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Pasta, red meat, or rice. Some ppl can and others cant. There's no guarantees which one you will fall into. I will lose weight. But I won't be able to eat like a normal person ever again even in moderation.

2) Acid reflux is a serious issue with the sleeve. I never ever had an issue with the band. I am dealing with rather bad GERD even though I am taking prescription meds. I have chatted with folks that it got so bad over the yrs that they had to revise to gastric bypass.

3) Vitamins! You can't live without them. Daily intake or I will develop issues. Are committed to do that?

4) NSAIDS! Even if your surgeon tells you that you can take them. There's significant debate on whether sleeved folks should take them or not. These meds are very hard on a normal stomach let alone a thin sleeve! Continous use will most likely lead ulcers which are very dangerous with little or no stomach left.Think about aging and the lack of NSAIDS.

5) You can still get stuck! I just had to vomit food yesterday. You still experience that nasty slime....eww! I cried the first time it happened cause I lived with that for 8 yrs.

Please feel free to message me. Think about life beyond weight loss cause there's no turning back with the sleeve

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Do you ever have actual statistics or numbers to back up all your claims? Yes, there are risks involved. What about all the people that have truly benefited from it? All the people that no longer have to take a medicine cabinet full of medicines? Or is it more important to try and scare other people away because you're unhappy with the decision you made? It's one thing to be realistic with people and point out the very real risk of complications. It's another to not have any numbers to back up your claims and do nothing but try to scare people.

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2 hours ago, orionburn said:

Do you ever have actual statistics or numbers to back up all your claims? Yes, there are risks involved. What about all the people that have truly benefited from it? All the people that no longer have to take a medicine cabinet full of medicines? Or is it more important to try and scare other people away because you're unhappy with the decision you made? It's one thing to be realistic with people and point out the very real risk of complications. It's another to not have any numbers to back up your claims and do nothing but try to scare people.

Oh you're quite right. I didn't realize that I forgot to note that it's my personal experience

Moreover, I think it's so unfortunate that the only experience this community accepts is a manic happy one. You are aware that the human emotions come in great spectrum right?

Lastly, this is really meant for folks who are revisions! That hear "ohhh the sleeve is sooooooooooo different" It's not an indictment on your decision! Duh of course you or anyone else must consider the risks vs benefits.

Thanks for commenting! I added my Personal Experience Disclaimer!

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2 hours ago, orionburn said:

Do you ever have actual statistics or numbers to back up all your claims? Yes, there are risks involved. What about all the people that have truly benefited from it? All the people that no longer have to take a medicine cabinet full of medicines? Or is it more important to try and scare other people away because you're unhappy with the decision you made? It's one thing to be realistic with people and point out the very real risk of complications. It's another to not have any numbers to back up your claims and do nothing but try to scare people.

Oh you're quite right. I didn't realize that I forgot to note that it's my personal experience

Moreover, I think it's so unfortunate that the only experience this community accepts is a manic happy one. You are aware that the human emotions come in great spectrum right?

Lastly, this is really meant for folks who are revisions! That hear "ohhh the sleeve is sooooooooooo different" It's not an indictment on your decision! Duh of course you or anyone else must consider the risks vs benefits.

Thanks for commenting! I added my Personal Experience Disclaimer!

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Well, can't edit the original post :(

I would like to note that this is my personal experience! Just sharing for anyone that was told or heard countless times how different the sleeve is from the band!

All the best :)

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The band isn't the greatest thing either, and most surgeons don't do it because of crazy complications like eroding. As for your complications they could get better. I have a friend I didn't even know was sleeved before she told me she lives a normal life eats pizza and more stuff, moderation is what works for her. Idk how far you are, but give it some time, and if your GERD is that bad you can't live with it revise to Bypass.

On the other hand I appreciate you giving a different outlook because everyone needs to know what they're up against, but the way you do it doesn't make sense. You try and turn people away as if WLS is sooo horrible which it isn't it's life saving for many, and of course there are complications, and something else you should add if you're going to talk about complications is the percentage of them that happens.

I'm sorry that you're going through them, but maybe change your approach to how you do it.

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Anne,

Being only two months out from surgery, it makes sense that you are unable to eat things like bread, Pasta, rice, red meat. You're not suppose to eat those things that soon after getting the sleeve. I know several people who have had the sleeve, including a close friend, and they had the most restriction during the first year after surgery. My friend is 2 and half years post op now, and can eat more foods than she could during the first year.

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This is clearly not for everyone. I however, was banded 8 years ago and lived in misery. I couldn't eat, I threw up everything, my hair fell out, I had slippage and erosion and was forced to have the band removed. I had the sleeve in December and have never been happier! I eat everything in small portions. I have lost 60 pounds since December. It's been an amazing journey. Everyone is different. Scaring people based on one bad experience isn't fair.



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I've only had the sleeve since December. I was banded for 8 years prior to that. The last 5 banded were horrible. So many complications, one thing after another - but couldn't afford a revision. Finally - I was able to have the revision, and I haven't regretted it once. Best decision ever, just wish I could have done it sooner. And at 4 months post-op, I haven't found one food I am unable to eat (in small amounts). Actually wished I had more restriction - but I can work with this for sure!

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