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I'm new to this site but was happy to see it I had Gastric bypass surgery in 2003 at 320 I lost 100 but started gaining back the weight after 11 years so I opted for the Lapband which i had done in 2014 at a starting weight of 253 In the beginning everything was going well then all of a sudden acid reflux started i didn't take it serious because it wasn't happening everyday then all of a sudden it started getting worst and worser after 2-3 Upper GI Series It was noted to be a Dilated Esophagus which Is where the food takes forever to go down which can now lead to Aspiration pneumonia and possible aspirations in your sleep i had to sleep sitting up or just wouldn't sleep because i knew what was gonna happen the coughing, the spitting up it got so bad the liquid started coming thru my nose and sometimes even the food i ate was coming up thru my nose to the point where i was bringing up food I ate 2 days ago thats how slow the food was going down the Doctor removed Fluid from the band but no good it continued after my last Upper GI Series noting that this condition is becoming more serious especially since he could see the food that I had days ago well that was the straw that broke the camels back for me I don't think weight loss was worth losing my life for and I Changed Doctor so I just had my Lap band removed yesterday due to severe acid reflux slept good last night for the first time in a very long time but then i haven't eaten in 2 days but now for the real question am I going to gain back the weight ? right now I'm on liquids only until I go back for my S/P follow-up with the Doctor In 8 days so until then I'll be having premiere Protein 30g of protein /160 calories/1g sugar/LOW Fat/ 24 vitamins/minerals I'll have about 4-5 of them a day and lots of Water in between at least 64ozs My new Doctor has suggested to me a new procedure called the Overstitch this is where they go in and stitch back the original gastric bypass to the size of a golf ball but this can't be done until 6 months of weight- in as per Insurance guidelines my 3rd weight in will be on my post op visit so when you get to the 5th weight in you'll have to see the psychiatrist, the cardio MD, Nutritionist, all the MD's you saw when you first had the surgery then by the 6th weight in they'll apply for the surgery my Insurance will cover It Thank God but after this procedure this I can tell you Is the last surgery after this no more weight surgery for me.

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Hi everyone
I'm new to this site but was happy to see it I had Gastric bypass surgery in 2003 at 320 I lost 100 but started gaining back the weight after 11 years so I opted for the Lapband which i had done in 2014 at a starting weight of 253 In the beginning everything was going well then all of a sudden acid reflux started i didn't take it serious because it wasn't happening everyday then all of a sudden it started getting worst and worser after 2-3 Upper GI Series It was noted to be a Dilated Esophagus which Is where the food takes forever to go down which can now lead to Aspiration pneumonia and possible aspirations in your sleep i had to sleep sitting up or just wouldn't sleep because i knew what was gonna happen the coughing, the spitting up it got so bad the liquid started coming thru my nose and sometimes even the food i ate was coming up thru my nose to the point where i was bringing up food I ate 2 days ago thats how slow the food was going down the Doctor removed Fluid from the band but no good it continued after my last Upper GI Series noting that this condition is becoming more serious especially since he could see the food that I had days ago well that was the straw that broke the camels back for me I don't think weight loss was worth losing my life for and I Changed Doctor so I just had my Lap band removed yesterday due to severe acid reflux slept good last night for the first time in a very long time but then i haven't eaten in 2 days but now for the real question am I going to gain back the weight ? right now I'm on liquids only until I go back for my S/P follow-up with the Doctor In 8 days so until then I'll be having premiere Protein 30g of Protein /160 calories/1g sugar/LOW Fat/ 24 vitamins/minerals I'll have about 4-5 of them a day and lots of Water in between at least 64ozs My new Doctor has suggested to me a new procedure called the Overstitch this is where they go in and stitch back the original gastric bypass to the size of a golf ball but this can't be done until 6 months of weight- in as per Insurance guidelines my 3rd weight in will be on my post op visit so when you get to the 5th weight in you'll have to see the psychiatrist, the cardio MD, Nutritionist, all the MD's you saw when you first had the surgery then by the 6th weight in they'll apply for the surgery my Insurance will cover It Thank God but after this procedure this I can tell you Is the last surgery after this no more weight surgery for me.

I would do low carb high fat diet. I'm scheduled for lapband to bypass the 16th. If there is too much scar tissue they may not beable to do bypass then so I will have to stick to that. If it's not on the list to eat in not eating it. Just go to support groups and your Drs office. I failed my band and then couldn't get back on track. 10 Years of it and it needs to go

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I'm just nervous I don't want to gain back the weight with only wanting to lose 60-5-65lbs I pray that the overstitch works i sometimes wish I had waited until I know i was ready for this procedure because after all this I know I failed but what i have learned Is that never do something because everyone who did it says to do It " DO IT WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR READY TO DO it"

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