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Surgery Scheduled! Revision Sleeve to Bypass



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I am having my sleeve converted to bypass on June 26, due to damage from GERD. I had the sleeve in February of 2014, and did really well. I am bummed about another surgery, but I am hopeful that I will feel better and not do any further damage.

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@Kimber628I just had my revision to bypass because of awful GERD as well. One week ago tomorrow..... surgeon has cleared me for "mushies" already, today was my first time in 5 months to be able to "eat" something that wasn't a full liquid without severe pain caused by GERD (and hiatal hernia).

Looking forward to my life again. Sounds dramatic, but pretty true.

I hope you get awesome results/relief from the GERD probs as well. :)

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Had my revision on May 30th to gastric bypass and couldn't be happier!!!!!!! I suggest everyone who feels the way I did to go back to the doctors, they are there to help. Screw people who shame you into thinking it was YOUR fault. I waited nearly 2 YEARS because I blamed myself for my sleeve failure. LOW AND BEHOLD, it was SURGEON ERROR! You hope and pray that you are not the 1% of this group, but sometimes you are, and it is okay. Down from 250 to 233, and couldn't be happier! Seeing the number on the scale decrease again is amazing. Not only that, my face is slimmer and its also those non-scale victories that have me so happy!

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Miss smiles,

I’m so happy to see your post. I’m being revised from sleeve to bypass on July 10th and lately have been second guessing if I should do it since I “failed “ at the sleeve too. I always felt my restriction wasn’t was what it was supposed to be. I can’t wait now to have the bypass. Thanks for the update!
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On 6/13/2018 at 9:44 AM, Tmusselman said:

Miss smiles,

I’m so happy to see your post. I’m being revised from sleeve to bypass on July 10th and lately have been second guessing if I should do it since I “failed “ at the sleeve too. I always felt my restriction wasn’t was what it was supposed to be. I can’t wait now to have the bypass. Thanks for the update!

You went through this journey once, and it didn't work out - but its not the end. I feel like I have been given a second chance, so you can totally do this! Even my dad said he couldn't believe I went through the surgery again, and I told him I wasn't a quitter! I will try, and try again until i reach a goal weight, and am finally happy with myself. I am sure you feel the same!

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May this surgery be the last surgery you even require😝😷😝

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Lately I have been thinking that this will never really be over for me. I have been reading about people who had bypass surgery many years ago and needed a "tune-up" or an over-stitch, which is apparently pretty simple and done on an out-patient basis. Personally, I would rather submit to some kind of surgery every ten years or so than further damage my body with out-of-control weight gain. At age 48, I am finally done beating myself up over this. I truly believe that if intelligence, my best effort and a powerful desire to do be healthy were enough, I would be at my goal weight without surgery right now.
Best wishes to you all who are trying so hard to get this very heavy monkey off your back! :220_monkey_face:

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