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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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Hi All, I had gastric sleeve in 2011 and kept off about a 100 pound. On June 13 I had a revision to gastric bypass. I am down roughly about 35 pounds since the bypass. But I seem to hit a lot of walls my weight either stays the same or goes up or down 1 pound . I am getting my Proteins and Water intake. I do walk every other day. I am eating about 1300 calories a day all good healthy stuff. I just cant figure out why I am not losing much weight. Anyone have this issue??

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Been there, I feel you all! I am your Band to Sleeve (regained all 70lb’s list) to bypass on Aug 22nd girl. Looking for support as well

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Hi all, I had my sleeve done in 2014, lost 7.5 stone and gained 2-3 stone's back. I have been advised to have the bypass due to severe acid reflux. So I'm thinking of having a revision so I welcome this postand your thoughts. I don't see to much stuff on the successes of having a revision. I'm told by surgeon my weight lost will be slow due to the fact that must of my excess weight 75% had been lost when I had the sleeve, so my starting position is different, he says I'm likely to lose the weight I've regained maybe a little more not that much around 45-50Ibs which is ok by me. I'm interest to find out how much people have lost in 6 -12 months of having a revision from sleeve to bypass.


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I’m a Sleeve to bypass but I regained it all due to a malformed sleeve to begin with. Yes info is so hard to come by. I e been combing the net trying to find good studies. What I have read does suggest you get one shot at fooling your body. But that’s just one study. and I don’t know if it’s different when you vrs try to continue looking. Keep me posted if you find anything. I go in aug 22nd!

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On 8/14/2018 at 4:20 AM, mikavick said:

Hi All, I had gastric sleeve in 2011 and kept off about a 100 pound. On June 13 I had a revision to gastric bypass. I am down roughly about 35 pounds since the bypass. But I seem to hit a lot of walls my weight either stays the same or goes up or down 1 pound . I am getting my Proteins and Water intake. I do walk every other day. I am eating about 1300 calories a day all good healthy stuff. I just cant figure out why I am not losing much weight. Anyone have this issue??

If you’re not losing weight than you’re eating too much. 1300 calories is more appropriate for maintenance mode, not weight loss mode. I recommend you eat dense Protein first, followed by non-starchy vegetables. And weigh all of your food and log everything that goes in your mouth with an app like MyFitnessPal. And try reducing your calories to 800-1000 per day to see if that gets you closer to your goal. Good luck!

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I'm not exactly the opinion you requested because I went from the band to the RNY. At the time, 10 years ago, the band had a decent amount of fanfare (Can you say 1-800-lap-band)? The Sleeve was just coming out and my insurance wouldn't cover it. To be honest, I wanted the sleeve, but wasn't willing to pay out of pocket. I didn't want something as extreme as the RNY.

I went from 293 to about 220, then up to 303. It never felt right, and the port flipped 90 degrees within a year or two. I choked all the time, and many times some extremely painful swallowing deals.

To answer your question about GERD, I can tell you this. I've had a problem for as long as I can remember it...Way before the lapband. When I wake up in the morning, I sound like a beat-up pickup truck. I have to clear my throat several times, drink Water, and even have to clear my throat several times a day. It was so bad my coworkers could tell when I hadn't "drank it out" because my voice would be raspy and out of pitch by a lot.

Before I had the lap band, I had GERD really bad. After the lap band, the symptoms went away immediately.

I talked to my RNY surgeon about the constant clearing of throat, and he said it might be silent gerd, and the surgery might fix it. I'm 6 weeks out today. Every morning when I wake up, my voice works perfect. No pitchiness, no clearing throat, nothing. It came as a great benefit to me. My surgeon does have me on prilosec for 6 months, he said it actually helps the pouch heal.

I did a lot of research and intense thinking about my revision. When I went to the required classes, I would say 60-70% of the people were going with the sleeve. The doc "kind of" recommended the sleeve saying the take rate was very high. The (very) long term results just aren't there compared to the RNY. The 10 year results show that the greatest retained loss is from the RNY. At the end of the day, that's the whole goal of the surgery, so that's what I went with.

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1 hour ago, CyclicalLoser said:

I'm not exactly the opinion you requested because I went from the band to the RNY. At the time, 10 years ago, the band had a decent amount of fanfare (Can you say 1-800-lap-band)? The Sleeve was just coming out and my insurance wouldn't cover it. To be honest, I wanted the sleeve, but wasn't willing to pay out of pocket. I didn't want something as extreme as the RNY.

I went from 293 to about 220, then up to 303. It never felt right, and the port flipped 90 degrees within a year or two. I choked all the time, and many times some extremely painful swallowing deals.

To answer your question about GERD, I can tell you this. I've had a problem for as long as I can remember it...Way before the lapband. When I wake up in the morning, I sound like a beat-up pickup truck. I have to clear my throat several times, drink Water, and even have to clear my throat several times a day. It was so bad my coworkers could tell when I hadn't "drank it out" because my voice would be raspy and out of pitch by a lot.

Before I had the lap band, I had GERD really bad. After the lap band, the symptoms went away immediately.

I talked to my RNY surgeon about the constant clearing of throat, and he said it might be silent gerd, and the surgery might fix it. I'm 6 weeks out today. Every morning when I wake up, my voice works perfect. No pitchiness, no clearing throat, nothing. It came as a great benefit to me. My surgeon does have me on prilosec for 6 months, he said it actually helps the pouch heal.

I did a lot of research and intense thinking about my revision. When I went to the required classes, I would say 60-70% of the people were going with the sleeve. The doc "kind of" recommended the sleeve saying the take rate was very high. The (very) long term results just aren't there compared to the RNY. The 10 year results show that the greatest retained loss is from the RNY. At the end of the day, that's the whole goal of the surgery, so that's what I went with.

Very Insightful! So glad this is working for you. 1 day more till my Sleeve to RNY on Wednesday. Nerves are kicking in...

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