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I am scheduled for the gastric sleeve in January. I am having second thoughts and debating on changing surgery to the gastric bypass. Has anyone had the sleeve and wished they would have went ahead with the bypass? Or had a revision? Or anything like that and why. Thanks!

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What are your reasons for wanting to change?

Have you discussed this with your surgeon?

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If you have a lot to lose, will not change your diet ,already have reflux, maladaptive eating patterns, diabetes/hypertension, lack of self control /moderation you may want to consider talking about the sleeve vs bypass again with your team.

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Ask Ellie123, or Matt Z , who went from lap-band to RnY, there are Many Many that went that route, Ellie123, if you can find her home or answering , she is back at work and traveling Europe a whole,lot, had all 3, happy happy happy with her bypass but it WASNT ALWAYS SO! One of the people with a more bumpy recovery than me, mine sways and is as bumpy as a cheap worn-out wood rollercoaster, but what the hey! Beats being obese and dead all hollow! Hasn't killed me yet, getting used to eating like a depressed earthworm, but I still look forward to purees, softs, my shoes and on to REAL food, even though I will engulf FOOD no more, I'll eat like a refined LADY instead of a Demented Tasmanian Devil, afraid I will miss something tasty in the Road!🚧⚠🚘NO MORE ROADKILL ETC. Sniff sniff! I'll make it yet to sane diet and a smooth life!

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And if she is not Total Vegan , she is close. And FYI animal Protein, Precious Pouch won't accept meats, repulsed my last talapia, hated eggs, even soft gentle scrambled. Maybe SHE is telling me something? Well never TOO OLD to learn.😛❤🙏

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49 minutes ago, Vegan_Bariatric said:

I am scheduled for the gastric sleeve in January. I am having second thoughts and debating on changing surgery to the gastric bypass. Has anyone had the sleeve and wished they would have went ahead with the bypass? Or had a revision? Or anything like that and why. Thanks!

I agree with @GreenTealael

The sleeve was the right choice for me. Less invasive, My intestines are not rerouted. Type one diabetic I can eat small amount of sugar without dumping syndrome.

Talk with your team. Find what's right for you.

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If you have not been here already, Here is a link to a bariatricpal vegetarian/vegan forum.

https://www.bariatricpal.com/forum/1101-vegetarian-or-vegan-eating/

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Thank you Spell and post Correct, for your mis-guided changes to a lucid paragraph I posted. It was Mushies not My Shoes, although before this seige is over I may well chomp on a Cross-Trainer instead of a Binkey. What is worse, I do proofread before I post but LG and Verizon, don't know to blame more, translate it to what they THINK I SAID, How can I get to Chinese engineers and Verizon in New Jersey or elsewhere to strangle someone? See even my larceny,plans go awry! Would go back to bed, but haven't bought drapes for new location, Sun too bright until,afternoon.😣😞😣

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1 hour ago, GreenTealael said:

If you have a lot to lose, will not change your diet ,already have reflux, maladaptive eating patterns, diabetes/hypertension, lack of self control /moderation you may want to consider talking about the sleeve vs bypass again with your team.

@GreenTealael My lack of self control/moderation is what is making me rethink the sleeve. I got approved for surgery about a month ago and have been having serious food control issues since then. And I'm scared if I don't have something that is super restrictive that I will not be as successful. I am currently sitting at around 210 (which isn't my highest of 252 or my lowest of 169) so to reach my goal weight of 145, I need to lose 65 pounds.

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50 minutes ago, skinnylife said:

If you have not been here already, Here is a link to a bariatricpal vegetarian/vegan forum.

https://www.bariatricpal.com/forum/1101-vegetarian-or-vegan-eating/

This is awesome, Thank you!

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1 hour ago, KimTriesRNY said:

What are your reasons for wanting to change?

Have you discussed this with your surgeon?

@KimTriesRNY I am afraid I won't be as successful and do not want to have to have a revision surgery later. I have a sugar addiction and do not know that the sleeve will be help me with that....

I have reached out to my surgeon and will hopefully get to speak with him soon about it.

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