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Hey all, I have seen so many different pre op things everyone is going through but here in our program in Vermont as part of the classes and program we have a journal where we have to create a four day liquid diet and then actually do a 3 day liquid soft food no chew diet. Has anyone else done this? From statistics I guess our program is much longer than other states as I started this process in September and it is now April but I am near completing all of the requirements in order to submit it to insurance but am wondering what others on their programs have had to do. This 3 day is not the final liquid diet before actual surgery but a prep so to speak for the big 14 day and at this point I am stuck on the weight loss portion needed. Any an all tips to keep my head in the game and lose this weight will also be a huge help. I look forward to chatting with anyone else here on this journey :) Also, I was planning on the gastric bypass but struggling with that or the sleeve what are everyones thoughts for each?

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Hey,
I am in SC and was told that the sleeve was best for me.
I have severe reflux disease and was type 2 diabetes, hbp,high cholesterol and sleep Apnea.
So I did have the sleeve done, i lost 87 lbs in 11 months but I was having worse reflux. Much worse had 2 add 3 extra medications to what I was already doing. Went from 2 pills a day to 10 a day now.
My gastrointestinal doctor said that he believes it has gone into Barrett's Esophagus now and I needed to originally have the RNY surgery. Now in process of getting approved for the RNY revision from my insurance companies.
My advice is if you have reflux disease to get all the information from your doctor about the effects of the sleeve before considering that option.
RNY is supposed to completely get rid of it.
I was told that the sleeve would get me off the meds.Well it did for the first 6 weeks. Once foods were coming back in the Reflux got way worse and has gotten so much worse since surgery. I am absolutely miserable.
I don't know your situation but I just wanted to let you know that reflux can get worse with the sleeve.


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