Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

On 4/24/2019 at 10:04 AM, Mikeyy said:

I've spoken to many people who had complications with VSG GERD reflux and slow weight loss..

Curious if anybody wish they choose RNY but for some reason insurance won't cover?

Have a friend in that position!

Why are doctors pushing VSG?

Ugh. So really, I thought your question was genuine. I thought you were genuinely seeking feedback. But it turns out, because you already know everything -- you knew "the answer" to this question before you asked it. You were looking to set people up and receive some "bias confirmation." LOL.

*sigh* I sure hope everything goes textbook with your surgery and you have no complications...I fear if you have to contend with any, you will be one hot angry miserable mess.

Edited by FluffyChix

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now whose being mean... Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good lord. You can't even see that you set the whole forum up with the question and came across as someone who knows better than everyone else and that you were just waiting to trip them up and confirm your own position?

Well, ok then...moving on...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 5/13/2019 at 1:25 PM, LeaG said:

I actually had a failed bypass due to surgeon error. That was the worst mistake NOT making sure I had a surgeon who was right for me. Supposedly, the surgeon I had was top notch down here in Southern California, but he is an absolute quack!

Anyhow, my NEW surgeon opted me for VSG. I still wanted my bypass but thought of the benefits of VSG vs RNY. VSG has less Vitamin deficiency vs bypass patients. Yes, GERD CAN be a problem, but I haven't experienced any of that so far and I am 3 weeks post op. I feel great, less down time, and I would definitely do the VSG all over again vs RNY.

Sent from my Redmi Note 6 Pro using BariatricPal mobile app

@LeaG

I'm in SoCal and am looking for a surgeon. Which Dr. did your bypass and which Dr. is doing the Sleeve? I want to know who to go to and how to avoid here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 5/13/2019 at 4:00 PM, Healthy_life2 said:

We are all more than the statistics. I guess you can say I don’t fit the statistics/norm of a sleeve procedure. I lost fast. starting 254 to 140 in six months. I had no complications

My view only: I totally agree with the above and i did not do any research pre op - I saw the success my brother had and just went for the sleeve. I also lost fast and it was must for me.

However i have a hard time eating and staying with the intake of food, That is a common side effect to the sleeve, If i was to do it over i would most likely Research other options and the pro;s and cons of both.

This is a life long decision and it takes time to figure out your route - But i would have never lost the weight without the surgery and would have died very shortly so for me i can live with the little side effects that saved my life

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No regrets here. I am almost 7 years out, and within 20 lbs of goal. I didn't want the lap band because I thought it would cause problems when I ride horses, and I didn't want the malabsorption/maldigestion of bypass (and the idea of loose parts hanging around in there creeped me out!) so I figured the sleeve was best for me.

I did have problems with reflux, especially at first, so I tend to stay away from spicy food, acidic food, or tomato-based food. Even then, still would get reflux at night when in bed. UNTIL I discovered the wedge! Started out on a wedge pillow, then because I roll around a lot, I put my whole mattress on a wedge. Then when my mattress needed replacing, I got a mattress with an adjustable base, so I can elevate my upper body as much as I want.

From the FIRST NIGHT with the wedge pillow, I have not had any reflux at night! It seems to have even helped with daytime reflux, although I'm not sure why. Just glad it's gone!

If you don't want to deal with wedges, try putting the legs at the head of your bed up on blocks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol this post is almost a year old..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have never regretted the sleeve for a second. From pumping the pain meds, to changing my diet, to stalls. It’s all good. I would only get a revision if I got GERD, and no sign of it 14 months out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And I thought putting down other people's choice of surgery was against the rules, no?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, Superman84 said:

Lol this post is almost a year old..

Well, someone found it and posted to it again, so there will be new replies. I don't know about you, but when I read a post, I don't take the time to look at all the dates on all the posts/replies. Especially when I am reading on my phone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No regrets yet-

it has been a rough go, as I am only five days out. The Clear Liquids were killing me, and I had to try a Greek yogurt with Protein. Went down just fine. I don’t get how or why I’m still feeling hungry when so much of the belly is gone! Ugh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • MissPennyP

      I’m confused 
      · 5 replies
      1. Orgasetiree

        https://eggharborfesthaus.com/desert-kitchen-nm.html

      2. JeffreyAlare

        https://mbig.com.ua/

      3. JeffreyAlare

        https://mbig.com.ua/

      4. Jameszew

        http://www.studiomerliniortodonzia.it/cgi-bin/bentelan.htm

      5. BrandonGep

        https://kinogo2.by/

    • SabrinaGoddess

      6 Weeks Post Op!

      My world is drastically different! I now walk 3 to 4 miles a day and I’m constantly getting up to move my body! .

      I close my Apple Watch rings daily and about 4 to 6 days a week I double or triple them!

      I have been released to have all foods. When I reintroduce some I need to start at 1 ounce to see how “Tiny Tummy” likes it!

      I am not reintroducing sugars, coffee or junk! I did not pay close to $13,000 to fail! .

      I went to get follow up bloodwork done this week and my numbers are all in the perfect range! .

      This is my new world and I am happy it!

      · 4 replies
      1. Poergierm

        http://oddershedelorentzen42.xtgem.com/

      2. Niz

        https://eggharborfesthaus.com/proton-pack-storage-rack.html

      3. Arabesque

        Congratulations. It’s a great feeling when the weight disappears & you can start to do so much more. 😁

      4. Slownstedy

        ….and this is only the beginning :)

    • ms.sss

      @DaisyChainOz, @Arabesque ... am totally thinking of both of you this very moment as I watch the final set of the Millman-Federer match at the AO... I am riveted and literally screaming at the TV...
      · 3 replies
      1. ms.sss

        BEST. TIEBREAK. EVER.

      2. DaisyChainOz

        haha unfortunately I missed it! Glad you enjoyed though :D

      3. Arabesque

        I didn’t see it either but I wish I had now for both the battle on court & the ball tampering accusations flying around everywhere now.

    • OutbackJo

      Has anyone had a gastric sleeve revision? 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Mousiana

      Hate thinking about foods I used to love... Burgers & wings. Gotta stay focused. 😤
      · 3 replies
      1. Lyndor

        Think about all you will gain. Seriously, nothing is better than my size 4 jeans!

      2. BayougirlMrsS

        nothing tastes better than thin feels.....

      3. Krestel

        There is nothing wrong with burgers and wings...it's only the amount that is the issue. Why not have a burger but take away the bun? You dont need to eat the entire burger. My favorite is using the sous vide to cook them and then giving them a little color in the frying pan. It's all protein anyhow.

        As for the wings, why not try making wings at home? By making your own sauce you can cut down on the empty calories.

        By giving up foods, you can also cause issues, mental ones. The idea is to not eat all of it, but to enjoy a little portion. That's why we have the stomach changes to begin with. But in all takes things slowly and see what your stomach allows.

  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×