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6 hours ago, Losingit2018 said:

I am wondering what you decided to do?

I haven't made a decision yet. I have only been able to find 1 person who had their original surgery with the surgeon I met with. She ended up going for revision in Mexico I believe. She didn't have bad things to say about the surgeon but she said his attitude is he did the surgery the rest is up to you so she suggested I find support groups and a nutritionist to see after since he does not provide that type of support. Those are two things I know I have to do to be successful regardless of the surgeon. I had asked his office if there were any revision patients who would speak with me about their experience but they have no gotten back to me in about a month now. I am going to meet with some surgeons in my area where I live and see what they recommend in regards to revision. The original surgeon I met with is 75 miles from where I live and I have found difficulty finding someone to come with me just for the endoscopy to even determine if the procedure is right for me. Its tough not having support through this process. I am hoping if I can find a surgeon closer to home it will be easier to find a friend who can drive me home after the endoscopy and ultimately the surgery.

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6 hours ago, Losingit2018 said:

Please keep us posted. I am getting scoped on Tuesday and May be in the same boat as you are.

Will do. I am two weeks away from surgery now. Best wishes on your endoscopy. That for me was when I had a true answer. Let us know how it goes.

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2 hours ago, Notthe1sttime said:

Update- I just had an endoscopy performed. We found out the pouch is quite large and there is a fistula connecting the pouch to the remnant stomach. This info is being presented to the insurance, and hopefully the revision is approved.

Prior to the procedure I decided to pursue the revision despite the predicted results. I felt like I owed myself the opportunity to try again. In the interim, I've been meeting with a nutritionist to improve my eating habits.

Im happy.

I am so happy you have made a decision for you! I know in my case I feel like I am going at this alone as there are not too many people who have had a revision to their RNY before. I am ok with this as I know it is what I need. More than anything I am happy and will be happier when I am finished with the surgery (2 weeks away).

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12 minutes ago, LostFound21 said:

I haven't made a decision yet. I have only been able to find 1 person who had their original surgery with the surgeon I met with. She ended up going for revision in Mexico I believe. She didn't have bad things to say about the surgeon but she said his attitude is he did the surgery the rest is up to you so she suggested I find support groups and a nutritionist to see after since he does not provide that type of support. Those are two things I know I have to do to be successful regardless of the surgeon. I had asked his office if there were any revision patients who would speak with me about their experience but they have no gotten back to me in about a month now. I am going to meet with some surgeons in my area where I live and see what they recommend in regards to revision. The original surgeon I met with is 75 miles from where I live and I have found difficulty finding someone to come with me just for the endoscopy to even determine if the procedure is right for me. Its tough not having support through this process. I am hoping if I can find a surgeon closer to home it will be easier to find a friend who can drive me home after the endoscopy and ultimately the surgery.

Thank you o much for posting this!!! So like you, I also want and will need the follow-up support that comes after surgery. My office does offer this (for a fee), but it is an investment that I am going to make for myself. I think it is under $300.

As far as the endoscopy - I was in the same boat as I had just moved to the city I am in. What I did was find a nursing/home health agency who does supportive services/transportation etc. I explained that I was having a procedure and needed a ride home after. I had to pay for two hours of the nurses time ($60) for her to drive me home. We were together for less than 30 minutes but it was the only way I could get my procedure completed. I took a uber to the location and she picked me up and signed me out. I arranged for the home health aid to be there when I finished and also let the doctor office staff know the dilemma I was in so they understood that I had a medical professional to be there for me once I was done. She was there on time (a beautiful person) who drove me home and even called to check on me after I was comfortable at home. Anyway - that is how I dealt with that similar problem.

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53 minutes ago, 2ndTimeFreedom said:

I am so happy you have made a decision for you! I know in my case I feel like I am going at this alone as there are not too many people who have had a revision to their RNY before. I am ok with this as I know it is what I need. More than anything I am happy and will be happier when I am finished with the surgery (2 weeks away).

You aren't alone. Thank you for being supportive 😊

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47 minutes ago, 2ndTimeFreedom said:

Thank you o much for posting this!!! So like you, I also want and will need the follow-up support that comes after surgery. My office does offer this (for a fee), but it is an investment that I am going to make for myself. I think it is under $300.

As far as the endoscopy - I was in the same boat as I had just moved to the city I am in. What I did was find a nursing/home health agency who does supportive services/transportation etc. I explained that I was having a procedure and needed a ride home after. I had to pay for two hours of the nurses time ($60) for her to drive me home. We were together for less than 30 minutes but it was the only way I could get my procedure completed. I took a uber to the location and she picked me up and signed me out. I arranged for the home health aid to be there when I finished and also let the doctor office staff know the dilemma I was in so they understood that I had a medical professional to be there for me once I was done. She was there on time (a beautiful person) who drove me home and even called to check on me after I was comfortable at home. Anyway - that is how I dealt with that similar problem.

Thanks for this info. I never thought of a home health agency but its worth the cost to get this moving along. I even told the doctors office about my dilemma and they had no suggested that but maybe I'm the first patient who had this issue. I have some friends I could ask but they are not reliable and I fear I would be stuck the day of the procedure without someone able to be there. In my case since its quite a distance from home I would probably stay local in a hotel near the hospital if I go with the first surgeon I met with. I figured I would stay a few days in the event there are any issues afterwards, i would be close by. I am attending a WLS seminar at a local hospital to where i live next week, mostly to get more info on the support after and such. Then if i feel they fit my needs in that regard I will make an appointment with a surgeon there and see my options. I want to be successful this 2nd time around and I want to make sure I get all the info I need especially in areas where I failed 20 years ago. Here in New Jersey in the northern part of the state there are not as many surgeons doing revisions and if they mention it on their sites they explains how risky it is and they dont take many candidates which worries me if they don't have as much experience with revisions. Southern part of NJ I find sooo many options and I have people who respond to my posts with their experience.

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33 minutes ago, LostFound21 said:

Thanks for this info. I never thought of a home health agency but its worth the cost to get this moving along. I even told the doctors office about my dilemma and they had no suggested that but maybe I'm the first patient who had this issue. I have some friends I could ask but they are not reliable and I fear I would be stuck the day of the procedure without someone able to be there. In my case since its quite a distance from home I would probably stay local in a hotel near the hospital if I go with the first surgeon I met with. I figured I would stay a few days in the event there are any issues afterwards, i would be close by. I am attending a WLS seminar at a local hospital to where i live next week, mostly to get more info on the support after and such. Then if i feel they fit my needs in that regard I will make an appointment with a surgeon there and see my options. I want to be successful this 2nd time around and I want to make sure I get all the info I need especially in areas where I failed 20 years ago. Here in New Jersey in the northern part of the state there are not as many surgeons doing revisions and if they mention it on their sites they explains how risky it is and they dont take many candidates which worries me if they don't have as much experience with revisions. Southern part of NJ I find sooo many options and I have people who respond to my posts with their experience.

I completely understand, and it makes so much sense. Like you, I am aiming for success and want to be able to win this battle. Yes, the home health agency was my life saver. I had to call two to find the perfect one for me. Please let us know how the WLS seminar goes next week.

As for me next week I will do my last primary care physician visit pre-surgery (Monday) and my Pre-surgical WLS class at my hospital ( required by the hospital) on Tuesday. I was a bit dismayed at the 6 month waiting period in January but now that I am about to cross the line I will be happy to start (or continue) this life long journey a healthier me.

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Stay strong, stay committed and I am sure this will all smooth out. Time cures many problems , but like the typical American I too am not overendowed with patience. When I want SOMETHING, I want it NOW!

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I have seen many posts by other weight loss surgery patience that have the exact same issue with getting someone to take them home. You guys are definitely not alone with this issue. The idea of a home health agency was great! That was good thinking.

I had my egd this morning and my dr found a hiatal hernia. I am wearing a monitor for the next 48 hours to measure acid in my esophagus. The dr placed a tiny probe in my esophagus when he was in there.

He raves about how well my surgery was done by my original surgeon. He also said that I have not stretched my sleeve which amazes me.

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9 hours ago, Losingit2018 said:

I have seen many posts by other weight loss surgery patience that have the exact same issue with getting someone to take them home. You guys are definitely not alone with this issue. The idea of a home health agency was great! That was good thinking.

I had my egd this morning and my dr found a hiatal hernia. I am wearing a monitor for the next 48 hours to measure acid in my esophagus. The dr placed a tiny probe in my esophagus when he was in there.

He raves about how well my surgery was done by my original surgeon. He also said that I have not stretched my sleeve which amazes me.

So happy you had your egd completed. I also think it is amazing that your pouch did not stretch!! That is great news. Without stretching did the surgeon suggest any next steps (outside the monitoring the acid)?

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10 hours ago, 2ndTimeFreedom said:

So happy you had your egd completed. I also think it is amazing that your pouch did not stretch!! That is great news. Without stretching did the surgeon suggest any next steps (outside the monitoring the acid)?

I go back to see the surgeon on the 16th. By that time he will have all of my test results in and will make suggestions. I will post what info I get here.

I wasn’t lucky enough to ever really lose my appetite and will admit that I am not good about sticking to plan.

I lost about 80 pounds in the first 6 months and my loss stopped there.

i made a long distance move plus lost 2 family members a few months apart. Got off track and have not been able to get back on track and stay there yet.

hoping that my dr has some good suggestions for me. The reflux has to be dealt with as well.

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So, here's the deal. I had RNY gastric bypass 20 years ago. I probably lost about 80lbs, I remember distinctly never weighing less than 200lbs. In the last 20 years, I've gained all of the weight back. About 5 years ago, I found out that WLS could be revised. After some research, I recently decided to pursue a revision. I have a consultation with a surgeon scheduled this Friday.
I would like to hear from anyone who had an RNY gastric bypass revised. What was the experience like? What procedure did your surgeon choose for you? Tell me about your outcomes.
Thank in advance
Have you considered revising to a modified duodenal switch? I had a RNY revised to this procedure on June 21st with no complications. I have lost a over 15 pounds since surgery and am doing everything to make good choices because it's a lifelong commitment. I have suffered the battle of the bulge also for years and was thankful to meet a revision specialist. Good luck and i hope you find your peace whether it's surgical option or non.

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54 minutes ago, purplefussia85 said:

Have you considered revising to a modified duodenal switch? I had a RNY revised to this procedure on June 21st with no complications. I have lost a over 15 pounds since surgery and am doing everything to make good choices because it's a lifelong commitment. I have suffered the battle of the bulge also for years and was thankful to meet a revision specialist. Good luck and i hope you find your peace whether it's surgical option or non.

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I am headed in for my revision surgery today. I am not sure the DS was offered to me. Instead, he is going to reduce my pouch and my stoma size. Ia m so looking forward to being in your boat with progressive weight loss after. It is great to hear you have zero complications after. How long was your revision surgery?

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4 hours ago, 2ndTimeFreedom said:

I am headed in for my revision surgery today. I am not sure the DS was offered to me. Instead, he is going to reduce my pouch and my stoma size. Ia m so looking forward to being in your boat with progressive weight loss after. It is great to hear you have zero complications after. How long was your revision surgery?

Wishing you a speedy recovery. I have an appointment with a surgeon closer to home August 21st. I have called to see if i can get in earlier but that was the earliest. I have to keep checking for cancellations. How long was the process to get to surgery from your first appointment?

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