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Muah hon! Sending the Energy Fairy your way! You are doing everything right--even down to cooking great food for others you can't eat while gnashing your teeth. You know that burns cals right? ;) hehe

You'll be feeling better soon I've got faith in you. You're too focused and goal oriented not to!!

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1 hour ago, FluffyChix said:

Muah hon! Sending the Energy Fairy your way! You are doing everything right--even down to cooking great food for others you can't eat while gnashing your teeth. You know that burns cals right? ;) hehe

You'll be feeling better soon I've got faith in you. You're too focused and goal oriented not to!!

Thanks! I was mostly grilled cheeses, Tomato Soups, reheating pizza and omelettes w/toast so the temptation was gone

BUT

the one yogurt parfait i prepared was what i missed 😂

Feeling a lot better today now that it has cooled down

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Well, at least you know from experience that this eating-next-to-nothing stage will pass soon enough.

You're very kind attending to everyone else's needs post-op: I think that in your shoes, I'd curl up with a book and direct hungry people to the freezer! ;-)

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3 hours ago, looly said:

Well, at least you know from experience that this eating-next-to-nothing stage will pass soon enough.

You're very kind attending to everyone else's needs post-op: I think that in your shoes, I'd curl up with a book and direct hungry people to the freezer! ;-)

Very true!

Unfortunately i didn't meal prep etc this time around because i was kind of in denial it was going to happen until it did 😭

My peeps could fend for themselves anyday but i felt fine enough to do it and I needed to be up and walking

However my freezer is full of popsicles - All mine

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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I am as usual late to the thread. So glad that you are healing and up moving about! Thank you for a few laughs as my freezer is full of Popsicles that are all mine... recovering from some nasty complications following plastics which has had me on the popsicle pity party for the last six weeks. Also it is excellent that people are beginning to speak of revisions and some of the long-term decisions post WLS. Yes I initially gained 15 pounds after surgery and I’m down to eight lbs but am still draining....

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First follow up with Surgeon:

Doing well so we advanced my diet to soft phase (eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, ricotta, etc)

Port sites healing well, walking enough, drinking fine etc. Told no smoking drinking alcohol, lifting things over 15 lbs. (Don't do any of this anyway 😂)

Side note: Asked the question about prevalence of GERD in VSG patients and was provided with the info that he counsels patients who are considering the sleeve that there is a ~30% chance of GERD developing (~30% chance of no development, ~30% chance of it being reversed through VSG) if there was any history of reflux. I didn't have Reflux regularly prior to surgery only during my first pregnancy

He said about 1/3 of people *may* develop it after VSG. I found that really interesting... Has anyone else been provided this type information?

Anyways here's the food ive made/tried so far: yogurt, cottage cheese and ricotta bake (everyone else's version featured)

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First follow up with Surgeon:
Doing well so we advanced my diet to soft phase (eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, ricotta, etc)
Port sites healing well, walking enough, drinking fine etc. Told no smoking drinking alcohol, lifting things over 15 lbs. (Don't do any of this anyway [emoji23])
Side note: Asked the question about prevalence of GERD in VSG patients and was provided with the info that he counsels patients who are considering the sleeve that there is a ~30% chance of GERD developing (~30% chance of no development, ~30% chance of it being reversed through VSG) if there was amy history of reflux. I didn't have Reflux regularly prior to surgery only during my first pregnancy
He about 1/3 of people *may* develop it after VSG. I found that really interesting... Has anyone else been provided this type information?

Anyways here's the food ive made/tried so far: yogurt, cottage cheese and ricotta bake (everyone else's version featured)


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Thank you so much for your update and information about GERD!! So so appreciated!!!
Congratulations on the advancement!! May your recovery continue to remain seamless!!![emoji176][emoji176][emoji176]

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Exactly 2 weeks post op now. Everything is going well

No complaints.

I have noticed I need to stay on top of laxatives and stool softeners. I believe I have a sluggish digestive system.

Speaking of BW, Its a different color than normal! Craziness...

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On 07/24/2019 at 17:58, GreenTealael said:



First follow up with Surgeon:




Doing well so we advanced my diet to soft phase (eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, ricotta, etc)




Port sites healing well, walking enough, drinking fine etc. Told no smoking drinking alcohol, lifting things over 15 lbs. (Don't do any of this anyway 😂)




Side note: Asked the question about prevalence of GERD in VSG patients and was provided with the info that he counsels patients who are considering the sleeve that there is a ~30% chance of GERD developing (~30% chance of no development, ~30% chance of it being reversed through VSG) if there was any history of reflux. I didn't have Reflux regularly prior to surgery only during my first pregnancy




He said about 1/3 of people *may* develop it after VSG. I found that really interesting... Has anyone else been provided this type information?




Anyways here's the food ive made/tried so far: yogurt, cottage cheese and ricotta bake (everyone else's version featured)




20190724_095926.jpg




20190724_121632.jpg




20190724_173154.jpg


Okay so I had heard numbers somewhat similar to this.

I’ve suffered GERD from my earliest memories. I had GERD in grade school and had to sleep upright all during pregnancy.
In fact, if I wasn’t careful, I’d bend over to tie my shoes and almost gag on the acid coming up (not pregnant, just on a normal day)
sleeping on 2 pillows was always a must for me because of the GERD. I’ve been on PPIs for years and years and years.
If I’d bought stock in Pepcid complete, I’d be rich by now just on what I’ve spent through the years.
My father also suffers GERD and actually has Barrett’s.

Imagine my surprise when I was scoped and zero, nada, zilch Barrett’s (or any other kind of complication) from over 40 years GERD. Heck, I was halfway resigned to the fact that I was going to be forced to have RNY despite my wish for VGS.

My surgeon told me about these same numbers and I went with sleeve because there was a 2 out of 3 chance it would get better, and the other chance I’d have to have a revision down the line.
So far..... fingers crossed...... it has improved somewhat.
There are times when it bothers me—usually when I’ve overeaten, or eaten AND drank red wine.
Lol, I’ve only done that twice and neither time was it a good idea.
Also, if I skip my PPI for more than 2 days I can feel it starting to bother me, but now that I’ve lost over 75 pounds, it’s soooooo much more manageable.

I would definitely say that while VGS definitely did NOT cure my GERD, It definitely did not get worse and is better than it was.
Not sure if that’s because of better diet, or losing a crap ton of weight, or the surgery. 🤷‍♀️

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2 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Exactly 2 weeks post op now. Everything is going well

No complaints.

I have noticed I need to stay on top of laxatives and stool softeners. I believe I have a sluggish digestive system.

Speaking of BW, Its a different color than normal! Craziness...

20190729_131559.jpg

Is it lighter more baby 💩 colour?

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Congrats on a successful po visit!!! So glad you are doing great!!! And so glad you're minding your poo! The struggle is real hon. And as long as you stay on top of it, you manage it well. :) No RB poos for you! ((hugs)) That outfit is dynamite on you and love your food pics!!!! :D

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Congratulations on your successful revision!

I'm in the situation that you were in I had the Lap Band in 2005 and due to throwing up, it was removed several months later. In 2006 I went to Mexico and had the Gastric Sleeve. I have lost over 100 pounds and I've kept it off. My problem started almost 2 years ago. I started throwing up undigested food.

I went to a US surgeon and was told I had a large hernia and it was causing a large portion of my stomach to push into my chest cavity. Long story short, the hernia was repaired and the doctor thought that would correct the reflux. Well it hasn't. After having more test ran he has determined that I now have spontaneous reflux. I'm actually dropping more weight due to the spontaneous reflux.

My doctor said that usually if you have problems throwing up with the lap band, you will with the sleeve. He said my sleeve has some angulation. He has recommended the conversion to an RNY in order to sustain life.

Unfortunately, my insurance is not wanting to cover. I will be eligible for Medicare in December and will limp along until then. Medicare will cover the revision.

Thanks for your updates on your revision. I'm extremely nervous about having the RNY, but have no choice.

BTW, you look awesome in your pictures. Keep up the great work!

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On 7/30/2019 at 1:46 AM, elcee said:

Is it lighter more baby 💩 colour?

Yes pale wheat/straw color

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