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10 hours ago, justmetj said:

One thing I wish I would have asked my Dr. before my surgery is what bougie size he was using for my sleeve. My restriction seems really good but it would be nice to know what size he used and I will be bringing it up at my next visit. Do you guys know yours?

I never asked about mine.

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I never asked mine. As another poster said there are lots of variables. I am pleased with my surgery and the success I've been having with my weight lost journey.

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And 99,99/100ths Surgeon's give you the perfect size to help you live your life and lose the optimum amount you need. Its like the perpetual thread over on the Bypass side of Bariatric Surgery.
HOW LONG IS YOUR BYPASS LENGTH? I always tell them- Just Long Enough that You Get Maximum Benefits and Short Enough that You Don't Suffer from Raging Malnourishment. Always do take your Surgeon's Advice; He or She are Professionals, been in the Business for a While and tend to know what things will work BEST for YOU!❤

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I didn't know where was such a thing. Never heard that term. No clue.

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34F

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What it is , the surgeon puts down into your stomach this catheter, they call it a bougie, measured in increments called French, average one about as thick as your thumb, in most cases about a 30 French or above. Has a patient rip out a 30 French urinary catheter, Yee-ouch still pains me to think about IT! Last urinary one I had was a 15 or 16 F, so about half as thick and I was ready to promise ANYTHING, maybe even offer up my First- Born to get that neoprene rascal Out Out Out! Please, I'll take myself to the BR every 15 minutes, please Please please? So I have pity on Anyone who has That kind of Plumbing Assistance!💦

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2 hours ago, GradyCat said:

I didn't know where was such a thing. Never heard that term. No clue.

Now you have something new to ask your Dr. That is if you care to know 😊

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2 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

What it is , the surgeon puts down into your stomach this catheter, they call it a bougie, measured in increments called French, average one about as thick as your thumb, in most cases about a 30 French or above. Has a patient rip out a 30 French urinary catheter, Yee-ouch still pains me to think about IT! Last urinary one I had was a 15 or 16 F, so about half as thick and I was ready to promise ANYTHING, maybe even offer up my First- Born to get that neoprene rascal Out Out Out! Please, I'll take myself to the BR every 15 minutes, please Please please? So I have pity on Anyone who has That kind of Plumbing Assistance!💦

Sorry you had to go through all of that. You are funny though

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My dr uses a 38F, I think he does that with every one.

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My surgeon used a 40 Fr bougie.

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