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I had sleeve in September 2016. I’ve regained 50 of the 130 pounds I lost and don’t believe I can get back to where I was and stay there indefinitely.

I think it’s too soon for me to be thinking about revision without spending at least six months making a hard effort to lose the weight.

Frankly, I’m depressed as hell and can’t stop thinking about being fat.

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You are only 162 lbs?

If so, perhaps it's time to be thinking about something other than your weight ?

:)

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You are right there - I agree with above, Go buy a dog or a harley, find something else to do besides food, You know the drill, you know what you have to do to get back down.

These kind of posts scare the hell out of me since i am closing in on my final pounds, but I am going at it this way, NO F@#ckin way i am going thru this again, I did it!

I really would just get back down and enjoy your life, F@#ck Food!

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Why do you think you have gained weight?

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It's true that GBP (revision) patients maintain at least a 10% or more weight loss than sleeve, so theoretically revision is just giving yourself a better chance. I revised for acid reflux and "only" had regained ~ 25# of 130# lost and was still < 30 BMI at revision. But I will say that losing the 17# I have lost since 12/16, which is a higher rate as a % and # as compared to sleeve, has made me much happier. With that said, I'm only 3 weeks out so I'm actually scared I will lose more than I want and look like an old man again with that drawn face. And then I'm scared that I'm going to regain as well. I guess I'll never be happy. Listen, our stomachs/bodies often betray us and make us hungrier than we need to be. And the food supply is stacked against healthy eating. So if you can get a revision to keep more weight off then I would do it whenever you are ready. It's a tough, tough, battle out there. If you have acid reflux, however, I wouldn't hesitate to revise sooner than later. I developed Barrett's Esophagus which is miserable to get at 44 and I'm hoping will go away with some healing.

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I was trying to get approved to go from sleeve to bypass because I have regained the weight I lost.

But it sounds like people are saying that the surgery could get rid of my GERD problem. Is that the case?

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I lost over 100 lbs after my band surgery in 2005. I gained back about 20 lbs over the next three years and then stabilized at 226 lbs for a couple of years. Then the yo-yo weight loss and gain began, more gain than loss. I was up to 260 lbs when I began thinking about revision surgery about a year ago, but did nothing to move forward. My acid reflux and GERDS became worst during that period. After two endoscopic exams, weeks apart midsummer, it was determined my band had slipped and my pouch was very small. Also, I had high potential for developing Barrett's esophagus. I decision for a revision was easy after that. The band was removed in December. After 2-3 discussions with my surgeon, I decided, given my history with acid reflux and GERDS, to revise to gastric bypass scheduled for Feb 27. Honestly, if I was only 12 lbs from my goal weight, I would concentrate on enjoying life.

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On 1/5/2020 at 8:49 PM, ryan_86 said:

I had sleeve in September 2016. I’ve regained 50 of the 130 pounds I lost and don’t believe I can get back to where I was and stay there indefinitely.

So your weight is at about 200 lbs now? Why do you believe that you can't back to where you were and stay there?

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I think it’s too soon for me to be thinking about revision without spending at least six months making a hard effort to lose the weight.

If you think that it's too soon for revision, then well... it's too soon for a revision! ;)

No, seriously... if you're not experiencing symptoms like e .g. serious reflux it's really hard to decide when it's time for a revision or if a revision makes any sense at all. There is always the risk of another surgery and results regarding additional weight loss or losing regained weight can be quite poor depending on the procedure.

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