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Hi! I am 10 years post sleeve surgery.

I had my sleeve back in 2010, when the procedure what relatively new. I had the procedure done as an outpatient. I was cash pay and had no follow-up. Everything seemed to go well. I started at over 350lbs, and made it to 219lbs. I was ecstatic! I was no longer a diabetic, I no longer had high blood pressure. I no longer had an appetite. Being a cash pay, I was unable to afford a plastic surgeon, so I carried and still carry a bit of skin.

So, here I am, 10 years after. My weight today is 251lbs.

I still believe I have been successful. I can still shop at Macy's and not have to order everything online.

I gained weight, yes, but I have also gained confidence. After so long, my struggle with food is slowly returning. I am so afraid, that I started the process of looking into revision surgery. The surgeon that I have, at the hospital that I work at, will not revise a sleeve, but will revise a sleeve with bypass surgery. She states that there is a 100% complication rate, from things as small as a UTI to death. I would love to know more about this.

Insurance has approved the revision. I have already had the medical testing, upper GI, and will be meeting with the psychiatrist and dietician next week.

I would love to chat and hear stories from anyone who is considering revision surgery. I want to hear all of the good, bad and ugly. Please feel free to reach out at any time. I am new to this forum and would love gain support, information and be of support to others going through the same battles.

Thanks!

Jolynn

Let me know if you would like to chat further, I can be reached by email also.

If anyone is in the Seattle area, let's start a group!

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Good luck with your decision and possible revision. You're a success!

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Have you looked at DS or SIPS surgery? From my research it seems the better option. Revising to a bypass is said not to produce amazing weight loss (some but not all) my surgeon told me a revision to a bypass for me would only yield 25 lb or so and I need to lose 60. Good luck!

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I had sleeve surgery in March 2018. I ended up with gerd and hiatal hernia this year so recently revised to bypass.
I initially lost 73 pounds with sleeve and then bounced upwards by 16 pounds.

I am almost 8 weeks out from rny revision and have lost 34 pounds total and two pants size so far.

as of now I am happy with my decision to revise. Only wish that I had followed my gut (pun) and got the bypass from the start. It is going to take hard work and determination no matter what route you decide to take.

Good luck!

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Thank you! My doctor's only option is a revision to bypass.

Yes, 100% rate of complication. Anything from a minor UTI to death. Pretty scary....but still.....

I appreciate all the input and words of wisdom.

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Losingit2018 - How hard has your recovery been since the sleeve to bypass revision? How long were you out of commission before returning to your daily routine? For me, it isn't about how much I lose at this point, it is about not becoming diabetic again, and being taken away from my nephew as everyone else in my family has. At this point, I am the sole survivor at 45.

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9 hours ago, Jolynn said:

Yes, 100% rate of complication. Anything from a minor UTI to death. Pretty scary....but still.....

Maybe I shouldn't try to get approval for a gastric bypass after all. 😬

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I had an appointment to try to get approval for a sleeve to bypass revision, but I canceled it. This thread, and some other stuff I heard about gastric bypass, was freaking me out.

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