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6 minutes ago, ge0rgette2 said:

:) yes, we will be pals ;)

I was sleeved almost 5 years ago --- did well, gained back a little, but this isn't for weight loss - the GERD hit me last year and I'm on double PPI now and it's horrendous - I have a umbilical hernia, not related, maybe they claim, but thats being repaired too - so maybe thats why I'm worried. I did great with the sleeve the first time around - pain, etc... I'm just worried this is a double whammy, the bypass and hernia fix. I am not looking forward to it - nervous and anxious ... I know it'll be fine -- just the high of getting it all done .. I just want it over with if you know what I mean. I was so prepped in March, excited, now with all this COVID and being put on hold - I just let my guard down -- worry no one can visit ... it's just a lot going on in my head... anyways, I'll be okay!! :)

I'd love to lose another 40-50 lbs, but if this GERD goes away -- AWESOME!!! that's what I'm waiting for.

Water gives me heartburn... its constant all day .. I'm glad they cleared the way here in NY for electives.

I was on the emergency list, so I've waited only 2 weeks.. Today is clear liquid - horrendous!! LOL

I will tell you I had a hernia repair also with this bypass and I was in more pain then with the sleeve. They managed it with meds the worst I was was an 8 and that was after I started coming to so its foggy.

I know exactly what you mean I also just wanted it to be over with and be home and I am doing much better home then in the hospital .

I am surprised I am not tired and hurting more to be quite honest. I have been home a little over 48 hrs and only taken 3 pain pills.

You are going to do great and we can start getting this little extra weight off together !

What time is surgery ?

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1 minute ago, Tracyringo said:

I will tell you I had a hernia repair also with this bypass and I was in more pain then with the sleeve. They managed it with meds the worst I was was an 8 and that was after I started coming to so its foggy.

I know exactly what you mean I also just wanted it to be over with and be home and I am doing much better home then in the hospital .

I am surprised I am not tired and hurting more to be quite honest. I have been home a little over 48 hrs and only taken 3 pain pills.

You are going to do great and we can start getting this little extra weight off together !

What time is surgery ?

Umbilical? right ... I had a hiatal fixed/removed during the sleeve, or maybe It was removed w/ the stomach LOL

I don't remember, lol

I am unsure what time - waiting for the 'call' today - I had to get a rush COVID test yesterday - I was anxious about that as well but it's negative. I had a horrendous dream, id get to today and find out otherwise!! EEEK!!!

My husband had the virus back in early March - was exposed, no antibodies though - my daughter, 17, had a high antibody rate and NOT ONE symptom, so weird I tell you!

I'm hoping it's early morning - unsure how many surgeries they are doing tomorrow.. I know he had 2 available dates upcoming since they removed the ban on electives... I'm one of the first surgeries to go now with the hospital opening up - they made sure I was okay knowing there is a COVID floor - but I believe that they are going to be so cautious now and soooo extra clean with everything.. I just hope I don't have to wear a mask in my room, that'll stink!!! They are horrible to breath, esp with the fogginess of the reading glasses.

I'm sure bypass will be fine - have had surgeries before, and two c-sections and managed lol

The hernia is scaring me, as I Have to be extra careful they said about lifting this time...

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On 5/14/2020 at 6:54 PM, DesperateEC said:

Honestly it’s not about the actual number I’m just afraid to stop losing since it’s a slower process and I’m the one stopping myself after 2-3 bites. And I wish I could tell my family to leave me the hell alone but how can I when they are right? I did fail😔 I have 2 beautiful children from it but to ballon back after I’ve tasted the glory is so depressing.

I HAVE. IT CAN BE DONE.

I recommend therapy. It's really none of their business, and if you can't tell them to drop it or you're leaving the room, please get help!

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On 5/14/2020 at 2:11 PM, frozengrapes said:

Same surgery date and have only lost 15! I do not have a lot to lose so I get it, I just thought it would be more when eating 750 high Protein, low fat, low sugar diet. And If I cant lose on a post diet, diet, then what? And yes I exercise.

On a positive note I have had normal blood sugar and off all meds since my first surgery. In 4 years with the sleeve was able to keep most of the weight off.

Hang in there. I am guessing that I will lose like you, slowly !! I am looking to lose 20 lb .

My question to you is how many calories do you think you will be able to eat to stay at goal ? I was eating around 800 to 1000 last summer just to stay at 166-168

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30 minutes ago, ge0rgette2 said:

Umbilical? right ... I had a hiatal fixed/removed during the sleeve, or maybe It was removed w/ the stomach LOL

I don't remember, lol

I am unsure what time - waiting for the 'call' today - I had to get a rush COVID test yesterday - I was anxious about that as well but it's negative. I had a horrendous dream, id get to today and find out otherwise!! EEEK!!!

My husband had the virus back in early March - was exposed, no antibodies though - my daughter, 17, had a high antibody rate and NOT ONE symptom, so weird I tell you!

I'm hoping it's early morning - unsure how many surgeries they are doing tomorrow.. I know he had 2 available dates upcoming since they removed the ban on electives... I'm one of the first surgeries to go now with the hospital opening up - they made sure I was okay knowing there is a COVID floor - but I believe that they are going to be so cautious now and soooo extra clean with everything.. I just hope I don't have to wear a mask in my room, that'll stink!!! They are horrible to breath, esp with the fogginess of the reading glasses.

I'm sure bypass will be fine - have had surgeries before, and two c-sections and managed lol

The hernia is scaring me, as I Have to be extra careful they said about lifting this time...

My surgeon said no lifting more then 20 lbs, which I thought was a lot. Patients didn't have to wear masks, just the staff .

Now you are the first person I have spoke with that has known someone with covid. Glad your family is okay and didn't get all the horrible things the media talks about.

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1 hour ago, Tracyringo said:

Exactly. I loved that restriction and if it is not coming back then this is all on me again like before I had the sleeve.

Are you measuring portions and how much are you eating at one sitting ?

I had my revision in March and lost 40 pounds. I had my sleeve in March ( 5 years ago ) and on this date lost 55 pounds so it’s definitely slower and I’m actually exercising and counting calories etc this time around. I’m trying to restrict myself just like the sleeve so I’m only eating Protein and a very small amount at each sitting and drinking a lot a lot of Water. It’s hard because that never full feeling is depressing. It makes food and eating ALL I can think about. I’m trying to occupy my time with other things also

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29 minutes ago, Tracyringo said:

My surgeon said no lifting more then 20 lbs, which I thought was a lot. Patients didn't have to wear masks, just the staff .

Now you are the first person I have spoke with that has known someone with covid. Glad your family is okay and didn't get all the horrible things the media talks about.

Phew - hate these masks LMAO :) I'm sure I'm in a private room - unsure they'd put two patients together right now - we will see ;)

yes, My husbands case was very mild. Hit him like a ton of bricks, dry cough, massive headache, just achy etc... lasted about 4 days maybe 5 - quarantined for 14. My son's friends father has it bad - been in hospital 46 days and wasn't on a vent but had pneumonia twice and is in ICU right now - going to rehab next. It does exist - unsure about the death numbers, but it's a real virus

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47 minutes ago, DesperateEC said:

I had my revision in March and lost 40 pounds. I had my sleeve in March ( 5 years ago ) and on this date lost 55 pounds so it’s definitely slower and I’m actually exercising and counting calories etc this time around. I’m trying to restrict myself just like the sleeve so I’m only eating Protein and a very small amount at each sitting and drinking a lot a lot of Water. It’s hard because that never full feeling is depressing. It makes food and eating ALL I can think about. I’m trying to occupy my time with other things also

That is what I am going to do too and I know I can do it . I am just not happy about it and I don't understand why some get restriction with revision and not others and no one told me from the Drs. office.

They had me down at hospital to be taking in 8 oz of full liquids each meal. Really ? I could not understand why. I cannot wait to get to my appointment Thursday.

I weighed 296lbs the day of my surgery ( sleeve) and in 2 months I only lost 27 lbs. I hung in there and made goal by following the plan the first year. my original goal of 180. I went on to loose down to 164.8 the lowest I ever got and stayed there all last summer was on my way back down and decided to hold steady thinking there was going to be some big weight loss and I didn't want to be too thin for my frame, SHEESH had I only of known, lol. Went in Friday weighing 180 and came out Sunday 185. This morning 181 lmao

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4 hours ago, Superman84 said:

You are giving people bad information about the bypass when it was your 2nd surgery not your first.

I had the RNY BYPASS and had not one issue and below my goal weight already and doing amazing!!

Since when is stating facts about ones experience considered bad information. I call it facts and like to hear all sides. Not everyone has perfect experience like you did.

Being her second surgery means squat.

Edited by Losingit2018

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1 hour ago, Tracyringo said:

My surgeon said no lifting more then 20 lbs, which I thought was a lot. Patients didn't have to wear masks, just the staff .

Now you are the first person I have spoke with that has known someone with covid. Glad your family is okay and didn't get all the horrible things the media talks about.

There is a person that lives in my neighborhood that has covid. Now you know two :)

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Have a question and it may sound stupid..... but if you already had the sleeve and now have the RNY..... How can there be no restriction? Did the dr not re cut the sleeve to make it small again? or did they just do the MGB... / by pass?

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1 hour ago, BayougirlMrsS said:

Have a question and it may sound stupid..... but if you already had the sleeve and now have the RNY..... How can there be no restriction? Did the dr not re cut the sleeve to make it small again? or did they just do the MGB... / by pass?

Its not a stupid question. Honestly I do not know. I was told I was given the bypass and they didn't bypass as much as maybe others because I didn't want problems with Vitamin deficiency. I was drugged up but I think I remember him saying the rest of the sleeve is still in there. I am going in on Thursday to find out just what is going on. I did see the swallow test the day after surgery and it looked like a straight line pretty much and a small bump in the middle, which I thought was the stoma but as I said I was drugged up. I will let you know as soon as I know though.

Another thing though is I haven't eaten solids, so it is possible that liquids and mush just slide right on through. I am pretty sure Wendy will advance me on Thursday to a soft diet. So maybe I will feel something with eggs, cottage cheese, Beans, ect . I am hopeful. Either way I am back to tracking food like I did with the sleeve the first 18 months and weighing and measuring.

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The restriction for people with the sleeve varies a lot. Some people have trouble eating, some never feel it. Some get full a lot faster, and it completely goes away for some people. So I think the sleeve is still there (no way to put stomach back) but the restriction isn't felt.

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4 minutes ago, JessLess said:

The restriction for people with the sleeve varies a lot. Some people have trouble eating, some never feel it. Some get full a lot faster, and it completely goes away for some people. So I think the sleeve is still there (no way to put stomach back) but the restriction isn't felt.

My sleeve was tight . After 2 years 9 1/2 months I was just able to eat a small meal and I was happy with it.

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13 hours ago, Tracyringo said:

My sleeve was tight . After 2 years 9 1/2 months I was just able to eat a small meal and I was happy with it.

I probably read over it, but why did you revise? I was a bandmember from 2009-2017 and lost about 89#. (232#-143#). Lost it due to a slip, due to a stomach flu. Was WLS free for 2.5 years and gained 30#. Day of sleeve 8/28/19 (tomorrow is 9 mths) 173#.... today 126#.

I'm worried about regain with the sleeve. funny that i was never fearful of regain with the band. I had much better control with the band than with the sleeve. I've done great with the sleeve.... but i seen how people slowly increase their food and regain. Right now i'm still at the 2-3 bites and i'm full, but i'm hungry again sooner. With the band i was hardly ever hungry.

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