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5 hours ago, BayougirlMrsS said:

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.

I have erosive esophagitis Grade D. I didn't want cancer and hopefully my esophagus will repair itself now and I wont get it. You are doing really well with your sleeve. You have some bounce back room if you need it with what you have lost. Congrats.😄

At some point your sleeve will relax and you will notice pretty quickly. ( at least I did ) I had been told it would happen but didn't believe it . I was just at 2 years. I wasn't able to eat a 4 oz portion of Protein in one sitting until then so it was kind of weird when it happened. I cant imagine being 9 months out and only eating 2 to 3 bites per meal. What do you eat ?

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17 hours ago, Tracyringo said:

I have erosive esophagitis Grade D. I didn't want cancer and hopefully my esophagus will repair itself now and I wont get it. You are doing really well with your sleeve. You have some bounce back room if you need it with what you have lost. Congrats.😄

At some point your sleeve will relax and you will notice pretty quickly. ( at least I did ) I had been told it would happen but didn't believe it . I was just at 2 years. I wasn't able to eat a 4 oz portion of Protein in one sitting until then so it was kind of weird when it happened. I cant imagine being 9 months out and only eating 2 to 3 bites per meal. What do you eat ?

Breakfast i normally eat a 1/4 of a piece of Good Seed bread or if im at work i like the Special K pastry crisps.

lunch today is steamed cauliflower

dinner last night was a 1/2 cup of homemade chili

My cals come in the alcohol....

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2 hours ago, BayougirlMrsS said:

Breakfast i normally eat a 1/4 of a piece of Good Seed bread or if im at work i like the Special K pastry crisps.

lunch today is steamed cauliflower

dinner last night was a 1/2 cup of homemade chili

My cals come in the alcohol....

Where is your Protein ? Do you feel sick or sluggish ? I am sorry to hear about the alcohol. Did the drinking start before the sleeve?

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EXACTLY! With the sleeve the weight literally falls off!! With the bypass it’s no physical stopping. I’m eating like I have the sleeve ( small bites) but the fact that I don’t get the full sensation temps me to snack[emoji22][emoji22] message you all the new sleeve patients : EMBRACE THE RESTRICTION!!!!
But with bypass isn't the dumping syndrome the physical restriction? ( I'm new here and doing my research) , please correct me if I'm wrong.

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2 hours ago, Tracyringo said:

Where is your Protein ? Do you feel sick or sluggish ? I am sorry to hear about the alcohol. Did the drinking start before the sleeve?

Alcohol?

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I'm one year out of my VSG surgery. I have GERD really bad. NO meds have helped. I also feel like food gets stuck in my throat. My doc has set me up for an EGD. Depending on the results, he said we would probably revise my sleeve to a bypass. What is the success like? I have gained 30 lbs. back. I am so embarrassed. Will the bypass help me get more weight off??

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4 hours ago, Tracyringo said:

Where is your Protein ? Do you feel sick or sluggish ? I am sorry to hear about the alcohol. Did the drinking start before the sleeve?

that's not every day... tonight we are going out and i will prob. have either fish or steak.

@Tracyringo It's not like that at all. my alcohol is (one drink) about 2-3 x a week. I was never told to not... just to watch the cals. and i do. I drank post Band, after band, post sleeve and after....

When i do have a cocktail.... it takes me hours to drink it...

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1 hour ago, BayougirlMrsS said:

that's not every day... tonight we are going out and i will prob. have either fish or steak.

@Tracyringo It's not like that at all. my alcohol is (one drink) about 2-3 x a week. I was never told to not... just to watch the cals. and i do. I drank post Band, after band, post sleeve and after....

When i do have a cocktail.... it takes me hours to drink it...

Whew, thanks for clearing that up, lol.

Do you try to get your 60 gm of Protein a day ?

Either way you are doing great

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On 5/26/2020 at 4:02 PM, 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?

Okay saw the surgeon and I do have the bypass. He says my pouch is the size of a shot glass and that full liquids will just slide through it and that is why I haven't felt the restriction. He said as soon as I start back on solid Protein I will fill it.

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1 hour ago, zippy609 said:

I'm one year out of my VSG surgery. I have GERD really bad. NO meds have helped. I also feel like food gets stuck in my throat. My doc has set me up for an EGD. Depending on the results, he said we would probably revise my sleeve to a bypass. What is the success like? I have gained 30 lbs. back. I am so embarrassed. Will the bypass help me get more weight off??

Have you tried Dexilant ?

That sleeve will give you restriction with all foods. That wont be the case with the bypass. ( at least not for me and others posting on this page) If you read through this thread there are a couple of ladies who have posted how much weight they have lost and how much harder it is . I am sure if your Dr. feels you need a revision you will lose the 30 lbs but something is telling me it will be harder to keep off if you are using the sleeves restriction to tell you when to stop eating. I am only a week in but that is what it is feeling like to me at this time. GL

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5 hours ago, yams2510 said:

But with bypass isn't the dumping syndrome the physical restriction? ( I'm new here and doing my research) , please correct me if I'm wrong.

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No the dumping is individual. Some people dump and some don't.

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I 100% agree with you. I miss my sleeve. I was on the way to getting esophageal cancer from GERD...Btw, I still have acid problems, just not as bad....so I had to get revised to the bypass. I hate it. I can't possibly understand how less stomach let's me eat more?? Idk, I feel like I am. I've only lost 20lbs in 2+ months also. So miserable and nauseous all of the time, don't get me started on toilet stuff....ugh. HATE THIS

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13 hours ago, zippy609 said:

I'm one year out of my VSG surgery. I have GERD really bad. NO meds have helped. I also feel like food gets stuck in my throat. My doc has set me up for an EGD. Depending on the results, he said we would probably revise my sleeve to a bypass. What is the success like? I have gained 30 lbs. back. I am so embarrassed. Will the bypass help me get more weight off??

My male friend started at 500 lbs. and lost 100 with the sleeve. He has a serious eating disorder he has tried to get help for for years. When he stopped losing at 400 he got a revision to the bypass and has lost another 100 lbs. He really needed something where he could not binge like he used to.

I think you should do it for the GERD and it's likely you may lose more depending on your habits.

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4 hours ago, Christina.Rose said:

I 100% agree with you. I miss my sleeve. I was on the way to getting esophageal cancer from GERD...Btw, I still have acid problems, just not as bad....so I had to get revised to the bypass. I hate it. I can't possibly understand how less stomach let's me eat more?? Idk, I feel like I am. I've only lost 20lbs in 2+ months also. So miserable and nauseous all of the time, don't get me started on toilet stuff....ugh. HATE THIS

Unless you are eating dense Protein it slides right on through is what I was told by the surgeon yesterday. He told me my pouch was the size of a shot glass and I will feel the restriction when I move to dense Proteins. How much dense protein can you eat ? I am lucky I guess no nausea. Are you taking anything for it ? They gave me meds for it but I haven't taken any. I am afraid of toilet, lol !

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13 hours ago, Tracyringo said:

Okay saw the surgeon and I do have the bypass. He says my pouch is the size of a shot glass and that full liquids will just slide through it and that is why I haven't felt the restriction. He said as soon as I start back on solid Protein I will fill it.

That's great and i was thinking that it was prob because you are still doing liq. I have a very good friend that had GB in 1999.... she lost about 150lbs maybe more. a few years ago she started gaining and is so depressed. I can hear it in her voice when we talk. She has no other issues, she told me last night that she is on a diet and lost 11lbs so far.... My job is to just be a friend and encourage her.

She has mentioned trying to get another WLS, but i don't want to tell her bad advice. I simply told her to look into the DS.... which i think maybe the only option except for band over BP.

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