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Had VSG 4 years ago. SW 285. Got down to 215 within 4 months and never lost another pound. My weight would go down 3 lbs and up 2, then stall and restart. My surgeon acted like I was crazy when I talked to him about why I couldn’t lose consistently. Started regain 7 months post-op and now I’m back up to 250. My hunger never left, I was hungry day after surgery. I vomit still when I eat dense or dry foods and therefore sometimes avoid Proteins for carbs to avoid discomfort and vomiting. Acid reflux is awful too. I wish I had bypass instead as I’m nauseous and uncomfortable every day either hungry, heartburn or uncomfortable. Thoughts?

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Oh wow...I’m sorry to hear this, and I hope it gets better. Are you thinking of having a revision?..

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That's unfortunate... But you're one of many who wished they knew about the GERD and chose bypass...

I chose bypass as my first ever surgery and it went well and one has no issues and only one stall and I've lost a record 156lb since started my pre surgery diet 8m 3 wks ago :)

Never felt better.

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WoW!!! I've heard of horror stories and sure sounds like you had a bad experience with this process!!!! From the beginning the doctor advised me that this is a tool and you need to treat it as a tool. 100% of the responsibility was on me and I acted accordingly. So I am a year out and I only have good things to say about my process. Maybe speak to your doctor about a revision. But, I was also told that if VSG didn't work you only have about a 1% chance of the bypass working so those are not good odds.. Good luck to you and keep us posted....

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On 5/17/2020 at 6:53 AM, jaytissle55 said:

But, I was also told that if VSG didn't work you only have about a 1% chance of the bypass working

This is interesting. I have not heard this before, but then again I have not looked into a revision (I am only 5 months post-op)

On 5/15/2020 at 7:28 PM, rulooking4me said:

Had VSG 4 years ago

Maybe you can speak with a surgeon about a revision or speak to a doctor in a medically supervised weight loss program. I wish you the best.

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surgeons seem quick to blame vsg patients don't they, sounds like a revision to bypass would be good.

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1 hour ago, Bastian said:

surgeons seem quick to blame vsg patients don't they, sounds like a revision to bypass would be good.

yeah, I suppose this is true. I have been listening to the BariatricPal podcast and one of the speakers that does research in bariatric surgery and why it works has a lot of interesting and informative things to say about why some people lose a lot of weight very easily after surgery and some people dont. I highly recommend the podcast.

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1 minute ago, PlanetHopper said:

yeah, I suppose this is true. I have been listening to the BariatricPal podcast and one of the speakers that does research in bariatric surgery and why it works has a lot of interesting and informative things to say about why some people lose a lot of weight very easily after surgery and some people dont. I highly recommend the podcast.

oh sounds interesting thanks, I shall check it out :) it's one of those things that fascinates me, because you read on here the big differences/struggles people are having. I'm having the opposite problem and don't feel well with it so can't even enjoy it, speaking to my surgeon this week tho before i end up with a bmi of 10 :P

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On 5/25/2020 at 1:12 PM, Bastian said:

oh sounds interesting thanks, I shall check it out :) it's one of those things that fascinates me, because you read on here the big differences/struggles people are having. I'm having the opposite problem and don't feel well with it so can't even enjoy it, speaking to my surgeon this week tho before i end up with a bmi of 10

For sure, I am glad that I was able to direct you to a positive resource :) I have only just recently found the podcast. There are not a ton of episodes but I really loved listening to them. Don't worry, I don't think you will dwindle into nothingness :P , but definitely see what your doctor says.

I have been one of the people that has had to really fight for weight to come off :(, but its still worth it.

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