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Well I had my sleeve done on 9/20/12; now I’m awaiting approval from United Healthcare Choice Plus for revision surgery. Why? Severe acid reflux which I never had prior to my sleeve. I’ve also gained back about 55 lbs. I know I just can’t continue waking up w acid coming from my nose any longer. Every day is the same. I try to stay away from trigger foods but that doesn’t stop the reflux issues as I can drink Water and have problems now. My hubby is more worried about the revision than I am at this point. I just want to be done w the reflux. I’m going for the cardio test while I await the 15-30 day approval process. I haven’t been on here in a long time...I’m back 😉. Now I’m just looking up videos and trying to soak up all the knowledge while I wait. Fingers crossed for a fast approval.

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Bypass worked wonders for me

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Good to hear Superman84!

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I forgot to ask but this is my first time having to undergo a cardio clearance. I’m told I just have to ride a bike for that clearance. Anyone who has been through this clearance... please share your experience. I don’t really know what to expect for it.

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Well I just got done with the Frontera cardiac clearance. Now I wait the customary 2-3 days for the results. I admit I was nervous because I didn’t have this requirement 8 years ago. It took approximately 1.5 hours for the entire thing. Started with the Ultrasound EKG which included looking at the veins in both legs; this took an hour. They took a resting benchmark for the breathing exercises along with checking my blood pressure. Then I had to do these breathing exercises into a tube which recorded the results; I spent roughly 5 minutes on the exercise bike at 60rpm and then 90rpms (the bike was nothing to worry about at all). Ended w another check of my resting breathing after the bike. Just thought I would share the experience. The techs were very good at explaining everything.

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Just stumbled upon this topic/thread. Wondering how you're doing now? Did you have your revision surgery? I'm currently waiting to have revision sleeve to bypass surgery due to severe acid reflux too! :)

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I’m 9 days PostOp and today I can finally say I definitely feel better. The first few days were really rough. Nothing like what I had experienced with the sleeve...that was a breeze in comparison because I this time around the gas pain hit my back. I already had back issues and adding gas pain to the mix did me in. The pain pills won’t work for gas pain so all I could take was GasX which didn’t last long. sleeping on my back for a long period of time at time is still a challenge since I’m a side sleeper. But the Dr prescribed me some Ambien which has helped. But most importantly I have No Acid Reflux!!! I’m happy.

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Gas pain can be no joke! I'm glad you finally got relief from it. And, some sleep! 😴 That can definitely help make you feel better. That is so wonderful about the acid reflux! I *dream* about not having it one day. lol

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On 07/01/2020 at 21:06, Nacol said:

I’m 9 days PostOp and today I can finally say I definitely feel better. The first few days were really rough. Nothing like what I had experienced with the sleeve...that was a breeze in comparison because I this time around the gas pain hit my back. I already had back issues and adding gas pain to the mix did me in. The pain pills won’t work for gas pain so all I could take was GasX which didn’t last long. sleeping on my back for a long period of time at time is still a challenge since I’m a side sleeper. But the Dr prescribed me some Ambien which has helped. But most importantly I have No Acid Reflux!!! I’m happy.

Hi there, I’m also planning to do a revision later this year due to GERD. Do you still have no reflux after your revision? How are you doing?

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I am one week post-0p from a revision (sleeve to RNY) due to severe GERD, hiatial hernia.....some complications surgically.....however, since waking up, I have not had ONE recurrence of anything remotely like acid reflux. I am thrilled!

I do find it strange this time around that I am hungry after the surgery. Or - I have to retrain my brain about food? For a year, I've used comfort food to calm my reflux in my sleeve which led to a wait gain of 40 lbs. The liquid phase in not so much about healing as it is also realigning our relationship with food I guess!

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I had the Sleeve in 2009 and revision to Bypass in May 2020, after regaining all the initial weight I had lost and having medical issues including severe GERD. I lost 40 pounds in the first four months since the revision. It also helped me get off of multiple medications and improved health issues I had begun having.

It was a hard decision to make, but I'm very happy and so much healthier than before. I ride a stationary bike 30-60 minutes a day now, and before the revision I would not have been able to do this.

Great decision for me

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