Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

Hello- I had my sleeve done 2 yrs ago almost. I lost 28lbs only! My body shutdown and i couldn't go to the bathroom for over a year wo hospital help or other help. Now im able to i want to start over & do things right- my dr wants me to get the bypass and i really want to try to eat like i should have all along before getting discouraged w not able to go to the bathroom and ate however! Sugar- sweets- sugar! Im ready- is it possible? Help!

Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fix the underlying issues first with bowel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Cryoskin Sonora said:

Yes- My bowels are right now- i had Candida bad systemic its ok now. Do i need bypass or can i reset?

Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app

Maybe worth spending six months with a bariatric dietician or nutritionist see how you go?

If you don't have any restricition anymore though, maybe worth your while to see a surgeon about your revision options.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with going to the NUT and getting your eating habits under control. If you don't do the head work, GB will in the same way.

GB and people with sugar addiction don't go well. You may want to ask for a CT scan to see what damage you did to your sleeve. If none then i say, proceed with the NUT.

There is no "reset" in the sleeve physically.... once it's stretched it's stretched. You can however reset your eating and thinking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, IAmGrace said:

I wish people would take the time to spell out a word or two rather than NUT and GB, - like that. There are a lot of us new to the website who aren't familiar with all the abbreviations.

that's why I try to remember to spell things out (there are lots of acronyms in the bariatric community!) - but GB is gastric bypass (also called RNY) and NUT is nutritionist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

21 hours ago, Cryoskin Sonora said:

Hello- I had my sleeve done 2 yrs ago almost. I lost 28lbs only! My body shutdown and i couldn't go to the bathroom for over a year wo hospital help or other help. Now im able to i want to start over & do things right- my dr wants me to get the bypass and i really want to try to eat like i should have all along before getting discouraged w not able to go to the bathroom and ate however! Sugar- sweets- sugar! Im ready- is it possible? Help!

Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app

I would go for bypass if the sleeve didn't do enough

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So you can now eat a normal amount of food? You stretched your stomach to that point? You got a second chance buddy... consider yourself lucky haha. Focus on eating healthy and working out, before you want to go in for a surgery. If you cbs eat a lot of food like you did before the sleeve then it’s a good thing because now you have the chance to “start from scratch”. Start talking to a NUT, get a exercise plan. I was sleeved recently but I kinda regret it.... I want my full stomach back :( so I’m hoping when I can eat again I’m just gonna slowly stretch it overtime. Netherless try all outcomes before getting the Gp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear heaven:

Your body shut down and you couldn't go to the bathroom for over a year?? ..... and you are considering surgery again?

I had a sleeve done on February 26 and have only lost 22 lbs with strict dieting. I asked my surgeon if she would do a full bypass for me. Her answer was an emphatic NO. She told me that they are doing fewer and fewer full bypasses because of too many complications. She had two patients who are receiving nutrition from a feeding tube. Imagine, they ate compulsively and gained a ton of weight and now cannot eat at all. It seems to me that your body shutting down for over a year would be impetus enough to never have elective surgery again.

Just sayin'

-Grace

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, IAmGrace said:

She told me that they are doing fewer and fewer full bypasses because of too many complications. She had two patients who are receiving nutrition from a feeding tube.

that's actually really rare. I'm surprised she's had two patients like that.

there also aren't that many more complications with bypasses than there are with the sleeve. The sleeve is more popular now because they're easier for surgeons to do, and patients are more afraid of getting the bypass - they think it's more invasive (although to be honest, I find the sleeve just as "invasive"...)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

that's actually really rare. I'm surprised she's had two patients like that.

there also aren't that many more complications with bypasses than there are with the sleeve. The sleeve is more popular now because they're easier for surgeons to do, and patients are more afraid of getting the bypass - they think it's more invasive (although to be honest, I find the sleeve just as "invasive"...)

I learned about these complications from a noted surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital noted as the World's Best Hospital in the New England Journal of Medicine. I was told that all hospitals are "cutting back on the bypass" as much as they can because of these types of complications which are not SO rare. I never would post anything like this if I weren't certain I could trust the source

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, IAmGrace said:

I learned about these complications from a noted surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital noted as the World's Best Hospital in the New England Journal of Medicine. I was told that all hospitals are "cutting back on the bypass" as much as they can because of these types of complications which are not SO rare. I never would post anything like this if I weren't certain I could trust the source

hmmm....well I guess she would know. I just know we rarely see posts from people talking about these kinds of complications on the various internet forums I'm on. I'd expect to see a lot more if these were common, but I don't. But of course your surgeon would know a lot more than I do about this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1000s of people have had the bypass over many years with no issues

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×