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Your surgery sounds very interesting. I had revision surgery from sleeve to bypass on May 10th. I didn’t realize how hard the surgery would be. Instead of 3 hours it took 6 hours. The Doctor found so much scar tissue he had to do the bypass a different way. I was out all day the 10th and don’t remember anything until sometime the next day. I was so confused and saw and thought things that weren’t real. My oxygen level was very low which I guess caused the confusion. I stayed at the hospital until late Wednesday evening. I feel like the left side of my stomach has been punched a hundred times. It was a horrible experience. I was sent home with very mild pain meds. The pain was non stop. I called the Doctor and he gave me something stronger which helped. My throat was so sore. It was like the worst sore throat ever. The tube was too large for my throat. They had to find a smaller tube that would go down.
I’m feeling better every day but still sore and extremely tired. I’m tired of liquids this is my 3rd week on just liquids. One more to go. I miss food. It’s really a withdrawal. It’s getting better. I keep thinking one more week and I can have something different.
The new journey had a difficult start but I know it will get better. I’ve lost 26 pounds so far. That’s the good part.

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On 5/17/2021 at 9:39 PM, Losing in in 2021 said:

What is a mini gastric bypass? I’m going from band to bypass on the 19th. Good luck!

Mini gastric bypass is similar to RNY except that it has 1 joining (anastomosis) instead of 2 with the RNY bypass. Surgery and recovery are a bit quicker as a result.

It has pretty similar results, although RNY is still considered the gold standard.

Hey wow, your surgery is getting super close now!! I wish you the best of luck and I hope it all goes very smoothly and recovery is quick and relatively easy for you. Please do come back here when you feel up to it, and let us know how it all went. ❤

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1 hour ago, Losing in in 2021 said:

Wish me luck! I’m in pre-op. Surgery to start at 7:30. I’m nervous and excited. I just want this to be over with.

Good luck today 🤞

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40 minutes ago, Jocrazy82 said:

My surgery is Tuesday the 25th. Hello all.

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Congratulations on your surgery date.

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