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i will be having my sleeve to bypass in under 4 weeks. what should i know before going into surgery? is the pain easier the second time? nervous but excited.

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8 hours ago, Tomya said:

i will be having my sleeve to bypass in under 4 weeks. what should i know before going into surgery? is the pain easier the second time? nervous but excited.

Just curious, why are you doing this? Did you have a complication with the sleeve?

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I had bypass surgery October 2020, almost 6 years after I had the sleeve surgery. My revision was to resolve severe GERD, Esophagitis and Gastritis. I was overweight, but not in the obese range at the time of my bypass surgery. The recuperation for a revision appears to be very different from a "virgin" bypass and my original VSG. The biggest differences that I noted: 1.) no sense of restriction like I felt with the VSG 2.) I was hungry, unlike my total lack of hunger following VSG and 3.) I had very little pain after the revision compared to the pain I experienced after VSG. But everyone has different experiences and pain thresholds, so I can only speak for my post op experience.

On a positive note, I've lost 47 lbs. since October and I feel great. But I could very, very easily "eat around" the bypass if I didn't make a conscience decision to eat healthy and exercise. Since weight loss is considered a ""complication" of my surgery, I am beyond thankful that I've been given this "do over".

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4 hours ago, Mike Long said:

Just curious, why are you doing this? Did you have a complication with the sleeve?

I can't speak for the OP, but most people who have this revision have it because of severe GERD.

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6 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

I can't speak for the OP, but most people who have this revision have it because of severe GERD.

Yes I’m having it because of the GERD

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