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I would love to connect with anyone who is >7 years out from surgery. How are you doing?

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Hi. Were you in the military? If so what branch? My whole family is all Navy. I like to ride my jetski and park near the naval base where i live and watch the planes take off and land lol.

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Well, this veteran is starting over. I was married to a Lap Band for about 7 years, then I got that infamous 7 year itch and divorced him!

I'm in the process of revising to bypass now.

How's your journey going, @Tink22-sleeve?

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38 minutes ago, liveaboard15 said:

Hi. Were you in the military? If so what branch? My whole family is all Navy. I like to ride my jetski and park near the naval base where i live and watch the planes take off and land lol.

I don't believe "Veteran's" in this context is about military service, rather it is about having had WLS a number of months, years, or decades in the past.

Good luck,

Tek

Edited by The Greater Fool

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I have been doing pretty well, overall. Life goes on after surgery for sure. But, I have been blessed.

Really my only complaint about the sleeve is that I developed awful GERD immediately after surgery, so I am dependent on Prilosec twice a day. I suppose a revision to bypass would solve that problem.

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4 minutes ago, Tink22-sleeve said:

I have been doing pretty well, overall. Life goes on after surgery for sure. But, I have been blessed.

Really my only complaint about the sleeve is that I developed awful GERD immediately after surgery, so I am dependent on Prilosec twice a day. I suppose a revision to bypass would solve that problem.

Yeah, that was the cause of my divorce from my band... GERD. I lived with it for years, and was on Protonix twice daily and it didn't help much at all. I still had to sleep sitting up. When I developed a kidney stone from PPI usage, I filed for divorce immediately. 😁

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10 minutes ago, The Greater Fool said:

I don't believe "Veteran's" in this context is about military service, rather it is about having had WLS a number of months, years, or decades in the past.

Good luck,

Tek

That never once occurred to me lol. Damn living in a military town all my life i always just think of Military when someone says veteran lol

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Oh interesting! Other than GERD, where there other reasons for the revision? I'd like to consider that myself. When are you scheduled?

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Just now, liveaboard15 said:

That never once occurred to me lol. Damn living in a military town all my life i always just think of Military when someone says veteran lol

😂

I do have a cousin in Naval Intelligence, since you asked. She's not here tho, lol.

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1 minute ago, Tink22-sleeve said:

Oh interesting! Other than GERD, where there other reasons for the revision? I'd like to consider that myself. When are you scheduled?

No mostly just GERD. I never made it to my goal weight with the band, so hoping to lose more weight with the revision. I just had my first appointment about a month ago to start the process, and I have one more visit with the dietician next week and then I see the surgeon for a pre op visit and I'll get my date then. We're thinking it might work out for the end of April tho.

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Oh that is awesome! I wish you all the best! I will be on the lookout for your posts!

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1 minute ago, Tink22-sleeve said:

Oh that is awesome! I wish you all the best! I will be on the lookout for your posts!

Thank you! 🤗

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I'll be seven years out in June. Lost 235 lbs, have gained back about 20...but I'm oK with that..

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That is awesome to hear catwoman7! It feels pretty good to be content, huh? Blessings to you!

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