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On November 14th I had a gastric bypass revision. I had one incision that brought more pain than the others. Days later I found out that it was infected which led me now having to pack the wound daily. During the revision the surgeon told me he got rid of a lot of scar tissue from the previous surgery and fixed a hernia.

The one thing I’ve have an issue with now is that I don’t feel the same restriction I felt during the first surgery and that scares me. It’s starting to make me feel like the revision didn’t happen.

Has anyone experienced this ?

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are you on purees now? If so, that could explain it. I'm have a "virgin" bypass, not a revision, but i didn't start feeling restriction until I moved on to solid food. Also, they likely cut some nerves when they were in there - it takes awhile for them to regenerate.

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7 hours ago, Ljthatguy said:

No, Im on full liquids right now. However even on my first surgery I felt restriction on liquids.

most people don't feel it on liquids - even on first surgeries. You were in the minority. What until you get to the solid food stage - you should feel it then.

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Hi Ljthatguy, Sorry you're having incision issues, I hope that clears up soon. I had my lapband removed in March 2022 with hiatal hernia repair as well. The gastric bypass feels totally different from the lapband, I have never felt any restriction in the same way. I never get stuck anymore it's more that my new tiny stomach gets full very quickly. That limits the amount I can eat. When I got to solids I was told to eat 2 oz (one large egg size) and, while that sounds like a very little amount it was enough. I was barely hungry the first month or so. I'm now eating more than my allotted 4 oz and my weight loss has stopped for that reason so it's not easy to stay on course and I need to get to the mindset of trying to eat as little as possible instead of seeing how much I can eat. Hang in there, I know you can do this!

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