On February 24, 2012 at 7:03 AM Pacific Time, Krazydoglady wrote:
It begs the question of whether the patient's sleeve was done 'correctly' in the first place. Overeating is to an extent a function of being able to overeat. On the few occasions where I've eaten too quickly or 'up to capacity', the consequences have not been pleasant. I have a small, tight sleeve, and there's not much room for 'error' when it comes to the volume I eat. I'm not a masochist, and riding the 'vomit comet' is not high on my list of fun times. That in itself is a strong incentive to not overeat. Can i eat 'around' my sleeeve? Not so much. It's not as easy for me, anyway, as it sounds.
If I see a big 'capacity' increase at 2 or 3 years as some seem to experience, it might be a different story, but for now, I physically couldn't 'gorge' if I tried.
This VERBATIM ! ! !
At over 2.5 years out, I still max out.
Surgeon technique and trusting his skills is essential to lessen this issue of "stretching". I see a lot of "new" surgeons and a lot of those patients can eat as much at 3 months post-op that it took me a good 18 months to consume.
It's not a standardized procedure. Not all sleeves are created equally. And, there's not enough left behind to stretch out if the surgery is performed properly.
I still can't gorge, binge or overeat without consequence and I'm approaching the 3 year mark.