Gastric Sleeve - 1 year later - worst thing I've ever done
My surgeon assures me that out of 25 patients I would be the only one that has had trouble. He thinks I just don't want to eat. (I have changed doctors.) I am skinny and miserable and have no energy to play with my 10-year old son.
Is there anybody out there who has had this trouble. Will it ever get better?
Come and cross post there and see if you can get some more help!
Sorry for all your troubles.
edited to add: are you getting your liquids in, taking your vitamins? what is your BMI now?
If you have any g-ddamn sense and want WLS, think about the DS.www.dsfacts.com
How in the world would a DS surgeon be better regarding sleeve issues vs. a sleeve surgeon?
And a vetted DS surgeon WILL have more experience than the 25 the OP quoted in her post.
I am aware of what she wrote, I read it too.
A sleeve surgeon may have more experience than a DS surgeon in sleeves. But a DS surgeon is not going to be better at resolving a problem such as the OP refers to anymore than a sleeve surgeon.
I can appreciate why you guys push DS so much, I get that. But this one was a bit of a stretch.
A surgeon could do 1 DS a month or another surgeon could do 50 sleeves a month.
The point was not a good point to make to begin with.
Bottom line, the OP needs to go to an experienced surgeon to help determine what the problem is and it doesn't need to be a DS surgeon.
Do you think the spasms are what is causing your current problems? I am a bit farther out than you, have a tiny sleeve stomach and can probably eat only about 1/4 cup at a time comfortably. I have to eat often. I also have to be careful not to drink too much while I am eating or I will get uncomfortably full before I get enough protein. How often are you eating?
I am curious to know why do you think having the gastric bypass (I am assuming you mean RNY) instead would have prevented this problem.
I hope your new doc is better able to help you. Perhaps he would be willing to consult with a clinic that does lots of VSGs, like LapSF.
on 3/2/10 2:20 pm - Woodbridge, VA
I would ditch the asparagus and strawberries and go for something more calorically dense and with more protien. Protein shakes, eggs, fish, cheeses, creamy soups...
I would suggest consulting with an experienced revision surgeon. Not saying that I'm sure you need a revision, just that those guys have seen more people with problems.
on 4/24/15 6:15 am
The only thing I can say about gastric bypass is, My nice had it done 3 yrs ago, in two days we are now having her funeral. She died from bad complications.
I had the lap band 10 yrs ago, I'm having it removed in two weeks. When I'm sick with throwing up cause I'm sick, I feel like my stomach on the inside is being cut, because food cannot come back up through the band you have to throw up but you can't nothing comes out... I can't take it no more. And a bearatric Dr will not tell you, but I found one on YouTube that did. He said 'what the bearactric doctors don't tell you, & I am one, the lapband only works for 4 years' And then he shows this lady the surgery of him taking out her band and the band had stuck to her stomach they had to do some repair on her stomach. So all bearectric surgeons don't tell you everything, and all their surgeries has bad complications. Make your surgeon tell you the truth learn about the bad don't just read the good
on 3/2/10 5:52 pm - saint john, Canada
I am so sorry that you are having such a hard time with your sleeve. I do not think this is a common problem though. But me saying that does nothing to alleviate how you feel
I wish you the best and I sincerely hope you can find some more productive answers that what you have been told by your doctors so far. Being sick is no fun no matter what you weigh..
weight surgery day Feb 12 2009 251
Current weight 174
First goal 199 Onederland ( Reached goal Aug 8 @ 198lbs)
Second goal 193 Century Club ( Reached on Aug 30 2009 )
Third goal 180 pounds ( Reached on Nov.23 2009 ) (my personal goal)
Final goal 170 pounds ( reached Jan 5 2011) ( only stayed that weight breifly)
I'm still maggie from the grove
I LOVE MY RNY !!!
2 years down, a lifetime to go!!!!
LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE, NOBODY GETS OUT ALIVE