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Hi..Im thinking of another BPD REVISION..although I had my tummy tuck and breast reduction..I still want to lose more weights before my arms and tigh surgery..
Any suggestion ? Advice? Havent discuss with my Surgery just had my Breast reduction 3 weeks ago and Tummy tuck 5 months ago..
Hi I had my BPD and had lost 180 pounds..Including Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck due to Hernia..I dont have GallBladder..no problem so far with only a little on borderline of VitB3..
I was thinking to discuss about doing revision to lose some more weight..although I dont put on weight..so I spot this post on google and want to share..what others feel after redo the BPD..I hope you got good result please do post..
I'm new here..I do have VSG in 2010 and than BPD in 2011..
Thank you for providing this information. I am a RNY ( 4/2003) and al beit I lost 103 lbs I did not get anywhere near my goal weight of 145-150, so I was considering the DS and all the information I have been reading has really scared me. I only need a jump start and something to stop the dumping. I had considered the band but it seems if you get a band revision you will eventually have to have another surgery to have band removed or there is slipage and issues with the port.
Good Luck with your continued weightloss!
This story definitely gives me hope. Can'twait til it's my turn.
My Dr is happy with the weight I have lost I am still over 220lbs but I lost 130lbs so he is happy, he is just not great with my bloodwork, he forgets to let me know when things are getting low, so I have decided to monitor my own results, thanks to the DS site.
GIRL!!!!!!!!! WTF is wrong with you!!!!! Go back to the hospital have them put in a PICC line and put you on TPN for like 3-6 months to get your body back on track and then once you are on track STAY ON TRACK. The other posters are correct you are SEVERELY malnourished and there is NO WAY you can rectify the situation with food. You need TPN for the protein and the vitamin regulation. Why do I care? Because I pulled the same "stunt" and almost left my children without a mom and my husband without a wife. I was placed on TPN last December (2011) while in the hospital and was taken off in April (2012). That saved my life. There is NO WAY I would be here without it. If it means that you have to go to every hospital in the state then do it. MAKE THEM LISTEN!!!!!!!
Keep us informed!
I have been overweight all of my life at which point now I am SMO. I know some people make it to goal while others do not. I would be fine being in the overweight section of the BMI chart but when I was there many years ago my PCP still said I needed to lose weight. After weight loss surgery and being a few years out some people just can not lose another pound no matter how hard they try. So does your PCP still give you crap about your weight because your BMI is still in the overweight range ? Or have they backed off seeing how much weight you have lost?
Congrats !!! I now the feeling I was just approved on the 27 of last month my surgery will be may 14. First try am so happy good luck to you
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When Dr. Sifers was alive he stated that do not get pregnant because if you did he would have to take measures to reverse the wls process. So it was always a possibility that it could be done.
I have not been to this site in forever. It is funny that the only BPDs talking are from Dr. Sifers. He was my surgeon also, on May 12, 2003. I went in knowing about both and that he did mainly the BPD w/o DS, but I hoped to talk him into with the DS. Well, he talked me into the BPD w/o DS. I knew my downfall was sugar and the dumping with deter me. Hahaha yeah right. A true addict will struggle through the pain. I didn't follow the wls plan completely but I still managed to lose 200 lbs. My goal was 180 and his was 160. I never reached either. The lowest I got was 198.
I have yo-yo through the years. I eat bad then when clothes get too tight and I hit the gym and diet again. Bad part about that is the losing quickly in the beginning of dieting again. Example is now I wa****ting a high of 272, I was eating real bad and ended up in the ER with pains from constipation. So I decided to hit the liquids again as stated by SIfer to start back to scratch. I lost 20lbs in a week. Well, that seems great and I feel like a winner. Then the bad foods call me back and I slow down again.
Also since my surgery I had had to get back on my bipolar meds which helped to increase my weight before surgery. I did have hernia repair last year 10/2011. Which I believe I had nearly since I had my wls but no doc could figure it out until the pain wouldn't go away on it own and they had to figure it out. I never heard a good word about Dr. Sifers either from other health professionals. I am glad I had it done. I knew all the risks and complications going in. At the last ER they told me I was anemic. I hadn't been low in iron since my surgery. I am usually told I am low in potassium because I also take a diuretic or magnesium. But those are in those crisis ER times. On normal check-up blood work, everything is normal.
I sometimes think of getting a revision to help to lose more weight. Does anyone know of what would be the best revision for a BPD patient?
Hi Tresha, when the Dr did my revision all he really needed to do was resize my stomach...he said my original Dr had left it somewhat larger than what he would have, so my revision was rather easy. My stomach is now like I've had the sleeve we were originally planning on doing a band but my insurance company didn't think that would be the right fit for me since you know they are all Doctors (NOT)...the bypass part was just like it needed to be...
It's been just a little over 2 months since my revision things are going slow for me but I have lost 31lbs and I seem to be stuck...but I'm hanging in there.
Good luck with your decision...
How much of your small intestine did they completely remove from your body? Do you have any bowel issues?
The BPD is a highly effective surgery for weight-loss, but it sometimes comes with some pretty unpleasant bowel and vitamin issues. Good luck to you!
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