- HEALTH TRACKER
I had a Fobi the first time on 09 - I had it in Mexico and was out of work for a total of 8 days including travel time. At work, I sat at a desk and was very tired. I had not energy for several months. Presenting all day seems like it would be too much post-op, but who knows.
Scheduled for fobi revision tomorrow, post RNY (originally done 2009).
Am worrying about recouperation timelines after reading posts on this board. I have allowed 3 days for hopsital, followed by a week's recouperation time working from home office, before embarking on a 7 week program of work, requiring long haul international travel to a mix of developed and developing countries, pretty much back to back with the odd day back home with my 3 small children before heading off again. I don't have a lot of choice in this since am a) the breadwinner and b) self employed and c) keeping the surgery secret from everyone I know except my hubbie and he's not really all that interested.
I literally bounced back from original RNY, went back to work after 3 days, commuted and never really thought anything about it, but at least i was in my own country with access to my kitchen for fluids and purrees etc, whereas now I'm only going to have that for a week, then will either be on a plane, in a hotel and will be standing up presenting all day, every day with large groups. Had convinced myself this will be fine, but now having read all these posts about how hard it is to adjust to the FOBI restrictions am now having a major wobble...
Is this realistic? I would find it VERY helpful to hear some good news stories if there is anyone else out there with a FOBI who found they bounced back to full function quite quickly.
Pains under ribs/upper stomach. I am over 10 years post Fobi Pouch, and for the second time, have gotten down below 175lbs. I have recently begun having heartburn and stomach pain in that area so sharp it wakes me up. I can barely keep my bra on during the day, have tried a sports bra or chamisole, and wonder if this may be causing issues?
By the end of the day, if I went without a bra, my midback is killing me. If I have worn a bra, the pressure on the point between my breasts is so tender I cannot stand it.
Could my breasts sagging could be putting pressure on the center causing pain?
I know it sounds crazy, but I duct tape my d's today, and the pain was gone immediately. I have worn it all day. No hearburn, and no midback pain.
I had the gastric bypass in 2001 weighing 499 pounds. I lost 201 pounds which took me to 298 pounds. I continued to walk and wanted to lose about 50 more pounds, but unfortunetly I started to gain weight and wonder why when I still felt full and could not eat a whole lot but I founded myself eating a little more than normal. I started having a lot of pain at the top part of my stomach and had an END done and found out that the silastic ring was floating in my stomach. It was removed by a surgeon through my throat. I want it replaced because I am feeling knee pain again and I am not happy at all. I visited another Biatric surgeon because the one who performed mines in 2001 has retired. Any suggestions.
I would love to hear about your full experience with the Fobi Pouch. I had RNY in 2003, my total weight was 296 lbs. and ended at 196 lbs. I lost my insurance, was not able to continue after care and support, had knee surgery, stopped smoking, and some man ran into me injured my back and totaled my car. Now I am up to 258 lbs. and contemplating a revision. Fobi sounds like a winner. I need as much information as I can get.
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When it comes to New Year's resolutions, our family members and friends can get quite creative and even funny with what they resolve to do in the New Year. Here a few good ones I have heard along the way...Oh, and a few of my own!
1. I resolve to stop procrastinating about procrastinating!
2. I will stop sending Facebook messages and emails to my loved ones when they are in the same room as I am!
3. I will use my treadmill for something other than a place to hang my jacket.
4. I will not sit at the kitchen table in my PJ's all day. Instead, I will move my computer to my bedroom.
5. I vow to never take a laxative and a sleeping pill on the same night!
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I am searching the same and found this clip by the Dr. who the "Fobi Pouch" is names after. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgeeph_how-the-fobi-pouch-differs-from-standard-gastric-bypass_lifestyle#.UQVCmB25OSo
I hope this helps you.
I would love to hear about your full experience with the Fobi Pouch. I had RNY in 2003, my total weight was 296 lbs. and ended at 196 lbs. I lost my insurance, was not able to continue after care and support, had knee surgery, stopped smoking, and some man ran into me injured my back and totaled my car. Now I am up to 258 lbs. and contemplating a revision. Fobi sounds like a winner.
yes i have that problem had my gb in jun 2009 started weight 350 present weight 174 . my got so bad i went to a specialist .i Still get cramp maybe twice a week what work for me is nexium wash down with some maalox i travel with that everywhere i go and it does wander for my stomach pain
i had my surgery in 2009 by doc bowman and lost 170lb as of today i had not gain any weight start weight 350 present weight 173lb but i have life condition i must still live with . it take hours for me to eat a small plate of food but it doesnt matter how long it take as long the i get my nututrician i still dump as of today but that is usually cause by carelessness i cant drink water and eat at the same time so adjust accordingly there is time i get sick for no reason or reason i cant explain i believe there is a cost for everything nothing is perfect thru it all im so happy i got the surgery i get compliment on my appearance, i feel better,my diabetes is gone and i come to live with my new med condition please be at peace with it and learn how to start living your new life with condition. ps for my stomach cramp i take nexium and maalox it seem to help greatly