Checking in, my RNY Revision done.

JimVonBaden
on 8/17/17 9:12 am - Alexandria, VA

Very few of the people that were here back in 2004 will still be here, or remember me, but, 13 years ago I was 324 pounds and in sad shape at 40 years old. I resolved to do something and I did. I had RNY Gastric Bypass in November of 2004. In less than a year I was down 110 pounds and hoping for more at 5' 8". But, old bad habits crept in, and I slowly started putting it back on.

By August of 2014 I was back to 284 pounds. With the awesome support of my wife I saught a revision and had the surgery on the 9th of August.

I am down almost 20 pounds, one week later, and feeling good.

I've been through it before, and am doing it again. Maybe I can help some with any questions, and I am sure I will have a few of my own.

Thanks,

Jim

RNY 11/2004 (lost 110 pounds, gained back to 284), revision 8/2017 (down 26 pounds)

Burnsj72
on 8/17/17 10:31 am
Revision on 07/24/17

19 pounds is awesome! Congrats! What are you eating these days? I find myself getting bored with my options.

JimVonBaden
on 8/17/17 10:53 am - Alexandria, VA

Thanks, I am encouraged, though hoping my revision is better than some have had.

I mainly eat protein shakes, soup with protein added and some hummus. I also drink lots of water.

My main concern is that I can eat or drink at larger amounts than I thought I would be able to, though still pretty small, 6 ounces or so.

Jim

RNY 11/2004 (lost 110 pounds, gained back to 284), revision 8/2017 (down 26 pounds)

ljbarbara
on 8/17/17 11:24 am

I'm about a year and a half out from my revision and doing really well. I felt I was able to eat and drink more following the revision and asked my surgeon about it. He said that because I had been through surgery before with my sleeve, I was more aware of what to expect and not as fearful. That really does make a difference in how we eat and drink...the fear factor, immediately post surgery. In fact, he told me to eat and drink as I tolerated because I knew my body and I'd "been there before".

That worked for me and I've had no problems. I definitely am not able to eat the amounts I ate with the sleeve. I think that once you get into dense proteins, you will really feel the restriction.

Barbara

VSG FEB. 2009.

Revised to RNY Feb. 2016.

Height: 5'7"

Start weight: 251. Current weight: 120

JimVonBaden
on 8/17/17 2:12 pm - Alexandria, VA

Thanks for sharing your experience Barbara. I was hoping it was something like that. I have another week to go to move from liquids to mushy food. We'll see soon.

Jim

RNY 11/2004 (lost 110 pounds, gained back to 284), revision 8/2017 (down 26 pounds)

ljbarbara
on 8/17/17 4:56 pm

Keep us posted!

VSG FEB. 2009.

Revised to RNY Feb. 2016.

Height: 5'7"

Start weight: 251. Current weight: 120

Blueberry81
on 9/12/17 7:21 am
VSG on 05/05/17

How long did the actual surgery take? I have my revision tomorrow and i am totally freaked out about going back under. My vsg was a rough recovery....

VSG 5/5/17 pre op diet weight 391 SW 373 M1:-19 M2:-12 M3:-7 M4:-7 RNY 9/13/17 SW 319.6 M1:

Burnsj72
on 8/17/17 6:56 pm
Revision on 07/24/17

I have heard of those that didn't have tremendous success with their revision and that scares me. I am also surprised at how much I can get down. Maybe it's because we aren't eating solid food?

JimVonBaden
on 8/17/17 6:58 pm - Alexandria, VA

I hope that is the case. I am still liquids until next Wednesday.

Jim

RNY 11/2004 (lost 110 pounds, gained back to 284), revision 8/2017 (down 26 pounds)

JimVonBaden
on 8/22/17 1:32 pm - Alexandria, VA

Just an update. I am feeling very good and now on the mushy diet. No issues at all, and glad I did it if only for the total lack of acid reflux!

Anyone considering this, it is much easier than the first time, and the recovery seems to be faster.

Jim

RNY 11/2004 (lost 110 pounds, gained back to 284), revision 8/2017 (down 26 pounds)

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