i am having a revision of my sleeve due to GERD. the surgeon said the 2 week preop diet wasn't necessary but she didn't tell me if I did need to do anything except nothing after midnight. Has anyone had a revision without needing the 2 week preop diet? What did you do
has anyone been approved through Medicare for sleeve to RNY?i originally lost 136lbs, but now have about 70 to lose to reach my goal. I meet the guidelines except being obese for the last 5 years. I started regaining about 3 years ago. Any input is greatly appreciated!
Recovery has been ok. Just has pains basically. I don't have an appetite at all and i haven't felt nauseous or anything. Yes, my pouch was stretched and full of scar tissue. My surgery was on Monday 11/13 and i was discharged on Wednesday 11/15. I am currently on the liquid phase of my plan. It's been ok this far. I'm not hungry at all.
How has the recovery been? Did you have to go through the various eating phases again? Was your stoma stretched? I had a lot of issues with infection post op the first time around and am afraid to have surgery but the 20 or more runs a day for temporary relief barely cuts it. Regular meds for heart burn aren't working. Is it Day surgery or were you in hospital for a couple of days?
I am so glad to know I am not the only one with this. I have actually been considering it may be the acid. I had it bad before the revision. It may be a life long issue for me. It is hard to stick to the plan. I do great with eating protein first, not drinking during meals, and staying away from sweets and carbs but I am so hungry it feels like. I haven't had anything not sit right or get stuck. I will be asking my doctor about acid for sure. Thank you so much for encouraging words. :)
At this point I will try anything. I am snacky and hungry throughout the day. It is hard to keep my hands away from food. I had really thought I would have restriction more now than I did from the sleeve. But I can eat more now!
It could be acid. Ask your doctor.
I had RNY 9 years ago. I have felt hunger since day 1, but it has not prevented me from getting to goal and staying here. I can also eat an enormous amount of food. Sometimes I do, but most of the time I stick to my plan. I am determined to keep the weight off.
Mind over matter. You can do this!!
Laura in Texas
51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."
Hello there! I just had revision on 11/13 and my dr told me that i had the candy cane syndrome. He cut it off as a part of my revision . I also had horrible tissue scarring in my pouch .. so not sure if i am answering your questions but it does exist and my dr removed it.
Thank you for your response. You've given me a lot to think about and discuss with my surgeon. It looks like I have some more research to do. I really do appreciate the feedback.