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Sounds disappointing but really is good news that your pouch is still a good size and that you have nowhere but up to go now. Just have to go back to the beginning and get busy again. I think the successful people in any surgery are the ones *****alize this is a life long change right from the beginning. They understand that this will be the way it is forever, you will always have to count calories or at the very least log your foods and protein daily on some place like myfitnesspal, take the vitamins and deal with any eating disorders. I think it should be a rules that any eatings disorders must be dealt with for at least a year before any surgery. Not trying to be mean or postpone people's surgeries it's just that I see so many people deal with this same problem. They have a diagnosed eating issue but are given surgery thinking this will resolve the issue but it won't by just making a smaller or even malabsorbtive stomach, all surgeries can be eaten around by a determined addict. The food addiction must be dealt with first, not necessarily cured but at least a good long time of treatment and learning new coping skills.
So look at this a as a blessing, you still have a working tool and now you will learn the skills to help it be successful, wishing you all the best!
So happy for you and you are fortunate to have such great insurance very few of us do. Try holding a small pillow against your tummy when you get up, it usually helps lower the pain level. Wish you all the success the band didn't give you!
I haven't revised but just from reading on the various forums that does tend to be true. Also with the RNY you have a period of 12-18 months when the malabsorbtion is at it;s peak and that is the time to really work it and get the best weight loss. It may be a little slower but work it to the fullest and you should still do well. I know several who have done quite well with their revisions.
I'm so sorry you are having such a rough time. I really think if they can get the swelling down things will improve drastically. I have a similar issue with my lungs they get inflammed and it feels like a buffalo sitting on my chest and can't pull in a good deep breathe. Eventually after enough prednisone they settle down and I can breathe again and it doesn't take much swelling to really mess me up. All I can say is I'm praying for you and for a speedy recovery!!!
I find it hard to believe you were eating too much protein, I know people who do 100mg a day. Revision surgeries tend to take more work because your body is already used to being "fooled" so to speak by your previous surgery so it doesn't go as fast and you have to work harder. I think most folks who lose well keep their calories around 600-800 a day, protein 60-80 g, fluid 64+ oz. and at least 30 min of exercise a day. Most people do a high protein low carb diet and are successful. Keep at it and you'll get there eventually, good luck!
I haven't myself but have read of others having it done all in one surgery. The way I look at it why have pain 3 times when you can get it all over with one surgery. If your pain meds don't take care of the pain let your surgeon know and they can give you something stronger. Also take them as scheduled and don't wait till it starts hurting again. Stay on top of the pain and it's easier to keep it under control.
I see where you joined the FB group and they will give you awesome advice and info. I truly hope this does resolve, just think how much worse it would be had you kept the band longer. Thank goodness it is gone and not doping more damage!
Quite often the surgeon has a favorite type or one that he is more familiar with and he will choose what type and size is used. I don't know about BOB but with a regular band it is very individual where each persons effective fill level is, one might do fine with just 2 ccs where another may go right up to the max so it is dificult to give numbers. Good luck tho!
Strictures are fairly common especially after having a band with all the scar tissue that builds up underneath the band. I'm surprised that they aren't just dilatating it right off the bat to get rid of it. Why make you suffer more? They don't happen to everybody but they aren't unheard of either. I'm so sorry you are going thru this! At least it is fixable and sometimes they have to dilate it more than once, just so you are prepared. Another thank you to your band!
It is done and some are very successful others not so much. Having just a band myself and knowing all the problems with just a band I personally couldn't recommend it. Bands are very dangerous long term.
Aww darn it I so hoped you wouldn't have any problems with this surgery! Hopefully this will get you back on track, the anti inflamatory meds should make a big difference. I really want you to be able to love your sleeve. Hang in there, it sounds like your doc is taking good care of you!
You really have to contact your own insurance company because some require high BMIs like a virgin surgery and others don't require any weight gain they go ahead and let you revise before you regain anything. So as usual the only way to find out is to check with your insurance, then you can decide if Mexico is what is going to have to happen. Good luck!
Yep I've read of it happening with all the surgeries, not to everyone but it is very common. I know my food of choice pre op was chocolate and after that changed to caramel. I used to hate anything caramel flavored. I've read on the sleeve and RNY forums where they also have taste changes, I've never read why but it does seem fairly common.
This is just my personal opinion and I have a useless band and only lost 20 lbs total so I know what you mean. However I would stay fat the rest f my life before I would ever have a plication done, it is a horrid surgery from what I have read about it. There is a very real danger of parts of your stomach becoming necrotic or dying causing infections and danger of gangrene. A 40 bougie is huge and rarely used by most surgeons. So if this is a top surgeon I think I'd find me a hacker rather than use someone who uses too large a bougie in the first place and then "revises" his original failed surgery to make yet more money and putting your health at risk yet again with the plication. I truly hope you don't have any problems but the odds are not in your favor.
I have been using sublingual liquid, but it took a good month before I started feeling better. Don't use the shots so can't comment on them. You might want to gett labs done again to see if anything has improved.
Good wishes for your revision!
I haven't tried them (just ordered samples) yet but I've heard Click has some tasty drinks and also Syntax or Syntrex something like that has some good ones. I hated the ones I tried 5 yrs ago when I had surgery and only drank Isopure ready to drink. They were OK burt did still have a bit of a funny taste to them.
Try posting this on the sleeve forum to get more responses. Good luck!
Sorry you're having trouble. I think you may just still be swollen and we do tend to retain fluids as the day goes on. I'm guessing maybe the yogurt is a little thick and maybe doesn't go down as smooth as say the jello or applesauce, maybe try a warm drink like tea first then try the meds with jello and see if that works. Some just have to stay on the clears longer than others and if you are vomiting you are irritating your little tummy just like with the band and may need to stick with more liquidy things awhile longer. It will get better I'm sure just baby yourself a little longer till your tummy calms down. Hugs