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good luck. i did not know they could do a revision to decrease the size of the stoma but that is great to know. That is one of my biggest fears. i have always been able to eat fairly normal and feel like my stoma opening was big from the beginning. my surgeon uses the realize tools to make the stoma and to make the pouch.
my biggest concern would be stretching it again. Im sure they are recommending you eat small bites and chew but do they have any other suggestions for you
i asked this question before my revision and the dr said it was because most people are a lighter weight. There is no scientific reason we should lose slower
heres what if think it is. we already had one surgery so we are not afraid to start eating things sooner than some people.
My first 6 months is when i lost the majority of my weight. i really did not lose any after 6 months so I am also not sure if this is because of surgery or i started back old habits!! I do know that i ate more after 6 months
let me tell you. i lost slow and steady.
I had my surgery on 10/8 weighed 212 at home
As you see I would not lose at times and then other times i would lose 3 -5 pounds.
I only averaged 2 to 3 pounds in the beginning and then i slowed down even more about 3 months. i lost slow but steady. My lowest was 149 and my goal was 145. so close. i have since gained. i honestly think i lost too much in my face when i weighed 149
Don't get discouraged. Read my blog. i haven't updated it in a while. Follow your dietary guidelines and don't deviate even though you know that you can eat the foods. Stay on liquids and progress as dr. ordered.
at the time of my revision sleeve was not covered by insurance #1. #2 was i had had severe, severe heartburn with the lap band and surgeon felt like i was at risk for heart burn with the sleeve.
If my insurance covered the sleeve it would have been a hard choice. one of my co workers had lap band done in 2008 and me in 2009. i already had a revision and now she is going for hers. i am really encouraging her to look at both.
only you can decide how much you are going to lose. my biggest advise is to really us the first 6 months to lose as much as you can. i talked to a psychologist when i was revising and she said that i really needed to work at losing as much as i could in the first 6 months. i really tried to watch what i ate and exercised as much as i could. i lost down to 149 lowest. i wanted to get to 145. my body settled at 155 and i weighed that for a long time. i recently regained 4-5 pounds and know that it is my blood sugars fluctuating and me eating too many calories.
i honestly think our bodies tell us where we need to be. its too early to stress over calories. honestly i lost slow and steady. when everybody else had stalls i was still losing and was happy with that. even if i seen 1/2 pound difference i was happy. try not to look at your weight every day. i only used fridays as my official weight
if your not exercising start, even if its walking. you are considered a light weight and you are going to lose somewhat slower. follow your food guidelines and don't introduce things too early. measure your food
I am a band to RNY revision. There is no way i could have got 60 oz fluid in in the beginning. i sipped on medicine cups every 15 minutes in the beginning. i still struggle with getting 64 oz in. I think that head hunger is worse for revision patients. I felt like i was starving, not sure why.
I still eat more than they want me to some days. I work out and burn 300-400 calories at a time.
The full filling is normal. your stomach is only the side of your thumb when they first do the surgery!!!! not much can fit in there.
My suggestions to people is to follow your surgeons rules, don't deviate. use the first 6 months to lose as much as you can. Start exercising as soon as you can. I was exercising 3-5 days after surgery (walking)
weight loss with the band to RNY revision is much slower. I had a lot of stalls but just kept focusing on eating and exercising and following my dietary guidelines
you need to eat to lose. if your starving your body you will not lose.
dr Champion's office will do revisions i think
most of the time they will not do a revision unless your BMI is 35 or higher and have co morbidities again. 166 is not that bad.
have you discussed with your doctor doing iron infusions. that can really get your iron level up!!!
i had the lap band and had revision. my surgeon did not even consider the sleeve because my heart burn had been so bad. the sleeve causes the stomach to be narrow and many people have severe heart burn with the sleeve that have never had it before.
do your research and choose what is best for you. also before going to new appt find out your insurance requirements and what they will cover. some insurance companies will not cover sleeve
i am revision lap band to rny. I did not want the sleeve and my doctor would not even consider the sleeve because of my heart burn being so bad.
THe RNY can help with the diabetes but i have read with some studies that the diabetes can come back.
i have the opposite problem. I have had hypoglycemia since i was in high school. the rny had made it worse so i have to really watch what i am eating.
i have done really well with the eating. i had surgery on friday and on monday was walking at mall and walking long distances. i lost weight up to about 1 year then it stopped. i think i lost maybe 3 more pounds the whole year. i have regained about 10 pounds but it is totally my own fault and i know better.
My biggest advise to anyone is to follow the diet plan exactly as dr/dietician has it and go thru the stages just like everybody else. Don't push the foods. Try to lose as much as possible the first 6 months because that is your honeymoon phase. Exercise as soon as you can.
dont be a scale hog. you will lose much slower with the revision and may have sudden stalls. i think because i went in to the revision knowing that we all have stalls and not to freak, i did not freak if i stalled.
I lost from 272 to 218 with the lap band. After my revision i lost down to 149 was the lowest. I stay between 155 and 160 now. and that is all my fault that i have gained.
if you do the RNY use the first 6 mnths to 1 year to lose as much as possible. i could not do the sleeve because my heart burn was so severe. the dr did not even consider the sleeve with me. The sleeve can cause severe heart burn for some people. Even worse than the band.
I honetly started exercising immediatly and that helped me alot. i lost very, very slow. mainly i think because i was considered a lightweight and secondly with any revision i think weight loss can be slower. i did lose 1/2 pound some weeks. When everybody else stalled i stayed fairly steady. i lost up to about 9 months and then around my 1 year i lost like 5 pounds. just be patient with the weight loss. you may feel like its not going to come off but it will.
so just be aware that if you choose the RNY you will always have the malabsorption with vitamins but you don't always have the malabsroption with food.!!
please do your research on the different surgeries and research what your insurance will cover. For me I chose the RNY and even though I have problems with low iron I still don't regret the RNY.
With any surgery you can have weight gain if you don'****ch what you eat.
i still had to take 2 weeks off for revision. I was very sore!!
oh. i have to say i was very muscle sore. my surgeon opened me up and removed the band and port. he did not cut me again. he manipulated the muscles and did the bypass.
we couldn't figure out why i was so sore at first until the nurse looked at me and said dr. cox only cut you once and i was like yes!!! then he explained that most drs cut once to remove the band and port and another cut to do the bypass.
I would revise in a heart beat. it was the right choice for me. just make sure you understand the follow up you have to do and vitaminsif you do the RNY. make sure you do the research and choose the best surgery for you.
read my story about the revision. i lost very, very slow but steady. very rarely did i have weeks that i didn't lose at all. now sometimes it was just 1/2 pound. i was greatful that i was losing at all. i was told that revison patients lose slower. i was told to be religious with the health choices and to follow the diet because the first 6 months is your honeymoon period. i weighed 218 at surgery and now weigh 155. i wanted to get to 145 but it just ain't happening. its not helping that i am eating whatever.
You are definetly not done losing. i lost up to a year and then remained steady. i lose every once in a while.
I do have to say that exercise helped me alot. 3 days after my surgery i was walking.
WHAT KIND OF REVISION ARE YOU SEEKING. THIS WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HOW YOU DO WITH THE REVISION.
I WAS LAP BAND TO RNY.
I had my revision in one surgery. My surgeon prepared me that if the band had eroded he would have to do 2 surgeries. i was so scared that i would wake up and he would have only removed that horrible band. the first question i asked was did he do the revision. the nurse did not understand why i was asking and just reassured me that yes, he had done the revision and i had the rny.
please make sure you get up as soon as you can and walk, walk
you can look at my profile. i have had much success with the revision from lap band to RNY. you have to be dedicated to the vitamins always!!
you also have to stay true to your food choices and not push the dietary guidelines.
I did not want the sleeve because my heartburn was so severe. Also my insurance would not cover the sleeve or DS
Make sure you understand the dedication to getting labs and having to take the vitamins daily. Taking the calcium and iron has been a challenge to me