Gastric bypass vs gastric sleeve??
on 6/3/08 10:47 am
I was banded in 2006 and dbanded in 2007 due to erosion, so much for the band.
I had the "Gastric Sleeve" done two months ago. I haven't lost any weight at all. I now find out that:
1. I can't drink anything for 30 minutes before or after a meal. It's harder than you might think.
2. I have to drink a half gallon of water a day.
3. I have to stay on a 1500 calorie a day diet even though I'm still just as hungry as I ever was.
4. I have to exercise one hour a day.
You might want to ask your doctor about these things first. I wonder daily, "what was this sleeve suppose to do"? If I had it to do over I'd go with the bypass even though I hear it's not a smoking gun either.
So much for WLS.
The sleeve, as a stand alone surgery, is newer. Weisht loss results have genrally been better than the band and a little less than RNY. Of course, it all depends on you and your compliance.
on 6/18/10 4:53 pm
on 7/2/14 8:00 pm
I have been trying different diets to lose weight. I tried the personaltrainerfoods for 2 months mostly eating only meat n veggies n salads.... The food got OLD FAST! I lost 20 lbs and stopped, but my hair fell out... then I tried cooking my meats n veggies for the week on Saturdays (too much stuff in my tiny fridge)... then I thought I would try a low calorie diet... but I am a habitual grazer... I don't eat meals I eat stuff all day its like I am not satisfied unless I am chewing... I try to chew gum and it helps but I either don't get enough calories maybe 980 per day or I binge and get too many... I don't want to have an extremely restrictive surgery, I don't want dumping or issues with taking over the counter pain meds (I am getting older that would suck to be elderly one day and cant take anything good for pain), so many options ... I love sugar ... chips, or just munch munch munch.. I know surgery is not the complete answer but I am trying to figure out which is the best for me. People I know keep scaring me with stories like "I know someone that had bypass and can't get rid of her nausia" or "I know someone who had bariatric surgery and they can't eat much its made them unable to eat enough food" like there are some drastic dangers Im nervous about it. any suggestions? I thought about trying belviq
I chose bypass over sleeve due to health issues with GERD, pre-diabetes, etc... With the sleeve, the possibility of reflux worsening was there and I didn't want anything to do with that. With the bypass you do need to make sure you can follow your plan to the 'T" and get all of your vitamins in everyday so you don't get any deficiencies. This is due to the malabsorption from the procedure. I suggest reading, googling, watching videos, etc... As much as you can. That's what I did and it helped so much! Good luck! It really depends so much on your personal situation and needs.