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My 20 year old Type 1 diabetic daughter is having the sleeve in June. Any Type 1's out there that can tell me how the did with their sugars post op? I'm concerned over the fist few days when you get very little in. She is on the insulin pump. Thanks for any input.
Can someone who has had the sleeve surgery, please post before and after pictures. When I go to the forum some really don't tell you which one, I want to see as I am undecided which surgery I want. I have done all the research ,comparisons, etc..still undecided. I do know that I want to lose at least 100lbs, but, still can't decide
I had open VBG about 13-14 years ago in Lubbock TX, Dr. David S Hall was my surgeon. It was the most horrifficly painful thing I have ever had done, worse than child birth, worse than when I rolled my SUV 5 times and had to be cut out by the Jaws of Life.
The surgery worked, I ate very little and lost from 270ish lbs down to about 150lbs (I am 5'9"tall) I was happy with the results, never had hair loss, gas, etc..but after about 6-9 months I began vomiting after I ate anything at all, and I continued to vomit for the next 12 years.
I suddenly stopped vomiting and began gaining weight about 1 year ago and havent vomited since and now weigh approx 240ish. I went to the Gastroenterologist, had an upper and lower GI, and found out that I had 4 area's in my staple line that had come completely undone. I had no clue that this could even happen, but it explained why I was snoring loud enough to wake the neighbors, the sleep apnea came back, the GERD is back with a passion! Ooohhhh...andbecause of all the vomiting , I have had to have all my back teeth pulled because the acid has so badly eroded my teeth, I need to have 2 more pulled this week, and at only 43 yrs old, I should lose all my teeth by 50!
So i called my surgeon's office and he had died , and they had destroyed my records after 10 years. Yippee!!!!
I am now on Medicare A,B,&D and Medicade for the Disabled, and I am at the beginning stages of planning on having a revision to a Gastric Bypass. It has to be a Surgeon AND Hospital that are both certified "Center of Excellence", which is proving to be quite difficult since I live in a rural area.Sooo...that is where I am at this point.
If anyone is considering VBG as their WLS I would HIGHLY recommend AGAINST it. Mainly because it is the most horrible, excuciating, tortuous, atrocious, agonizing, dreadful pain you will ever experience in your entire life!!! I have a very high pain tolerance, and natural, drug-free childbirth of a 9lb baby was, on a scale from 1-10, a solid 7! VBG was a solid 12.7!!!
You are not a mean girl sweetheart. And why be jealous? You look fantastic!! And she knows it and sees it. You two have totally different body shapes and totally different lifestyles. I would keep accepting the clothes. Because you are going to keep losing,and it will save you money. If she cannot be happy for you, then that is something she needs to deal with and pray about. Be happy for her. She has obviously struggled with this too. Talk about this together as well. And one thing I see, you are so focused on sizes and numbers... Don't be. You look Amazing.. You feel amazing right? Plus your stylish and gorgeous... Keep up the GREAT work. Everyone is a little different in this journey.. I have a long way to go. And you are my inspiration. Love you.
for the rest reading this.... I personally know JenniferRN.
I had the vbe in 1996. I lost a lot of weight and because of the staple line breakdown gained almost all of it back. I blamed myself for many years, until i looked into revision. I received my RNY on Jan 17, 2013. I am pretty happy overall. i have lost 36 pounds. You will lose weight much slower than the originial surgery, but it will be consistent. I wan ted the Ds surgery but my doctor didn't do that type of surgery and recommended the RNY. Although i am happy with my surgery If i had to do it again I would go with the Ds. You can take Motrin and other pain killers. I have back pain and knee pain in general and I am upset that there isn't a otc medication that works like motrin. Tylenol isn't helpful. Listen to your doctor but i vote for the full ds if possible...check out the ds site and do the research. You and youre doctor will make the best decision for you.
Good Luck with your surgery.
hmmm, let me ask you a question....does she seem happy for YOU?? You are doing a great job, and hey, take her clothes, so you will have something to wear on your way down, and she may need more clothes if she can't keep it off. the "right way" did not work for me for over 40 yrs..I went from 160 to 275 trying to do it the ahem, right way. so if having wls is the wrong way, fine, bring it on! I was always a bit rebellious anyway!
you just worry about you...brag about your losses, your new sizes, etc...and YOU be happy for YOU! Cause we all here, WE'RE happy for you!!!!
HW 275 SW 246 CW 204.5 (temp)GW 158 for 'just' overweight ( 5'1" Over 1 1/2 inch lost in the last few yrs! LOL) lost 50 lbs on my own, stable for 3 yrs, gained back 20 during year b4 surgery
I'm sorry to hear of your experience with the VBG. I had it almost 9 years ago. I lost 145 lbs in 14 months. I did get down to 158 at one point, but needed to regain some weight because I didn't feel good at that weight. I am most comfortable at 175, but have gained some in the past 2 years. I am currently at 182. I hope to work harder at it when the weather gets nice again and I can be outside.
I haven't had an revisions or anything, but I do know a few people with the VBG who have had injections at the banded opening to give them more restriction. My doctor does it as an outpatient thing with a scope down the throat, much like an endoscopy.
I wish you well, and hope you get the satisfaction and results you want.
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