I found this post and I am sending it to you because that stomach twisting freaked me out as well....hope it helps...helped me....LOL
Post Date: 2/4/10 7:17 am
I used to write medical papers, you know dumb them down and translate them from doctor-ese to something that could be printed in magazines and for the press. I can tell you that having a twisted stomach or twisted intestines can happen to anyone. Especially those who are overweight as some grow extra intestines. Yes, their intestines actually get longer in some people! It is a very rare thing for a person to get twisted. It happens quit commonly in cows and horses and other large animals. I know they did not run out and have wls.
If you want to worry about something much more common, worry about the ravages of obesity. Its complications are common, diabetes, heart disease, PCOS, neuropothy, high blood pressure, so many others.
Good luck on your journey
"Progress, not perfection..." ~Dr. Roger Gould
Breast reduction & lift - 11/11/11 (sooo wonderful!!!)
Panniculectomy - early 2013
The VSG as a weightloss surgery STAND ALONE is very new. Partial Gastrectomies have been done for DECADES in treating stomach cancer and ulcers etc. Also the Duedonal Switch has been done for I believe over 10years and the VSG (stomach portion) of the surgery was often done first to get super morbidly obese patients down to a more comfortable weight in order to do the switch portion (intestinal rerouting). The often success of those first step patients is what drove the VSG as a stand alone surgery with people sometimes not needing the second stage.
"WLS is only for people who are ready to move past the "diet" mentality" ~Alison Brown
"WLS is not a Do-Over (repeat same mistakes = get a similar outcome.) It is a Do-BETTER (make lifestyle changes you can continue forever.)" ~ Michele Vicara aka Eggface
He warned me that the tighter the stomach, the chances increase for a stomach stricture (twist). However, he said that chance is very low & not to worry.
Supposedly, if it does twist, I will feel discomfort and not be able to get foods down.
So far so good!
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