I have been looking on forums trying to find people who are 5+ years post op, i am considering gastric sleeve surgery, she curious as to how the long post op people are going and if they have any major complications etc
Oh thank you so much for your reply, it's so good to hear from someone who is 5 or so years down the track, yes I can see regain is going to be a big ongoing issue, whatever i choose it will be a ongoing battle, why im looking at bariatric surgery is because my doctor told me that the battle is easier to control than going it alone without baritaric surgery, but I kinda need to hear that from people who have had the surgery and not the stats doctors throw around! I cant get my head around doing it if its going to be ridiculously insane and completely ruling my life to the point of crazy obsession trying to keep it off (the experiences ive had in the past on Weigh****chers, sureslim, raw food, juicing etc) I just cant keep it off! The big hunger monster rears its ugly head!, I have a big problem with my appetite, im a big eater, not so much terrible choices but find it hard feeling "full" and take alot to fill me up!
I am currently in therapy and even though it is not directly going into my weight issues it is going into the things that could be surrounding it etc, i find it very useful, im going to continue it for as long as i can afford it. I am from New Zealand and we have some good support forums over here but i cant find anyone long term post op.
What does it mean when you "slime" I think here they call it the "frothies" I am a big vegie/fruit eater and i know this will be very difficult post op but hoping i can still get some in.
I cant thank you enough for your reply as it's good to know that there are some longer post op people out there that are not suffering horrible consequences from the surgery I really appreciate you taking the time to reply :)
Does this happen if you blanch the veggies?
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
I am also five years out and have a similar experience to the other poster. I had a regain of 30lbs between years 2 and 3, but through dedication to excersise and cleaning up my diet, I was able to drop the regain, but it took me 8 months. I have been maintaining steadily for more than a year at my current weight 145-150.
Good Luck, this was the best decision I had ever made for myself!
Thank you so much for replying Heather, Im feeling so much better now hearing from people who are alot further along in this, it looks like regain is a real issue but either way with or without surgery it will be a forever battle and it's great that im learing this now so i know what to expect etc Im also really happy to hear people say that they still dont regret it who are further along and not having these serious complications having part of their stomach removed etc I know i have to weigh it up in the sense that being obese has even more serious complications! I am from New Zealand and I am finding the overseas forums as alot better and heaps more informative, Im so glad I signed up! :)
Hello Spangebabe for submitted this forum. I am at the end of my 6 month weight loss insurance required classes. I have seen so many sleevers say they have had problem after surgery. I am like you considering the sleeve but read something just last night the almost made me change my mind. Pretty much what I read was the trade of unhealthy weight issues for health complications following surgery. The gas I can handle, taking vitamins I can handle, one of your post said something about thick saliva after raw veggies, I can handle that. What I can’t handle is intestinal issues, or some kind of deficiency for the rest of my life. Sorry I am rambling. I complete my classes in April so I will keep moving forward. Again thanks for submitting this forum.
Thank you SO MUCH for this question and for everyone's honest responses!! I am awaiting a surgery date and this is SO HELPFUL to me. All the best to all of you :)
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