Sleeve to gastric bypass

Lauriesparkls
on 12/29/16 5:40 pm

I had the sleeve done back in 2010. I went from 210 pounds to 103 at my lowest. I am 5 feet. I gained here and there but held pretty steady at 118. This past year I've just been piling on the weight. I am up to 146 pounds!! I've been watching my food intake like a hawk and working out daily, but it just keeps going up. I met with the surgeon today and we discussed doing the bypass. He said it's the best option since I have such bad reflux. Apparently my sleeve has dilated on the top and bottom, so it's like an hourglass shape. Just wondering how people have done with the switch? Am I going to have the hair loss again? And the whole dumping syndrome scares me to death! But going back to my old body scares me even more! 

datachick
on 12/31/16 7:48 am - WA
VSG on 10/26/12 with

Hi - well, playing Devil's advocate here and I'm sure you know what I'm going to say...it's just math, food intake vs. output. Are you actually tracking your food? How many calories are you eating? How about alcohol? I am in the same boat as you and others that post here, needing to lose 15 pounds that have piled on recently. Because I can eat more, and eat anything, it's back to the same struggle as five years ago before surgery. I know it will be this way forever and have to grapple with it and solve my issues eventually. If you truely are eating/drinking/exercising perfectly, but have inexplicably gained 30 pounds, then there must be something else wrong, hormones or thyroid or something. I think your surgeon is kind of irresponsible to suggest more surgery for a thirty pound gain. Mine would send me to a therapist.

VSG 10/26/12 • HEIGHT 5'4"
GW = 140 lbs met Month 9
CW = 133
lbs
Loss per Month: 8 >  9 > 7 > SURGERY  > 15 > 10 > 10 > 10 > 7 > 5 > 6
  > 6 > 5 > 5 > 0

    

It works if you work it; it sorta works if you sorta work it; and it doesn't work if you don't work it.

    
Laura in Texas
on 12/31/16 11:51 am

If you are having the revision because of the reflux, I can understand that. But I do not understand it if you are having it because of your weight gain. 30 pounds over a year is only about an extra 200-300 calories a day. Larger portions, a bite here or there, can add up to that easily. Are you weighing/measuring your portions and logging every bite? You need to be honest with yourself or a new surgery will not be successful in getting you back to your goal.

Good luck!!

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

Lauriesparkls
on 12/31/16 3:14 pm

The reflux is a huge part of it. I am on a Zantac and Prilosec daily and it still bothers me. The weight gain is very aggravating too though. I thought maybe I was doing something wrong, so I went back to basics. I started logging everything that went into my mouth in MyFitnessPal, cut out alcohol, and regular daily exercise. I started with getting 1000-1200 calories a day. That was back in sept. I now get about 700-800 calories a day. But since sept I have gained about 10 pounds. I've had all my levels checked and everything looks beautiful, I just can't figure out this gaining! I feel like such a huge failure. 

DubfromBP
on 1/31/17 2:10 pm
VSG on 10/13/15
On December 31, 2016 at 11:14 PM Pacific Time, Lauriesparkls wrote:

The reflux is a huge part of it. I am on a Zantac and Prilosec daily and it still bothers me. The weight gain is very aggravating too though. I thought maybe I was doing something wrong, so I went back to basics. I started logging everything that went into my mouth in MyFitnessPal, cut out alcohol, and regular daily exercise. I started with getting 1000-1200 calories a day. That was back in sept. I now get about 700-800 calories a day. But since sept I have gained about 10 pounds. I've had all my levels checked and everything looks beautiful, I just can't figure out this gaining! I feel like such a huge failure. 

Wow.    That is crazy....gaining on 700-800 tires per day with daily exercise.  

 

Sorry about your reflux.  

 

You aren't a failure.  Keep tracking and exercising....it will eventually turn around.  

Live, love and make the most out of what your surgeon has done for you...........live your life without excuses and without regrets.

hollykim
on 1/1/17 4:31 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On December 30, 2016 at 1:40 AM Pacific Time, Lauriesparkls wrote:

I had the sleeve done back in 2010. I went from 210 pounds to 103 at my lowest. I am 5 feet. I gained here and there but held pretty steady at 118. This past year I've just been piling on the weight. I am up to 146 pounds!! I've been watching my food intake like a hawk and working out daily, but it just keeps going up. I met with the surgeon today and we discussed doing the bypass. He said it's the best option since I have such bad reflux. Apparently my sleeve has dilated on the top and bottom, so it's like an hourglass shape. Just wondering how people have done with the switch? Am I going to have the hair loss again? And the whole dumping syndrome scares me to death! But going back to my old body scares me even more! 

yes, you will have hair loss again. It is because of the anesthesia. You have. 30% chance of dumping.

 


          

 

Nura777
on 1/20/17 1:52 pm

If the revisions is medically necessary as result of the bad acid reflux that is not controlled by medication, then you have no option. But it's very dangerous to consider revision for weight loss only. You're rate for complications shortterm and long term increase as a revision patient...

danigirl42
on 10/2/17 7:33 pm - PA
VSG on 01/02/13 with

Just wanted to see how this went for you and if you had it done. I've been having horrible reflux and have been to a couple specialists. My bariatric doctor is talking about a revision as my last resort. If you did have it, did it help?

Lauriesparkls
on 10/2/17 9:33 pm

Hi! Well it ended up not being the greatest. I thought that it was going to be super easy normal surgery, but not the case. The dr ended up stapling through a blood vessel. When I was in recovery I felt awful. Turns out I had massive internal bleeding and had to go back in to the or where they opened me up to repair it. I ended up in the hospital for over a week and needed a wound vac for over a month. Then another surgery to close the wound up. On the flip side, I don't have ANY reflux anymore and I've lost over 25 pounds! My case was a freak instance, so if you can get it done to reduce your reflux I would! It is so nice to eat and know it's not going to be talking to you later! ?

danigirl42
on 10/3/17 7:02 pm - PA
VSG on 01/02/13 with

That's good to know! Thank you! I'm glad you are on the mend and doing better!!

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