D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago
I am feeling super discouraged, not sure if you have any advice that I can maybe use. I had lap-band in 2009. I did really well. I lost 70 lbs in the first year (didn't reach goal but I felt like I would have). Unfortunately I got a ulcer on my band line

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

I had sleeve surgery in Nov 2011 (not overly successful with loss and have regained most of my weight).  I am currently scheduled to have two hernias repaired on October 5th (an incisional hernia with bowel issues causing severe pain, and an umbilical


D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

I am getting three hernias repaired in the near future (one umbilical hernia and one incisional hernia- very painful due to bowels moving in and out of the abdominal wall). Two of them will be repaired by a general surgeon however the hiatal hernia is


D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

No offense to pre op or newly post op but I am really hoping to hear from the long timers here. I never considered RNY in the past as it seemed there was way too much research that showed the pouch would eventually stretch, malabsorption eventually sto


D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Ok so I had Sleeve surgery done in 2012. My surgeon was in Burbank (about 90 miles from my home one direction) My employers switched insurance shortly after my sleeve surgery so I did not have much aftercare post surgery. In hindsight I started having


D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Ok so I had Sleeve surgery done in 2012. My surgeon was in Burbank (about 90 miles from my home one direction) My employers switched insurance shortly after my sleeve surgery so I did not have much aftercare post surgery. In hindsight I started having


D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Ok so I had Sleeve surgery done in 2012. My surgeon was in Burbank (about 90 miles from my home one direction) My employers switched insurance shortly after my sleeve surgery so I did not have much aftercare post surgery. In hindsight I started having


D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Ok so I had Sleeve surgery done in 2012. My surgeon was in Burbank (about 90 miles from my home one direction) My employers switched insurance shortly after my sleeve surgery so I did not have much aftercare post surgery. In hindsight I started having


D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Where to begin? So I had Lapband in 2009 but had to revise to VSG in 2012 due to mild complications. I wasnt overly successful with my sleeve as I had severe acid reflux from the very beginning and never lost my hunger. I also only lost 50lbs total for


D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Where to begin? So I had Lapband in 2009 but had to revise to VSG in 2012 due to mild complications. I wasnt overly successful with my sleeve as I had severe acid reflux from the very beginning and never lost my hunger. I also only lost 50lbs total for


D. Scott posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Where to begin? So I had Lapband in 2009 but had to revise to VSG in 2012 due to mild complications. I wasnt overly successful with my sleeve as I had severe acid reflux from the very beginning and never lost my hunger. I also only lost 50lbs total for


D. Scott posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago
Can Alcohol damage your sleeve? - So I am almost 3 years post op and I never drink. By never I truly mean I've had maybe 1/2 a glass of wine since my surgery. Until this weekend. I went to a bachelorette party and ...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago
What are the possible long term complications? - Good Evening Folks :) I used to be a regular here for a couple of years as a lap-bander. I had some difficulties with my band so I revised to sleeve surgery in November of 2012 (th...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago
Vitamins...feedback please - So I had my sleeve surgery 11/23/2012. I revised from a failed lap-band. I've had zero problems and recovered very quickly. While my hunger never went away I have easily been ab...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
Who has had the flu? Please help :( - Ok so Ive been up with the flu and its been awful. For hours I have been heaving painfully, very little comes up each time. I also have awful diarrhea. Now I'm super weak with a te...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
What was your post op experience with PCOS - So I recognize that my weight loss is probably slower due to having PCOS, I have learned to live with that. However I seem to also be having major hormone fluctuations lately an...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Uncomfortable situation...question - So I haven't told the majority of my coworkers about my VSG however in order to not be obvious at lunch time and at Christmas parties I have told everyone I am dieting. I only t...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
What are your goals for today? - So I know we all have our unique set of struggles as we work this tool we have been given. Please jump in and share your goals for today or the next week that you think will hel...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Shakiness?? - So I am not diabetic but I have always had issues with getting shaky, faint, or dizzy if I am neglectful and eat too much sugar or skip meals. However I have been keeping my sug...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
X-Post: Weighing, Measuring, and planning...advice - So I am having a difficult time figuring out how much I should eat and when at this point. Unlike many other VSGers I do still have real hunger but when I can get denser mea...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Weighing, Measuring, and planning...advice please! - So I am having a difficult time figuring out how much I should eat and when at this point. Unlike many VSGers I do still have real hunger but when I can get denser meals in like...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Extreme Heartburn - I have had insane heartburn for the last couple of weeks. I have tried Tums, liquid Maalox, and chewable Pepcid. They all work for about 10-15 minutes but no longer. It gets wor...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Do you miss the "ahhhh"? What do you mis - Let me explain. As an emotional eater I miss so much that feeling of relief, comfort, and ahhhh from eating an amazing meal. I realize now that I am eating for nutrition and as ...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Slow losers from the very beginning...where are yo - So I know all about stalls and all but I am so frustrated with super slow losing from the get go. I was super happy for the 9 lbs I lost preop but that was only after a nearly t...

D. Scott posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Lapband to Sleever's...what are the biggest differ - So it goes without saying (for the most part) that one of the biggest differences is in lesser complications, and not needing fills and unfills. But what about lifestyle? Can yo...
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