Recent Posts

on 7/6/22 6:02 am
RNY on 02/14/18
Topic: RE: Hello from a newbie

There's really nothing to the surgery/anesthesia for you -- that's all in the doctors hands. Just be upfront with them about anything they ask beforehand and follow the requirements and you'll be fine -- since you've never had anesthesia before, you probably don't know how you'll react but if anyone in your immediate family has bad side effects let them know and they can take that into consideration.

I had RNY, was in the hospital over night, and had someone to drive me home and stay one night -- you shouldn't drive while your on the painkillers but those were short lived for me; I also moved my first week's liquid diet to the counter vs the cabinet so I didn't have to lift/pull down and that was the sum of my post-op support.

Good luck with your process!

HW: 306 SW: 282 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19) CW:150


on 7/5/22 8:29 pm
Topic: RE: ISO Legitimate Dating Sites for WLS Singles

I had a guy tell me he loved me, but he had to have someone with a good body. He couldn't deal with loose skin. That was it for me as far as dating. That was back in 2010. I can't afford plastic surgery on the loose skin on my legs. These issues are a fact of life.

on 7/4/22 8:31 pm
WLS on 07/15/22
Topic: Hello from a newbie

Hello wonderful humans,

First time poster. I'm swiftly heading towards my surgery date and I'm getting super nervous.

The stories and feedback I've been reading here are inspiring. Thank you for that.

I've lost 22 pounds so far in preparation. My pre op is Monday. I've never had surgery or been under anesthesia. Any tips or advice would be welcome. I'm getting a modified duodenal switch. I also live on my own. Would love to hear any feedback from the group on recovery time. I'm currently being told that one night is the plan so long as you're tolerating the diet.

Have also read a bit in the DS forum but it doesn't look very active and I don't seem to be able to search the site. Cheers!

on 7/4/22 7:06 pm - IN
Topic: Transoral gastric outlet Reduction

Has anyone heard about this procedure? I read a article about this being a Outpatient procedure for people who have had weight loss surgery who have gained some weight back and stretched their stomach. The Doctor uses a Endoscopic down throat and sew stomach smaller. let me know if you heard about it.

on 6/30/22 7:33 pm
Topic: RE: Whey Protein


Thanks for your product idea. I will look into that brand. I am looking for one for when I need that extra protein and for a quick easy breakfast to get my day started.

Certainly appreciate you taking the time to reply to me.

Hope you are having a great weight loss journey and continued success to you.

Have a great day


             I have missed too many dances in my life now it is time to start living
5' 1"

on 6/30/22 7:28 pm
Topic: RE: Whey Protein

Thank you for your input. I don't need to gain weight. I want a supplement when I know I need more protein. I always had good luck using it for a breakfast before leaving for work and now that I am retired and my life has settled down after a big move I would like to get back into that same groove that worked well for me. I just wanted to know if there was a good tasting one out there.

I appreciate you replying and hope your loss weight journey is a great success.

Have a great day.


             I have missed too many dances in my life now it is time to start living
5' 1"

on 6/30/22 7:21 pm
RNY on 02/08/21
Topic: RE: I?m back / I Got Cold Feet

I did everything I could to NOT have the surgery, although I was moving ahead with the surgery preparations (Life Skills Class, psych eval and also began seeing a counselor who specializes in disordered eating). I also had diagnoses that I wish I never had to deal with in which the best approach to management was losing a significant amount of weight. When keto/intermittent fasting didn't change things all that much, I moved ahead with my surgery.

Is the commitment you refer to just a commitment to having the surgery? Or is it your wavering on your commitment to the lifestyle changes that are necessary for long term success? Finding a counselor who specializes in eating disorders/disordered eating can make a big difference if that is the case.

Good luck to you as you move forward now with your surgery. Take advantage of every preop opportunity that your program offers.

HW 243 SW 208 GW 125 CW 135

on 6/30/22 7:01 pm
RNY on 02/08/21
Topic: RE: Whey Protein

I agree with White Dove but sometimes I do need to do a protein shake due to cir****tances. This weekend, at a retreat, they served a meal that had only salad that I could eat. Everything else was carb, carb, carb. I had brought alone 2 protein shakes JIC and was glad I did.

I'm extraordinarily picky and the only protein shakes I tolerate is the Fairlife brand. They are smooth with no grittiness and the flavor is good.

Have a good day! Sue

HW 243 SW 208 GW 125 CW 135

on 6/29/22 6:38 am, edited 6/29/22 6:06 pm
Topic: RE: WHOA CBD !!!

That's right, but the interesting thing is that it doesn't cause you any addiction, unlike marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes or any of the harder drugs. They're recommended by doctors and they're legal, and I think it's cool. I myself use cbd edibles canada, when I feel bad, especially after working three weeks without a holiday, feel very tense and realize that you need to rest, and CBD helps me.

on 6/29/22 5:36 am
Topic: RE: Need help. Have Lapband, considering sleeve or DS

UPDATE: Sorry for the long absence...

So I had the lapband removed in March 2022 and it went very well. Recovery was a little painful for about one week because they have to excise the band out from the encapsulation. Surgeon said that there was no injury to the esophagus or stomach. Followup was perfect with no complications.

As I was considering revision surgery with my doctor...who is very experienced in all WLS, he suggested a DS versus just VSG for long term success, and I agree. However my concerns were long term malnutrition of nutrients and proteins due to the adsorption and being a lightweight with only a 37BMI, and many loose bowel movements per day that would affect quality of life.

After much research and discussion with my doctor we concluded a common channel off 200cm would be best for my particular situation. Less absorption, less loose bowel movements, same maximum weight loss as standard or Hess DS surgery, but with a bit more chance of regain. I think the trade off of a little possible regain versus the higher risks of malnutrition complications is worth it for me. Even standard DS has some regain. Plus the outcome will still be much better than VSG alone....which has even more regain. Its not discussed to often but the trend is to make the cc longer now because of all of the things I mentioned. So that's where I stand right now....

Even with supplementation there will risks of malnutrition, and I think the extra 5-10lbs difference in regain is worth it in my case. If my max weight loss is 90 instead of 100 lbs I'm ok with that versus always knowing where a toilet is, not being able to trust a fart (lol), or bone loss, anemia, supply chain issues with supplements etc....

If anyone has any first hand knowledge of having a longer cc I'd love to hear your experience.

Thank you for hearing me out!

Most Active
Recent Topics
Hello from a newbie
Cautiously_Hopeful · 1 replies · 215 views
Whey Protein
mylastchance · 4 replies · 1186 views
Robin · 0 replies · 230 views