Support needed!

deenewme
on 4/2/21 2:19 am

I started at 314 and got down to 260. For the next 8 years I maintained from 260-270. This last year everything changed. I have gained 12 lbs and I have been frustrated with myself. I started to walk and drink more water but it wasn't enough to get my body restarted. Today my surgeon suggested I do a revision- the duodenal switch. I told him I know I need help but I feared the insurance would deny it.

Any suggestions and/ or support is appreciated!!

I'm back and going to try again?

DEENEWME  
Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.

Believe2021
on 4/2/21 3:03 am
DS on 02/24/21

I had the Gastric Sleeve in 4/2014 and lost 75lbs. SW 300lbs. Then I got pregnant in Mid 2015 and I gained all the weight back within 5 years. I did the Traditional Duodenal Switch in Feb 2021. I am down 31lbs so far & I also had a 2 week Stall as well so definitely good weight loss so far! Make sure you ask the Surgeon if it's the Traditional DS. There are other Modified DS procedures which are relatively new in comparison to the Traditional with over 30+ years with the best tracking record.

deenewme
on 4/2/21 4:27 am

How exciting to be back on track-congrats on the new start! I will ask my Surgeon about the type- I believe it meant traditional but I need to confirm. Thankyou for the suggestion! Let's stay in touch. I would like to hear about your journey ?

Janet P.
on 4/5/21 3:48 am

Since you had the RNY your options are different than Believe2021. They already had the sleeve, which is the same for the DS, while you have a pouch. It's a complicated revision (RNY to DS) and there aren't that many surgeons who have that expertise.

It's great that you're walking and drinking more water, but what are you eating?

Janet in Leesburg
DS 2/25/03
Hazem Elariny
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airbender
on 4/5/21 4:04 am
On April 2, 2021 at 9:19 AM Pacific Time, deenewme wrote:

I started at 314 and got down to 260. For the next 8 years I maintained from 260-270. This last year everything changed. I have gained 12 lbs and I have been frustrated with myself. I started to walk and drink more water but it wasn't enough to get my body restarted. Today my surgeon suggested I do a revision- the duodenal switch. I told him I know I need help but I feared the insurance would deny it.

Any suggestions and/ or support is appreciated!!

I'm back and going to try again?

I think a revision is a great idea as 314 to 260 then up to 272 is not a great tool. BUT be very careful who you allow to revise you from RNY to DS. Taking down that RNY pouch is a difficult surgery. There are but a handful of surgeons in the world that can do that surgery. Yes that is correct maybe 4 in the world.

If you have a specific question for me, PM me or I will not see it, as I don't check responses on the forums and don't have anything forwarded to my email.

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