on 3/28/21 8:10 am
Yeah, I noticed right away the difference in my stomach. I definitely could eat more once I was healed than with the gastric bypass. I only lost about 10-15 pounds with the gastric sleeve. They calculated for me that with the conversion I would only lose 30-40 pounds more. Because I had lost most of my weight with the gastric bypass(130 pounds). I had my Gastric Sleeve creation in July 2020, and just had the Duodenal Switch part in February. I am having a lot of bowel issues (loose) right now. But I also have IBS which may be contributing to my issues. I am still on soft foods. I have lost another 20 pounds since February. You will have to do Optifast before each procedure. Step 1 and step 2 have to be at least 6 months apart, for you to heal and get used to eating more. The vitamin schedule is different. I ordered the high ADEK vitamins that is needed from Bariatric Advantage.
on 3/28/21 6:28 am - Hamilton, Canada
Please tell me more!! So did they undo your bypass for the sleeve? How was that? Did you notice a difference from the first time or was recovery and eating after very similar? Did you have weight loss with sleeve? And how do you feel about DS?
on 3/27/21 6:03 pm
Yeah Dr. Glazer is my internist also. He is great, very thorough with his assessment. Will want to make sure you are physically fit for surgery. Sleep study may be needed before surgery. My bloodwork was not normal when he approved me for my revision from gastric bypass to the DS. I'm a month out from the second part of the surgery.
on 3/27/21 5:10 pm
Dr. Kline was also my surgeon. Most appt's are being done on the phone. The internist has to approve you for surgery before you can get a date. Its usually around 3-4 months from when you see the surgeon that you get a Surgery date. It may be longer now because of all the Covid backlog.
That's because they don't just give you optifast. It's a program with dietician and social worker access. It's the "medical" program and there's a very long wait list.
if you want just optifast, you can contact one of the optifast suppliers.
Google "Peter goldfarb"
you can also lose by getting back to your original program. Nutrition with food, instead of shakes.
I actually bought Optifast village health. [email protected]. they have a website. was able to get chocolate and vanilla. Bought it last year from them. No issues just emailed them. If you google you can see where you can get it.
You want to make sure you have someone following you. Your GP or Dietician.
I know my file is closed. I don't want it opened. I asked for opti fast. I'm not impressed by the attitude of the staff. Also waiting 6-8 months is redundant.
In other words, after 10 years tough luck, you're on your own. Funny thing is, I can buy it elsewhere so I will.
I will file a complaint against the staff also. I was told by the staff 10 years ago that this is ongoing and for my lifetime. Obviously the staff were more empathetic and caring back then. Never had anyone snicker before
THAT is the issue here, not my making sure my vitamins are ok or that I want to see a surgeon.
There are many wls ontario sites that have more responses than this site unfortunately. Look for Ontario gastic bypass groups.
Unfortunately after 5 yrs your file is closed and you need a new referral. first I would ask family doc for a gastroscopy to check out your pouch. If pouch is good then ask for a referral to a dietician to review intake and vitamins. As you wait to get back into to see your surgeon this will help you to progress faster. They will want to see that you have gone back to basis etc..