Let me start by saying I have been a member of OH since 2005 and am grateful it is here to turn to again years later. In my blog, I started as a lightweight at 222 and dropped to 135 in 1 year. Then I started to regain. 8 years later I was at 196 again....More details on my blog. So skipping forward....I had revision to DS last Monday in Montreal with the amazing Dr Michel Gagner. I can't praise this man enough. He is beyond smart and is like an icon or celebrity in the bariatric world. Yes I had to self-pay...as OHIP wouldn't pay for any revisions,
I feel great. Almost normal and very little pain. I can chew just about anything into the soft food stage so I don't have and restrictions. Felt weird to lose my pouch and feel hungry and eat! BUT now I am scared! I can eat! It is still a small portion of stomach but now I have the malabsorbtion of DS. Dr's followup says I am doing great! BUT again I have only lost 7 lbs?? Probably cause you have nothing bu****er and fluids for 3 days! RNY the weight dropped off like nothing (mind you vomiting and a one ounce stomach helped with that. I am scared that I just paid a whackload of money and am going to remain the same weight!
Any people with the same revision have some experience with this and please tell me that the weightloss and malabsorption will kick in?? The scale has sat at 189 now for 3 days :-( I am getting cravings (prob more emotional craving) I have no problem taking all my vitamins, water, liquids, proteins and yes even chicken tonight. Small portion, but still!! I need to find some wonderful blogs to help as a guide!
Fingers and toes crossed for the scale to move soon!
Am I right in reading you are only 8 days from surgery? If this is correct stay off the scale. I had revision surgery 12/10/12 almost a year ago. I had complications but even with those (I was in the hospital for 3 weeks) I did not weigh myself until I had been home for a month so about 2 months after surgery.
You are full of fluids and your body is still adjusting. Also I am pretty surprised you are eating solid foods. Even those without surgical complications are generally on liquids and soft foods for a few weeks. At a year out I still can only eat about 4oz at a time and that is on a good day.
If you are concerned my advise would be to call your Dr. Thats what he is there for.
Good luck on your recovery and weight loss.
Revision from RNY to DS 12/10/12 Dr. Ara Kesishian BMI: 19
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