Revision to bypass after sleeve
on 6/10/20 7:47 pm
Hi all. I had a VSG over 2 years ago and between pre surgery and after surgery I lost 250 pounds. I was so happy, so healthy, so proud.
Then I got pregnant. The purpose of losing weight was to get healthy enough to have kids. I had to do fertility treatment which caused some weight gain. It was worth it though. Then with pregnancy I gained more. I thought I had a handle on it. Then with post partum depression, gained a bunch more. Then got pregnant again miraculously. More weight gain. More depression more weight gain. I spiraled out of control.
Here I am, 37 years old now with two babies under two and 200 pounds of weight regained.
I am so disgusted with myself. So depressed. So sad.
I am back on track and have lost 40 pounds in the last 5 months but I think I could do better. I talked to my surgeon and am now exploring revision to bypass.
Has anyone had success with this type of revision? I am ready to stay the course this time and use this tool to it's fullest. No more pregnancy in my future :)
Same!! Just got to the hotel in Tijuana, and have my revision (sleeve to mini bypass) tomorrow. I had a very successful sleeve procedure 7 years ago. With the very slow loss of my father due to an illness, I grabbed all the food and booze that would help me "cope" with my grief.
Im incredibly happy to have this restart, tomorrow. Dr Carlos Altamirano is the surgeon!ð?'?
Surgery went great! I cannot day enough about Dr. Altamirano. I am almost 60 days post op and have lost 27lbs. I learned before the procedure to be happy with a slower rate of weight loss, and I honestly am! It's not the crazy fast loss of the initial sleeve done in 2014, but Im back on track in my head and in my habits. ð?'??
To be honest, I feel it's easier because I've already experienced the difficulty of barely being able to consume ANYTHING post sleeve op, right? It took soooo much time to work up to the suggested amount of protein, etc. With the mini-bypass, my recovery was FAST because I could get the required food in within a couple weeks...most importantly, I was able to drink a full protein drink 3 days post op. Amazing!
You have to be very mindful with the revision, because the couple of times I have eaten too fast Or not chewed enough I have had about 30 seconds to get to the bathroom before vomiting. I n-e-v-e-r experienced that after the sleeve. You HAVE to chew extra with this procedure, so that's helpful in a way. ð??... I can't think of anything else different with the actual process beyond the chewing. It truly is helpful that my stomach was already tiny from the sleeve...
im now down 30lbs, so the scale moves but nowhere near as fast. That's a-ok with me. ð?'? I'll take all the wins, and I can SEE my body changing daily. Very happy with the procedure!
on 11/7/20 3:55 pm