Still can get Foamies...even after all these years

on 2/27/13 10:21 am - Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

I had my VSG surgery years ago and really had the foamies following my surgery.  Evan today if I eat a little too much or too large of bites I will get the foamies.  I lost all of my weight at approx 1 year and actually lost too much (was a size 2 and looked terrible) I am now a size 4-6 and look much better.  I have been away from the site for awhile, although I am still in contact with some of the people from this forum who had their VSG's when I had mine.  If anyone has any questions about the long term life and its effects ....just ask.  

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on 2/27/13 10:28 am

I imagine you're very happy with your weight loss... BUT -- any regrets?  Anything you'd change?  What's your best piece of advice?  I'm 1 1/2 months post surgery and sometimes I still wonder if I did the right thing...

on 2/27/13 10:37 am - Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

It's interesting I was thinking about the same questions when I was driving home from a routine doctors appointment today.  Regrets, none.  Even though I did end up with a stricture and therefore needed another surgery approx 3 months post op, I would still do it in a second.  I remember the days of dropping my car keys and knowing I was going to find it difficult to get down and pick them up.  Now I do it without a thought.  However, I do have a strange relationship with food.  I really don't enjoy eating. It is rare that I take a bite of something and really want to have another bite.  What would I do differently..... If i were to do WLS again the next time around I would go directly for a DS instead of VSG.  The long term weight loss is more predictable.  However the daily commitment to Vitamins is definite.  I have always loved this forum and it helped me so many times during my initial 18 month post surgery. I always found the DS forum to be a little harsh for my liking.  But, truth be told I would do the DS if I were going to have WLS ever again.

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on 2/27/13 10:48 am

Thanks for your honesty.  I'm oddly saddened that I don't enjoy food anymore.  I mean, I can taste some things and enjoy them and the next day they aren't appealing.  Eating is a chore... even when I'm really hungry.  I guess if I have to choose between the old me and the new me (and I'm only just beginning my weight loss journey) I guess I would choose the new me.  I look forward to losing the baggage of being morbidly obese. 

on 2/27/13 10:52 am

Oh and the foamies, yeah, I was totally unprepared for that!  I would get that week 1 even sip sip sipping water.  Awful.  Now I find I drink too soon after eating and my body is very easily willing to return tha****er where it came from!!  Still learning how to manage my sleeve...

on 2/27/13 12:22 pm - Silver Spring, MD
How is maintenance going at almost 7yrs out?

Any success tips you'd like to share?
VSG 6/10/2011  Dr. Ann Lidor BMore MD 5'5 HW-247 SW-233 GW-145 CW-120   Me rambling about my journey : )

on 2/27/13 12:33 pm - Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Really well!  I actually had to go into my profile page to see exactly how long it has been since I had the surgery.  It seems like it has been this way for so long it is hard to remember it any other way. I never was great at exercising regularly and I guess I can just say I have been extremely lucky (and bizarre) that I have been able to maintain without doing anything more than just my daily activity stuff to keep my weight off. I never did have any real problem with excess skin so I think for the most part my body doesn't really look like it was ever that overweight.  Yet, my highest weight was 238 pounds.  I have not weighed myself now in about 3 years.  I do everything by my clothing and that works best for me.  If I feel my clothes are getting too loose I up my food and if my pants are getting a little tight I hold back on what I am eating.  As I am reading this post I am getting a sense that I am being a little too carefree ion my descriptions.  I want to be clear that I have maintained with this WLS tool because I have used it and have respected what it can and cannot do for me.  So clearly, with my admission about the lack  of gym exercise I am not perfect and thankfully this tool has allowed me to stay healthy looking and trim without being perfect but always mindful and respectful of its limitations. 

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on 2/27/13 12:43 pm, edited 2/27/13 12:48 pm - Davison, MI

Thanks!  I loved hearing from you!

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

on 2/27/13 12:44 pm - Newhall, CA

I am 2 1/2 years out and still get the foamies too.