Sad news!

novascotiadawn
on 8/3/20 9:53 am, edited 8/3/20 10:00 am - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I'm sure no one remembers me! I was one of the leaky sleeve survivors of 2008. But, wanted to share that my surgeon passed away at the age of 53. I'm sharing incase others that may of had Dr. Klassen also and the life changing experience he had given us!

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/obituaries/dr-dennis-richa rd-klassen-42707/#.XyWTcxE4bwN.facebook

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie

ljbarbara
on 8/3/20 10:13 pm

I remember you and it's good to hear from you again. I hope you are doing well! I'm sorry about the sad news.

Original surgery: VSG Feb. 2009

REVISED TO RNY FEBRUARY 2016

Height: 5'7"

Start weight: 252. Current weight: 120

novascotiadawn
on 8/3/20 10:22 pm - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

It was a shocker, didn't realize he was only 4 years older than I. He was a great surgeon! My body just didn't want to cooperate!!! LoL . . I'm still doing well! Only thing I fight now is GERD. My sleeve still works great when I fill it the proper nutrients! I maintain a size 16 but, would like to get down to 14/12.. I hope you're doing well yourself.

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie

ljbarbara
on 8/3/20 10:54 pm

It is scarey when young ones go, especially when they are so close to your own age. My GERD got so bad that I revised to RNY. No more GERD! I hope you are finding some relief from yours...I know it's no fun.

Again, it's so good to see you pop up again. You went through sooo much with your leak. I don't hear much about anyone having a leak anymore, but many sleevers are having GERD problems.

I hang out on the RNY board now though I very seldom post. There is a whole new group of great people and absolutely none of the fighting or nastiness that went on back in our day 11 or 12 years ago. The "What are you eating today?" string is always good.

Hugs to you!

Original surgery: VSG Feb. 2009

REVISED TO RNY FEBRUARY 2016

Height: 5'7"

Start weight: 252. Current weight: 120

Linda B.
on 9/13/20 8:03 pm - CO
VSG on 09/13/12

It has been a long time since I have been signed in too. I remember you. It is sad news about Dr. Klassen.

high weight 230 start of journey weight 217 surgery weight 191 current weight 138
           

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