Bugga I still have the grumbling in my belly 6 days after surgery. Most of the gas pains gone, Im still sipping on water, v8 juice, up n go, apple juice! When (god i hope it does) the rumble and hunger pain go away..... i just want a foot long chicken subway.. and 6 choc chip biscuits lol
Hi there, following your posts with interest. Isn't your appetite a lot smaller now in line with the new stomach size and therefore this prevents you from slipping back to old habits? Is it still a struggle, despite the ESG, to keep calorie intake down and does the new stomach somehow "stretch" and accommodate more food again? A friend of mine had the full surgery roux-en-Y sleeve gastrectomy which is a lot more invasive obviously, but 6 months on her appetite is still very modest. And congratulations on your admirable weight loss. P.S. I am a GP watching this thread (if you pardon the pun) with interest and would like to recommend it to numerous patients.
After 16 months you'd think I'd know my body well enough to not overeat but not so. I've just been caught out by one spoonful too many for the first time in nearly 12 months. I carefully measured out my cup of chicken casserole and realised at about the 2/3 mark that I was in trouble. First came that tight feeling at the base of my throat and now my stomach is grumbling and groaning and I feel so uncomfortable. I'll take this as a timely reminder to pay more attention to my body as I eat.
so itsnow 4 days since having my band removed, still feeling tender like i have done hundreds of situps! each day is getting easir to move although its painful to cough and when i breath deeply,plus i still feel bandy but taking it easy starting solids again. not really felt starving hungry yet so thats a plus. 9 weeks to wait now till i go in for sleeve.
Hi AJS78, i recieved the all clear a few weeks ago close to 6 months from leak to recovery. I spent 6 weeks in hospital and 5 months with a nasal gastric tube for feeds. I’m one of the lucky ones as there are people who are some who are close to 2 year post complications who still aren’t healthy. Despite my leak I still firmly state I had a great surgeon who gave me 100% of his time and energy in getting me better (and zero bills) as far as I’m aware I’m not going to encounter any long term side health issues which is fabulous. Good luck on your journey while I’m sure your surgery will go smoothly I feel like people should hear my story even though it’s not pleasant it’s reality.
Sammy1491 I would urge you get it checked out by your gp or your surgeon if you get an appointment quickly, my thoughts on doing it all at once? I very much wanted mine done all at once but with and research and reading I think having the two procedures is much safer in the long run. but please be awake that even with the wait and hernia repair there is still a possibility things could go wrong. like with all surgery there is always a risk, do lots of reading and research and be sure about if that's the path you want to go. Sorry to hear you have had such a rough time Laptosleeve17, I was considering doing my procedure all at the same the time, I have just had my band removed after 6years and putting back on all of what I lost. my doc initially said that as he did band he could do it all at the same time but, there were a lot more possible complications this was about 2 yrs ago I was exploring this option, but after plodding along for another year or so I decided to have band out then wait the two months to have sleeve. so this is where I am at the moment, still sore after 4 days and still feeling a little "bandy". my reasons for wanting it all done at once were more a time factor as I have two small kids and husband who works full time and he will need to take time off to look after kids when I have sleeve done. but for me thinking back on it now this was the better choice for me and our family. although there are still risks with doing sleeve after a band they are a less than doing it all at once. that is my biggest worry about having sleeve done, is the possibility of a leave and being in hospital for so long. I hope you are now on the mend and out of danger and making a good recovery. glad to hear that you are around a group of people who have been in a similar situation to you.
Fijee, I strongly recommend that you purchase the ebook, 'Your Complete Guide to Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery' by Sally Johnston. This was recommended to me before I had my surgery and 16 months later I'm still using it. It has great recipes for all stages of eating and most recipes are suitable for the whole family. Molly
Can anyone suggest any web sites they use to suggest foods to eat during different stages. I'm finding it difficult to know what to eat Hope everyone is well. Ive just realized all my other posts didn't post!
Demianm, I can't help you with info about revision surgery but I wanted to acknowledge your incredibly honest post. You have been brutally frank about what has been a very difficult journey for you and your family and you provide a very timely reminder for us all that WLS is not always the end of our weight fight. Best wishes for the next stage of your weight fight. Please keep us updated on your progress. Molly
The Diabetes Association in the UK has switched its education towards Low Carb. Here is a link that might interest some people. https://www.diabetes.co.uk/lowcarb/?utm_source=hp&utm_medium=dd&utm_campaign=lcp Now for Australian Dietitians and AHPRA to come on board!
thanks mmm Im already hanging for real food... but yes im looking forward to the journey. Ive been a yo yo dieter for 20 years so hopefully this will keep it off and help with a better and healthier life!☺
thank you for the reply - definitely some things to think about the surgical procedures scare the crap out of me - historically I have been in the 1 in 10000 group that suffers complications no matter what surgery I have. I was in hospital for 3 weeks post band surgery (first one) as I couldn't keep down liquids. My broken leg surgeon got a piece of titanium stuck in the bones - he swore that never happened before. It's just my lot in life I think. I'm leaning towards the gastroplasty for this reason - but you make a good point. If it's not going to be effective, then what's the point of doing it.
If I were you I'd look into Roux-en-Y (RNY or gastric bypass), instead of a sleeve. It has a better long term success rate of any (apart from duodenal switch, which you don't want) of the bariatric surgeries. It requires greater adherence to vitamin supplementation than the sleeve but the risks of leaks is far less - it's well established that sleeves following a band have a higher incidence of leaks, which is something to take into consideration. It is also better for resolution of co-morbidities (chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure) than the sleeve.
Use this time to research what procedure would be best for you. Also, I'd suggest looking into getting some counseling - a history of alcohol misuse is concerning because it could potentially be an issue post op. I wish you every success on what is a very difficult journey!
Well done Gordy. It won't be long until you are feeling the benefits of the decision you've made. The weeks leading up to eating real food again can be boring but always keep that end goal in sight and enjoy watching those kilos disappear.
Well not sure where you guys are... but im home!! Done Wednesday 7am woke up 12 midday in minimal pain but groggy from anaesthetic. Few sips on water over nite and all good today ( apart from gas pain) told i can go home..... (boss lady is nurse) .. Feeling okay so far just very tired from lack of sleep. Cheers gordon
I’m possibly the worst person to respond but I feel I should. I am a band to sleeve revision patient. My surgery was performed all in one (yes surgeons do it all in one) during my surgery I also had a hiatus hernia repaired. I encountered complications 3 weeks post surgery to the point I almost died. I’m not going into it too much as I’ve written my story here and honestly it’s far too traumatic reliving it. Please be mindful when thinking about revision surgery and before you blame the same day surgery I am currently in a support group of similar people and I am the only band to sleeve convert in a group of 170 so that wasn’t what caused my issues they just happened.