Jinie

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About Jinie

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  • Birthday 05/28/1965

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  • Gender Female
  • Location bendigo Victoria
  • Interests docos
  • Band/Sleeve Status 2+ Years Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status 90%

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  1. Jinie added a post in a topic: Minimizer Ring for Sleeve   

    Hi all. I though I would add an update to this thread even though it is old. I am having my minimiser removed in  early aug 2017 due to pouching. I have had symptoms of mild acid, occasional nausea and some vomiting with meat. Had to have a very expensive scan. The food is sitting at the top of the pouch for days (yuk). It seems like they are not fairing well for sleevers. However I think they are no problems with the bypass.
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  2. Jinie added a post in a topic: Newbie, wanting some advice please.   

    you could phone his rooms and inquire from the staff
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  3. Jinie added a post in a topic: Would you like to share your story?   

    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4728655/no-miracle-cure-but-surgery-can-help-change-lives/?cs=80
     
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  4. Jinie added a post in a topic: Would you like to share your story?   

    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4741081/why-are-people-turning-to-weight-loss-surgery/?cs=80
    Tom did finish his story.  Nothing exciting for us. Buuuut here it is if any one wants a read.
     
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  5. Jinie added a post in a topic: Would you like to share your story?   

    Hi Tom. I have sent you a brief email, cheers
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  6. Jinie added a post in a topic: Life Changing?   

    I can absolutely say it has changed my life for the better. I initially had the band in aug 2012 then the sleeve in April 2014. I lost aprox 30 kg with the sleeve then almost an additional 20 with the sleeve. aprox 50 kg in total. Same as many, reduction in meds / pain etc. But the things that really stand for me is. I can enjoy things I never use to be able to. For example walking in a Gallery on concreate floors for an hour. standing for and hour or so watching a parade, going for a bush walk. I feel like I have a life now. and I dont hate myself when I look in the mirror.
     
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  7. Jinie added a post in a topic: New and made the first step.   

    Welcome sammy. You might get more info on surgeons by joining face book groups. There are lots out there just search them there are 2 national ones for sleevers that I know of not sure about banding
     
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  8. Jinie added a post in a topic: Minimizer Ring for Sleeve   

    I had a post opp appointment this week and asked the surgeon about the  minimiser ring. 
    *No data for sleevers as yet
    * 2 Year data will be comming out at the end of this year, from him and a couple of surgeons in WA.
    *The ring sits in the middle section of the stomace. Its just there to get a feeling of being fuller .
    *May cause more reflux. but in most cases thats easily managed with meds.
    That was about all the additional info I got as I had a couple of personal questions as well and he has other patients waiting..
    I have another appt on October. I will ask generally what sort to things they will be measuring in the study. But I didnt think to ask about it at the time.
    Some links that may be intresting.
     
    http://www.bariatricnews.net/?q=news/11837/maximise-weight-loss-minimizer-ringhttp://www.bariatricnews.net/?q=news/11324/ring-have-or-not-havehttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11695-011-0555-2http://www.bariatricnews.net/?q=news/11407/banded-bypass-reduces-long-term-weight-regain 
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  9. Jinie added a post in a topic: Minimizer Ring for Sleeve   

    From what I can gather there isnt much data on them as yet. However I did find articals about them being used with the bypass. They seem to be more productive if fitted at the initial  bypass surgery, than if fitted later at a revision because the person has streached thier pouch. So many people are putting on weight a few years down the track I think the surgoens are looking for ways to inprove long term outcomes.
    They do look like a blue cable tie. My surgeon said  they are only adhaered with 1 stich and just sit there loosly so if you are eating alot they will help prevent streaching. They are not firm around your stomach normally like a band.
    As I said eariler. I cant find any reaserch for use of the mimimiser ring with a sleeve but there are 5 year studies for use with the bypass. Yes we probably are being used as studies for staticial purposes. But that doesnt mean its an  inherently evil thing.
    Yes the jury is still out.
    With all I read on forums about revisions GERD esophagal cancer slips eriosions gallstones and I know not what.
    Minimiser ring or no mimimiser ring.  I'd keep your private health insurance up. 
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  10. Jinie added a post in a topic: Minimizer Ring for Sleeve   

    From what I can gather there isnt much data on them as yet. However I did find articals about them being used with the bypass. They seem to be more productive if fitted at the initial  bypass surgery, than if fitted later at a revision because the person has streached thier pouch. So many people are putting on weight a few years down the track I think the surgoens are looking for ways to inprove long term outcomes.
    They do look like a blue cable tie. My surgeon said  they are only adhaered with 1 stich and just sit there loosly so if you are eating alot they will help prevent streaching. They are not firm around your stomach normally like a band.
    As I said eariler. I cant find any reaserch for use of the mimimiser ring with a sleeve but there are 5 year studies for use with the bypass. Yes we probably are being used as studies for staticial purposes. But that doesnt mean its an  inherently evil thing.
    Yes the jury is still out.
    With all I read on forums about revisions GERD esophagal cancer slips eriosions gallstones and I know not what.
    Minimiser ring or no mimimiser ring.  I'd keep your private health insurance up. 
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  11. Jinie added a post in a topic: Sleevers In Melbourne   

    I had adam skidmore at the victorian Obesity centre. If you go into the face book groups pages you will get alot of responses for options. There are many good  surgeons in Melb. you may want to go with one closer to home. I would ask how many sleeves they have done and what their percentage of leaks have been. thats the most common complication at surgery.Adam has done over 800 sleeves and no leaks. His rooms are in heildburge. I He trained with the famous surgeon in london who did the "Fat Doctor" series .(its on youtube if you havnt seen it)  cant say how much he charges out of pocket as I got a discount being an existing patient. the ph is 9450 6800 if you want to ring the rooms to make enquiries.
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  12. Jinie added a post in a topic: Minimizer Ring for Sleeve   

    I had one placed when I got sleeved. They are placed very loose so no chance of eroding into the stomace. They are there to prevent streatching. Not to give restriction. Any way I have no idea what the long term effects are going to be. But more and more long term surgeries patients  are putting on weight, So I think the surgeons are looking for ways to help prevent it.
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  13. Jinie added a post in a topic: Newbie from Victoria "please help"   

    Hi there Omi78.
    I believe they do public through the Austen and Box hill. expect several years of waitlists though.  Public paients have to jump alot more hurdels than private. You will need to get a referral from your GP to get the ball rolling. 
    If you are able to get the weight off you will feel much less pain. Good luck.
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  14. Jinie added a post in a topic: Lower BMI Sleeve..Surgical Revision After Lapband Eroded   

    I have been sleeved about 8 weeks. Got sleeved at 86 kg (dont know my BMI but Im about 163 cms) have lost about 8kg including 2 weeks opti.  Im about 78 kg now. Though to be honest Im not trying hard. If I made and effort I would be loosing more. Im too lazy to excerise and generly eat a couple of cupcakes or somthing else sweet daily
    I can already eat more variety of foods than I could when my band was tight.  Bread, toast fried egg. Unlike David I was talking a range of oral pills the morning after surgery. Took them slowly the first few days though. My surgeon says ex banders cope with the sleeve well as they are already used to restriction and chewing etc. You will probably be fine and heal quickly. This is what I found.
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  15. Jinie added a post in a topic: Are there many March 2015 Sleevers   

    Im being done 1st april at Linacare in Melbourne.
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