I researched the surgeon befor having surgery and travelled 10hours to use his practice and paid a lot more than the local surgeon as I was told he was great. Since asking some questions on their Facebook page though I have had atleast 7pther patients of his contact me to say I'm not alone and that they have had the same problems :-(
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19-01-2013 09:35 #81
Weight loss surgery chat
19-01-2013 21:05 #82
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Wow that sounds awful!
He must be doing something weird to have numerous patients not feeling the results. I mean, I can have more now than I could in the beginning but like, a sausage sizzle is about the most I could fit in... On a good day (for a meal, not the entire day lol). Or you know, I might struggle to get through a whole pear.
Have you spoken to him about it not working for you?
19-01-2013 21:28 #83
Weight loss surgery chat
He is no longer the surgeon at his practice, I could easily have 2 sausage sizzles and not feel over full, I had toast for breakfast for the first time the other day in a long time and I had 4 pieces and still could have had more
19-01-2013 21:43 #84
Ok the first thing I would do is 2 weeks on opti to re-shrink to what you had just after the op. It really works. Next I would contact a new surgeon and get assessed, to exactly what he has done. You can get your sleeve re-done. I would do that before you consider by pass. How many appointment after the op did you have? and what did he say about the small loss.
I saw mine every few months for 2 years.
19-01-2013 21:53 #85
I forgot your pregnant I had very lottle restriction when I was pregnant. The hormones cause your your muscles to relax and it seems to relax you stomach too. Don't stress until a few weeks after bub is born,
19-01-2013 23:05 #86
Sleeve was my first port of call, and luckily it's been fabulous for me, but I do know a few who've had a band first and gone on to have a sleeve instead. I think loss may be slower if you're an ex-bander... that seems to be what these guys are telling me anyway. Their losses are still significant though, and so far they're singing the praises of the sleeve compared to the band... I think a lot of them found life fairly restrictive on the band. It's true that initially post-op sleeve you can't eat much, and you'll never be able to eat MUCH, but usually you can still eat a wide variety of foods... so it's not too difficult to feed yourself when you're somewhere other than home (you just have to get used to wasting food... which is really weird for me. I used to clear my plate - I would look at it and think, "I spend X amount on this! I'm not wasting it!" Now I'm always wasting food... or having the same meal for a few days due to leftovers. lol).
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28-01-2013 21:51 #87
Im booked in for a Lap Band on the 15th of March.
Excited to say the least!
29-01-2013 09:31 #88
Good luck HCC! I hope it gives you the result you're after!
29-01-2013 09:36 #89
Every second is filled with Lap Band thoughts, i have a friend who is getting her does at the same time but different clinic. So i think that will give us both a bigger chance of success.
Can i ask what made you choose the sleeve over the band?
29-01-2013 10:38 #90
Well I hope it goes well for you both! It'll be good having someone close to you going through the same thing at the same time!
To choose between the band and sleeve, I read stories from people who'd been through it. Of course I looked at pros and cons and medically relevant stuff too... but for me, the people who lived with both had much more useful info to offer than statistics did! I wanted to know what life with a band or sleeve was like... and which I would be happier with myself.
Reading forums, blogs, etc... the sleeve was the more appealing option for me by a long shot. The fact that's it permanent wasn't a problem for me... I didn't really care either way, as I wanted weight loss to permanent so wasn't too concerned with that aspect. Some sleevers don't like the idea of something foreign in their body either, so don't get a band for that reason...
But I also had some people I met from here... some who had the band, some who'd had the sleeve, who I could ask direct questions to as well... it just seemed that overall, the sleevers found their WLS less bothersome... and easily to live with long-term. I also felt that the weight loss results were a bit better with the sleeve... so that's what I chose.
Lol. It's so hard to word this, because I want you to be happy with your choice and not put off by anything I might say in regards to my reasons for not choosing a band! Basically, you have to be happy with your own choice though... and everyone will look at the evidence differently I suppose. Just for me, the sleeve was the clear winner.
I never really considered bypass, and my surgeon said he wouldn't have considered it for me either... so it was always just between band and sleeve for me anyway.
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