Does anyone know an exact measurement for what size sleeve they received? I believe they refer to it as a bouge. I asked at my appt last week and i was told 36MM so i just wanted to compare and see what others knew.
I had a 36fr (french - the usual measurement for a bougie).
But there really isn't an exact size.
They use the bougie as a guide but some stomachs are longer (or shorter) vertically than others.
The doc will judge to get the right pouch/sleeve size.
I am 9 mo out and can squeeze in 5 oz if it's liquidy food, only 3 of of dense protein.
Best NSV - fitting on a kid's amusement park ride with my 4 yr old grandson!
CFIDS =Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Also dx with post-bariatric reactive hypoglycemia; and chronic gastritis (both sleeve complications). Permanently disabled.
Start weight 335, down to 218, up during gastritis. Have accepted there is no way to lose it with my hypoglycemia. Current weight 260. Currently doing 10 day sleeve reset and determined to get back down to my post surgical weight or close to it.
My doctor used a 40 bougie. This is a question that I didn't ask before the surgery (my mistake).
However, my weight loss rate is fine. I am not a super star in losing weight but I am okay with it.
My Doc uses a 40 and I have no problems. His philosophy is he would rather me be a little more comfortable and loose the wieght a little slower than have problems. I was worried at first because I was eating solids my 2nd week out and my loss was a little slower than most, but its working fine. I'm down 46 pounds in 42 days (14 day pre op & 28 since sleeve) so I am good with it. I can also eat 4 oz. of meat, 1/4 cup starch, 1/4 cup veggies and I am full. I do that 3 times a day with a small snack in between and its still coming off. I just started walking last week and if I get my protien and water in it just falls off. Hope this helps.
Mine was 36 which I think is average. There is really very minimal difference, so I read. Frankly, I'm jealous and I'd love to have a 40! I of course want to lose weight but I want to be able to eat halfway normal too. Oops! Too late now!