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    Gastric Sleeve Member jessiejess's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Former Rockstar considering revision

    So I was a rockstar according to Tinman. Starting weight in 2013 was 248. By 2015 I was 130. I felt and looked incredible for the first time in my life. Then the regain started. 6 years post surgery and Iím probably back around 200. I donít know for sure because I broke up with my scale a year ago. Too many panic attacks. So now Iím considering a revision to a resleeve or bypass. Iíve done tons of research but I want real people to tell me about real experiences. Please share your revision stories with me. I donít want to make a bad decision.

    Thanks!



    Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.

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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Former Rockstar considering revision

    HI Jessie, I cannot help about the resleeve but I do have some questions for you. I started off at about the same weight as you before my sleeve and am now about what you got down to. I am curious as to how long after did you start to regain weight and do you or did you exercise. I am so scared of gaining weight back, but as you know as time goes by you are able to eat more and yes, bad habits do start to creep back. I do weigh myself twice maybe more everyday , and as soon as i see the scale wonder too far up the scale, i go back to basics. So far that has worked. All the best.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Former Rockstar considering revision

    Would your insurance pay twice? Or would you be self pay twice? Any reason you can't get back to basics and lose again? Best of luck in whatever you decide.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member goestogym's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Former Rockstar considering revision

    Regain is a sad part of this experience-I attend a bariatric support group in my area and watch either people struggle with it, deal with it, or give in to it. I'm fascinated by the show "My 600-pound life" and see so much of myself in the episodes. The sad fact is that the core issues aren't addressed in any surgical procedure. The real reason for weight gain is overeating--and the reason we overeat is psychological. There's no shame in consulting with a counselor in dealing with why
    we eat. It also may be paid for through insurance.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Former Rockstar considering revision

    My maintainance secret is to weigh daily. Even when you know it's gonna suck!! That way you get back on track before it gets too bad.

    I did join Weight Watchers to help with maintenance. I gained some after breaking my neck. (Fine now!). I like the accountability and it works if you do it. Hope you find something that works for you!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Former Rockstar considering revision

    I do agree with sraebaer. I log my food, even when I know I have totally gone off the rails (well, not in too big a way, but enough to move the scales the wrong way). I weigh every day, and sometimes I get on and off several times hoping it was not really that number.

    BUT I also give my self a "drop dead" number. And so far (only 2+ years) when/if the scales says that, I review what I have been eating and doing, and adjust to get back below that. I was self pay, and would be devastated to have spent all that much (we're both retired) and then become unhealthy through my choices.

    YES I struggle with my food relationship more than"normal" people, I think. But I post here often, and read every day. I journal about my 67 years of eating baggage, where I went from 103 to 240 to various in betweens. I still hear my mother saying I was fat, even though I was not.

    It's hard to realize how much "weirdness" got us to the VGS point in life, and we are never going to be perfect.

    But things like family, work, lack of sleep, not enough body movement (whether you yoga, exercise, walk, or chair exercise) can change your weight and your outlook.

    I don't know about revision. I have read about "re set" and Dr. V on YouTube seems to have some very good information; that said, your own physician and your self knowledge are your best tools.

    Do you think if you had another surgery, the other issues are at a place where you can move forward?

    Praying for the best decision and outcome for you!
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00

    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
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    Default Re: Former Rockstar considering revision

    I always say that losing weight is one thing, but maintenance is a totally different animal. Before you try a revision. Have you gone back to basics? Opening up that sleeve bible and going back to the guidelines that we used when we first got sleeved? I am sure that there is still restriction especially if you're eating protein first, then veggies. Like Sharon, I went back to Weight Watchers. I need the accountability. I weigh almost daily so that I can see what "the number" is. I am hoping that you find something that will help you get back on track, if that happens to be a revision, then so be it. Good Luck in whatever you decide.



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