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I am sorry that you are having to have a revision. I have not had one but I do know one person in my local support who did and she is now doing great and is at goal weight.
A fistula is not a common side effect of the surgery but it does happen occassionally.
I can and will add you to my prayers as I know this is very stressful and painful for you to be going through. I hope you are focusing on your accomplishments in losing so much weight and not on the little bit of regain which you will start working on today. Then after surgery you will hopefully be back on the losing cycle.
As to regain. Have you read Connie Stapleton's book "Eat It Up!"? if not you may want to read it. It deals with identifying and moving beyond our eating issues to help us be successful after our Gastric Bypass Surgeries (and revision in your case). I am working to find an eating disorders/food addictions counselor for my self as I can see that my eating issues are still there. You may want to do that yourself. If you are not tracking your food and exercise you may want to do that. I know it really helps me to stay on my food plan.
So take it one day at a time, one test at a time, and use the time between now and surgery to look at what caused you to gain. The fistula is a problem but by itself does not cause weight gain. Keep us up to date with how you are doing. I will add your surgery to the surgery list along with a prayer request. I will add the Nov 30 pre-admissions testing too.
Edited by: CINDY-K at: 11/13/2011 (21:15)
Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135
Congrats on your success so far! We will keep you in our prayers as you face the revision surgery. Good luck!
I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better than when I got here.
So sorry that you are going back under the knife, as I have not yet had my WLS, I will definitely be looking up the odds of having Revision Gastric Bypass. Tell me is it because you have lost 200 lbs that the complication occurred? Thats a lot of weight loss and I'm so proud of you; you are an inspiration to me. Prayerfully you be for the better after the Revision and that you'll lose that last 50 lbs. Keep up the good work.
I haven't had any compications with my gastric bypass, but a couple of gals I know did. They had revisions done without incident. My prayers go out to you.
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I hope this is not the wrong place to post--I have been a member for a long time--i just do not post.. I had my RNY on Feb 6,2007 and have lost over 200 lbs--but i developed a Gastric Fistula and am having problems so Dr Strodel in Danville PA is doing a Revision and he is gonna take out the old part of my stomach as this Fistula is connecting from my pouch to my Bypassed part of my stomach and can cause a bad ulcer--he is also gonna do whatever else he has to do in there--so i will continue to lose weight as i have never made it to my goal--I had 250 lbs to lose--but i am so glad for the weight i did lose --but now I have gained over 25 lbs in the past 1 1 /2 yrs and the surgeon says it is due to this Fistula--the food and drinks and air are leaking into the old part of my stomach and I get such bad gas pains and bloating..I have had this fistula for over a yr--but now it is moderate in size and is causing problems so a Revision is necessary//I go for my pre-admissions exam and testing on Nov 30.. I pray that he can bypass more intestine and tighen up my pouch as I am so scared gaining this weight--I used to be in a wheel chair before my surgery--Now i can walk with a cane or rollator--I have many complications due to diabetes and am still on insulin and alot of other meds.. I can use some Prayers also..Thanks.. Had anyone every had a Revision surgery? Has anyone ever had a Gastric Fistula like me? What did they do in your surgery and did u continue to lose weight?? I have a Stress test that my heart Doctor wants me to have this week--H examined me and said my heart sounds good and my EKG is good-But wants to make sure my heart is strong.. God Bless you all and I pray that you all meet all your weight loss goals.. Susie SMith form NE PA..
FROM NE PA