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
| current weight: 176.0