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August 14, 2012 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm in reply to: SLEEVE SURGERY #919798
For those people who have had the sleeve gastrectomy, how much weight did you have to lose? How much have you lost so far–in what length of time? How much down time was there when you had the surgery? Is your mind and your stomach full/satisfied with the lesser amount of food intake? Or are you limited in the amount you can comfortably consume only to want to be eating more? – 2 Cents
I dont know if this topic is relevant anymore – but Im down about 85 lbs in 9 months (probably could be more if I worked out more). Most of the time I’m not terribly hungry at all- but when I am I try to be careful what I eat. Getting enough protein in the diet is paramount. I also try to avoid simple carbs as much as possible.
I agree with the person who brought up acid reflux or GERD in regard to the band. This is one of the reasons my doctor strongly urged me not to do the banding as I had a history of GERD.
As far as Gastric Plication (which is somewhat similar to the sleeve but they fold the stomach instead of removing part of it) is still in the trial stages in the US.August 14, 2012 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm in reply to: Toenail Fungus #891925
Go to a Podiatrist and get Lamasil (pill). It’s a long process but it works. One must get regular blood test to check the liver. You can also have the toenail removed but that is much more drastic. Topical creams don’t work if the fungus is under the nail.
If you dont address it can spread to other toes and other people.June 12, 2012 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm in reply to: SLEEVE SURGERY #919786
They remove a portion of the stomach. The portion which is removed has the ability to stretch and what’s left looks similar to a sleeve rather than a football. Moreover, various peptides and hormones such as Ghrelin (which tells the brain that you’re hungry) are produced in the part of the stomach that is removed. Aside from not having nearly as much room for food as before, you’re brain is no longer tricked into thinking that it still hungry even after one has eating more than enough food. If you’ve ever seen guys chow down a 2 lb plate of chulent on a Thursday night – you’ll understand.June 11, 2012 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm in reply to: SLEEVE SURGERY #919784
I had it done. Hey Bored, STOP slacking off. Seriously, it is a very viable option over bypass and lap band