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Old 04-25-2008, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Has anyone has a re-do gastro bypass?

My surgery date is May 7th. But, I am getting cold feet. I remember all of the pain and months of not being to keep anything down. I am having at redone because my first operation was 20 years ago and I have almost gained all of my weight back but, 40 lbs. I feel like such a failure.... My staples have all come undone. I need an some new opinions. (besides my family!!) Oh, P.S. I am very anemic and have had to have 2 blood transfusions and many many iron infusions. But, my doctor doesn't seem to think it is too much of a concern to cancel the surgery... Help!!
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the board, thank you for joining us.

There is someone on board who recently had a revision. Her name slips my mind, though.
20 years ago and now, probably the biggest difference is in th esupport system. Also, the surgeons hav more knowledge and experience. Post op support, even 10 years ago, was close to nil. (The number of bariatric surgeries then was under 15,000 a year, as opposed to over 200,000 last year.)

As the number of people who have gone through revisions is not that large, if you are getting cold feet, the best thing to do, is to talk to as many surgeons and the professional support staff as you can.

Do you know what's at the root of your anemia issue? Is it just poor absorption of iron, or lack of VB12, or is it from low ability of your body to produce blood? You may want to have that looked into, if you feel insecure about your surgery.

The key to success is your own determination to get well, so check every nook and cranny, and make sure, even if you are scared and are having rolloer coaster emotions, that you want to get healthy and will work on dotting all the is and crossing all the ts for yourself.

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Old 04-25-2008, 07:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Height:
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Start Weight:
200 lb
Current Weight:
200 lb
Goal Weight:
165 lb
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My wife had a gastic bypass done in 1980 and was revised to a RNY this past summer. From staples coming undone, I'm guessing you may have had a stomach stapling. Surgeries in the 70's and 80's actually did bypass most of the intestines, and left the stomach undone. Of course there have been a variety of these surgeries through the years, and you may have had something in between. I know my wife stopped and ate tacos on her way home from the hospital, as this old surgery did nothing to restrict food intake, only a malabsorptive process for losing weight.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think Dave and Doc just give you some great advice and some good advice.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I am considering a redo? How did yours go? How are you feeling.
There are limited resources in ref to this particular topic,

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Old 05-15-2008, 01:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Start Weight:
206 lb
Current Weight:
180 lb
Goal Weight:
110 lb
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26 lb
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Can't Help You Out Much...
All I Know Is It Is Now So Different Than 20 Years Ago....
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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186 lb
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175 lb
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93 lb
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I have no advice for you, but I did want to say welcome to the boards and good luck on whatever you decide.
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My wife had a RNY revision from a gastric bypass from 1980, and it was her and not I. The majority of her intestinal tract was bypassed in the original surgery and hooked back up in the revision. Her first few weeks were not very pleasant. But neigther was her daily life prior to the revision. Primary problem was getting atrophied intestines to expand to allow flow through them as they had been unused since 1980. She's better now, but still has some days of discomfort. You must have reasons for considering a "redo" but you haven't elaborated on them. DAVE
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