Almost 8 years post op....

Discussion in 'Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy' started by Rhondajs, Oct 26, 2016.

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  1. Rhondajs

    Rhondajs Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone!

    I am new here and want to introduce myself. I had a vsg in 2009 and lost 114lbs. I went from a bmi of 36 to 22 and I thought I had finally beat obesity.

    over the last 7+ years I've moved all over the country for work, ran 7 half marathons and a full marathon, bought a house by myself, developed fibromyalgia, and became a crippling insomniac do to shift work. The weight crept on slowly. I had to eat more carbs to fuel my marathon training in 2012 and it never fell off. I still eat clean (maintain a strict gluten free lifestyle) and I'm still more active than most people.

    I feel like I woke up one day with a bmi of 35 and had no idea how I ended up in this fat suit. I am embarrassed to say that I failed.

    So im considering a revision to a duodenal switch. However, I have a bmi of 35 with pcos, depression and insomnia. Any lightweights have issues with getting your ds covered by insurance? I have harvard pilgrim insurance.

    I also was told by an obesity specialist that because I was so successful with my sleeve initially that if I had gastric bypass I likely would only lose 20-30 lbs. why would I go through all the pain of another surgery just to lost 30 lbs? How would my body react to a ds then?

    anyone else have a similar story? Any advice of words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated!

    thanks for reading!
  2. southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

    Closing this one since it's the same as the other one.
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