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 Posted 7/26/2013 4:33:07 PM
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It has been a while since I have been on here. I am closing in on my 5 year anniversary and really struggling. I lost 112 lbs total but in the last two years it has been slowly creeping back. I have put back on about 40lbs and I can't seem to loose any. I just recently had hip surgery after dealing with pain for a few years. The surgery was not helpful and I still have pain and I am limited with the exercise I can do. I need my hips replaced but because I am too young they are delaying it. The whole process with that has been frustrating and with the pain walking has been hard. 

I feel like I have been able to eat closer to a normal portion again. I make good choices I eat a lot of fruit/veggies and try to avoid processed foods. I don't tolerate sugars well which is good and I don't really have a taste for overly sweet things anymore either. 

I have been reading about revision surgery and was wondering if that might help me get back on track. Has anyone had any experience with this or can give me any suggestions?  
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 Posted 7/30/2013 11:07:13 AM
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I can hear the frustration that you are feeling, Tellis.  I am sorry but I do not know anything about revisions.  Call Dr. Holland and discuss this with him.

NADIA - RNY WITH DR.HOLLAND ON JUNE 30,2009
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 Posted 7/31/2013 3:20:00 AM
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Tellis, I don't know anything about revision surgery either but have you tried swimming or any type of water exercise?  That will help with the resistance but also keep the damage to the joints to a minimum.  I'm not sure a 40 pound gain would be something you want revision surgery for but I can certainly understand your frustration.

Do you have a place where you can swim, local YM/WCA or school that offers swimming activities?  I am a proponent of exercise but with being limited swimming is a very good alternative when walking/running or the like cannot be done.

Wishing you luck.


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Marcey is right about water exercises.  Maybe water aerobics will work for you.  Be positive.  A solution is around the corner.

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 Posted 9/6/2013 1:41:03 AM
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Hi everyone Chris here. Its been a long time since I visited the site. I seem to be having the same old problems that I had since I got the by pass. I feel nauseated, sick, and just not right. Can't explain it any other way. Help Please. I'm just about 2 years out. Lost 159 lbs. Yes that's great, but feeling sick all the time is not. Any suggestions. Calling the office is not the way to go. I feel that they did their part and are more interested in getting the next group in to do surgery instead of the people that went through it. Any suggestions would help. Thanks.

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Hi Chris. 

2 years and 159 pounds off is great!  You need to figure out why you are nauseous and have the other digestion problems.  I do not know you, but I know that the bariatric staff is caring if you make an appointment and be checked out for the continual problem.

Anyway, here is a checklist.  Hopefully you do all of these things correctly.

____Follow the 30-60 rule about not eating and drinking at the same time.

____Not eating fatty foods, sugar, carbs or eating more than 1 cup of food per meal

____Hopefully you do not drink carbonated drinks or alcohol or smoke

____Hopefully you exercise daily until you sweat.

____Eat slowly.  A cup of food should last 20 minutes.

____Sip your water. Do not gulp it.

____Are you taking any medications that may cause side effects?

____Maybe it is the combination of foods that makes you nauseous.

____Maybe you have a stricture and that needs to be evaluated medically

Do not give up on the bariatric team.  Dr. Holland is a very caring surgeon and the best in his field.  It is our responsibility as patients to pursue our medical care and follow ups. 

Good luck.  Take your health into your own hands.  Be well.


NADIA - RNY WITH DR.HOLLAND ON JUNE 30,2009
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Thanks I do follow all the rules. Its just that when I call the staff seem like its not important. Or that I'm making a big deal out of nothing. Its frustrating. Thanks for the suggestions. Chris

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Chris, I do not think that you are making a big deal out of nothing.  You feel what you feel and you should probably be checked to make that nothing is wrong inside: no strictures or no ulcers or leakages or anything else because you should not be feeling sick 2 yrs. after this great surgery. 

 I am 4 yrs post op and I feel great everyday.  Once in a while I get depressed but it is hormonal and part of the side effects of the bariatric surgery...mood swings.

Who was your surgeon?  Why not make an appt. with the surgeon instead of the bariatric staff? 

You should not be feeling sick every time you eat.

Get well.


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 Posted 9/7/2013 2:59:09 AM
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Hi Nadia, Thanks for listening. I'm going to my PCP on Monday then I'll Follow up with Dr. Holland. Its  nice to talk to someone about this. A friend of mine had her surgery with Dr. Holland also and has no problems. I follow the rules to a T. See eats and drinks at the same time, eats whatever she wants and is still losing weight. I stabilized and that's ok. Its just frustrating to feel sick. Thanks again. Chris

CHRIS   Surgeries with Dr. Holland 12/28/2010 rny, gall bladder, EDG      

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Chris, How long has it been since your friend had her surgery?

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