Jailin

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About Jailin

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    NYC

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  • Hospital
    Mt Sinai
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-07
  • Start Weight
    303
  • Current Weight
    230
  • Goal Weight
    169
  • Surgery Type
    Revision

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  1. Update: Saw my original surgeon again. He verified that the hernia is in fact a large one and that my troubles likely stem from that. He did say weight gain is likely cause of hernia, which even if it's something one doesn't want to hear, I rather it be told to me. I had gained about 20 lbs very suddenly and then started having issues and hen gained more weight. I don't know how to put up the photo of last upper gi or I would share. Now to figure out what I want to do. I hate the idea of another surgery. Pretty terrified actually. And as 2 time operated and "failed" patient it's almost certain a third procedure *hes talking about bypass* will be a "failure" as well. I don't consider myself a failure to be honest. I was 303 and I am 230 now. Yes I gained from 175, but I have had a lot of health issues that contributed to it. I worked hard to get to where I was, and I continue to work hard to not continue gaining. It sucks to be referred to as a failed operation. So while my weight isn't ideal I really just want the heartburn to minimize and my food to stop coming up. I don't know what to do.
  2. Pardon typos! when I type from my phone it is bound to happen.
  3. Hi everyone, thanks for your info and input! I am a band to sleeve revision. I have had sleeve 5 years now. I had GERD before sleeve, it remained the same with some bad episodes mixed in here and there for the first 3.5 yrs and then it got really bad where if I miss my meds I can hardly get through day. Otc also do not help at all. I have had no bile coming up, but a few times a week my food comes back up. I was explained that was the hernia sliding up. I have a hard time getting food down unless it's a slider food. It wasn't stresses to me that it could make my heartburn worst, just that it was common to cause it. Wasn't really given the option of another surgery, and regardless I do believe this was the best surgery for me. It's very unfortunate that the heartburn for me is so painful. I can't imagine what those who get it worse go through. Right now my main concerns are figuring out what can be done about my food coming up and if I can calm the heartburn enough to get through the day without pauae. my gi and gp want me off meds as they say it is hard on the bones and will cause problems in the future. I guess it's a concern because I already have some issues with my knee and back.
  4. I understand, thank you! I'm having another surgeon look at it soon. I just don't get the difference in his statement of very small and the gi specialists report of large. My food is constantly coming up :-/
  5. Thank you thank thank you! And yes very clever! lol I'm really upset. The surgeon who reviewed it said I have a very small hernia that needed no further looking at. I was worried because he was not my original surgeon but my doctor wanted me to get a second opinon and look at things because she did not like that my actual surgeon said to just continue taking zantac on top of the prilosec I was prescribed. I was taking up to 3 zantacs and 2 prilosecs a day. I decided to stay in the same hospital to save the work on getting medical records moved and because they have a great rep and surgeons. Unfortunately I think this surgeon did not like that, as he I believe helped train mine. He questioned me every time about it and made it seem like I wanted another surgery. I LOVE my surgeon, he was great, only issue was any follow up with him never lasted 5 minutes and he brushed off the heartburn. I would love not to have surgery again, it took me three years of research and convincing to decide on my first and two years to fight for it to be done and then getting tired of being sick with the band to allow them to do the revision. It really helps to have someone who understands what the medical terms mean!
  6. Thank you ladies for replying. Yes, I had a revision from band to sleeve in 2011. That's what all my medical records show, which as you can see is part of my confusion with the terminology in the findings report. I will be getting the images soon, put in the request as I would like to see them myself and have a second opinion. The surgeon told me it was a very small hernia, but when I requested these files a few months later I see that in the file it is listed as a large hernia. Throughly confused. It does not help that for the last 4 days I have a bothersome pain where my stomach is. I have a colonoscopy tmw to check for other issues as this last year + has not been kind to me. I should also mention the doctor who did my upper GI said my stomach looks in size to that of a normal non WLS patient. I have gone off my strict diet from when I first had surgery, but I have NEVER abused my new stomach, so I can not understand why it would appear normal in size. I also still eat smaller portions and get full. They explained my food constantly coming up can be due to the hernia sliding up, which the surgeon did not explain to me.
  7. *cross posted to revision forum* Curious if anyone is familiar with reading through upper gi results. I got it done over the summer because been having numerous issues and the surgeon was very dismissive. I will be getting a second opinion soon, but first I have some other appts to tend to, starting with a colonoscopy. I pasted it below, if anyone can help me figure out a little more detail on the bold bits I'd appreciate it. I had the band in 09 and was revised in '11. Have been have difficulty with heartburn, weight gain, and discomfort in the stomach for a bit over a year now. Main concern is the heartburn and discomfort. Also, last 4 days have had pain in the area where my stomach is. Just looking for insight on these results as the surgeon said it was a very small hernia, but when I asked for the papers a few months later I see it says large hernia. " Findings: The patient drank barium without difficulty. The distal esophagus appeared normal in caliber without evidence of filling defect or narrowing, or extrinsic compression. There is a large sliding hiatal hernia. There is an irregular appearance of the proximal stomach, including the cardia and lesser curvature. Contrast appears to distend the distal stomach. There is incomplete delineation between the gastric sleeve and the excluded portion of the stomach. Contrast passed promptly through a normal pyloric channel into a non-dilated duodenum. Impression: Status post sleeve gastrectomy with deformity of the proximal stomach as described above, as well as contrast filling the remainder of the stomach. Correlate with surgical history to assess complete vs incomplete sleeve and the approximate size of excised stomach. Large sliding hiatal hernia"
  8. Wondering if you could explain these upper gi findings in more detail. I got it done over the summer because been having numerous issues and the surgeon was very dismissive. He told me I had a very small sliding hiatal hernia. I requested the results as I continue having issues and I wanted my GP to look at it, and I see it says large hernia, rather than just the very small one he mentioned. I'm a bit confused about the findings listed in bold print. Thank you for your help. " Findings: The patient drank barium without difficulty. The distal esophagus appeared normal in caliber without evidence of filling defect or narrowing, or extrinsic compression. There is a large sliding hiatal hernia. There is an irregular appearance of the proximal stomach, including the cardia and lesser curvature. Contrast appears to distend the distal stomach. There is incomplete delineation between the gastric sleeve and the excluded portion of the stomach. Contrast passed promptly through a normal pyloric channel into a non-dilated duodenum. Impression: Status post sleeve gastrectomy with deformity of the proximal stomach as described above, as well as contrast filling the remainder of the stomach. Correlate with surgical history to assess complete vs incomplete sleeve and the approximate size of excised stomach. Large sliding hiatal hernia"
  9. Curious if anyone is familiar with reading through upper gi results. I got it done over the summer because been having numerous issues and the surgeon was very dismissive. I will be getting a second opinion soon, but first I have some other appts to tend to, starting with a colonoscopy. I pasted it below, if anyone can help me figure out a little more detail on the bold bits I'd appreciate it. " Findings: The patient drank barium without difficulty. The distal esophagus appeared normal in caliber without evidence of filling defect or narrowing, or extrinsic compression. There is a large sliding hiatal hernia. There is an irregular appearance of the proximal stomach, including the cardia and lesser curvature. Contrast appears to distend the distal stomach. There is incomplete delineation between the gastric sleeve and the excluded portion of the stomach. Contrast passed promptly through a normal pyloric channel into a non-dilated duodenum. Impression: Status post sleeve gastrectomy with deformity of the proximal stomach as described above, as well as contrast filling the remainder of the stomach. Correlate with surgical history to assess complete vs incomplete sleeve and the approximate size of excised stomach. Large sliding hiatal hernia"