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  1. It's unfortunately very, very common that people choose/adopt a post-op lifestyle that is very hard to maintain (or really impossible to maintain?) when "life happens" as so many people put it. It seems that maybe you've fallen into this post-op-gung-ho trap as well as so many people did. Good news is that you can lose regained weight, bad news is that you have to find a lifestyle that you can maintain even in hard times and this might mean experimenting with diet and exercise and asking yourself questions like "How much time can I realistically spend exercising and preparing food per day and per week long term?" and giving yourself honest answers. If you already know what the culprits are you could start with changing one thing and see how far you can come with this. One you feel comfortable with the change and your weight has gone down a bit and you want to lose more, change a second thing, then a third and a fourth etc. until you've either reached your desired goal weight or until you notice "Ok, I can't handle more changes, at least not now".
  2. That's what so many people say. I'm not so sure if that's really the truth behind divorce rates going up after WLS. However, what does this imply? That many marriages started on the wrong foot anyway? Some woman marries a man that she doesn't really want to because she thinks she can get no-one better? Or some man marries a women he doesn't really love? I think this is assuming the worst (I'm not saying that this doesn't exist, I'm 100% sure it does). I personally think that changed behavior or preferences can kill a relationship. Not only a romantic one but also a friendship. Two people no longer compatible.
  3. The Roux limb is longer than in the standard bypass. My AL and BPL are switched around because I had MGB beforehand.
  4. I'm sorry it got worse instead of better. Having a revision takes a lot of courage. However, you're going to make it. I feel better by the day as it seems. Going for a little walk outside today with my husband and dog later.
  5. I went from a MGB to a long-limb RNY and had hiatoplastic again. I can tolerate liquids and purees quite fine. Drinking is no problem. Next Wednesday I'm allowed solids again. Pain is only a bit at the incisions when moving in certain ways but I don't need pain killers. I have a little bit of swelling beneath the wound where the drain was placed. I guess there is a bit of seroma underneath.
  6. Having pain and feeling miserable after eating "real" (I guess you mean solid?) foods is not normal when being 6 months out. Have you contacted your surgeon?
  7. It was definitely nothing in me like this wanting to get out. I'm still not into dressing up, social events etc. - and I admit that it wouldn't feel too good if my husband all of a sudden after being together for over 25 years would have these ideas of going here and there and then somewhere else and let's do this and let's do that and then some more. Nope. Not this woman here. I work a stressful job with having to work nights and weekends. I'm just grateful for a weekend on the couch when I really have a two-day weekend. In the end WLS is a major life event that has the power to change people or rather people's behavior, just like e. g. moving out of your parent's home, entering or leaving the working force, a chronic illness etc. - and when one of these things strike, couples might not be made for each other any more. It's a sad thing, that's right, but that's life.
  8. No, I'm at a normal weight already since a whole while. I wouldn't mind 5 kg or so since I didn't have plastics so far (kind of glad now I was so scared that I didn't) but I won't actively pursue more weight loss. Thanks a lot! This time it feels harder to recovery than before. Not sure why.
  9. At least I don't have to do the full 4 weeks, lol.
  10. Haha, neither alcohol nor coffee (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....) for this time as well.
  11. As everyone can see now I'm back in town. I'm feeling ok considering the type of surgery I got. My immediate recovery was not as speedy as before but I'm on the fifth post-op day today and was allowed home. One more of these awful antibiotic things (I had elevated inflammation parameters on Friday so had to take them) and then it's PPI for 6 months again. Major downsides: 3 weeks of liquids. No sports for 6 weeks, except some walking or light cycling. Oh well...
  12. Thanks a lot. I'm coming out of an awful shift and all I want to do is eat something and then sleep a bit. Tomorrow I'm going in. Hopefully everything goes as planned.
  13. I'm going in on Tuesday. I won't be taking my laptop with me so it'll take a few days before I'll be back online again.
  14. Some of my colleagues already wished me luck because I won't see them anymore on Monday. Feels like... really weird. Dammit, I'm scared but what's one supposed to do? Take meds and hope for the best every year when control gastroscopy is due?
  15. Thanks a lot. Unfortunately my symptoms are getting worse so I opted for revision before it gets really bad.