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About Readytobeme

  • Birthday 12/02/1962

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    Dr. Eichhorn
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Tracy, you look great! Such an inspiration to the rest of us :)
  2. I was on omeprazole for my first year after surgery. The gerd didn’t start until I stopped the med. it isn’t safe to take ppis long term so I only take as needed until I go back and see my dr on the 16th
  3. I will say that it’s not over until this fat lady sings lol I am still planning to get at least another 30 but hopefully 50 pounds off
  4. I agree. I did know that gerd was a risk with the sleeve. But I asked my dr to help me decide which to do. She said that she wouldn’t recommend one over the other but said that I was a perfect candidate for the sleeve. I had never had gerd before in my life. My first episode was a bad one. I woke up one morning with acid pouring from my mouth and nose. It was extremely painful and I had no clue just how bad it could be. The nurses in my new surgeons office and at the hospital said thAt they see sleeved patients revising to bypass quite often due to gerd. I regret not going for the bypass from the start.
  5. Thank you so much for the response and the encouragement. I had the egd on Tuesday. I was surprised to find out that my pouch is not stretched at all. Not only that my surgeon was very impressed with the surgeon that did my surgery and the quality of how she made my pouch. He did find a hiatal hernia and I had to wear a monitor for 48 hours after he implanted an electrode into my esophagus to monitor the acid levels there. I go back to see my dr and get the results on the 16th. Thanks again for your kind words.
  6. I am still around. Not doing as well as I expected since surgery. I managed to lose 80 pound in the first 6 months. Then we made a long distance move. Next my fil passed away and in February I lost my mom while I was staying with her under hospice home care. My weight loss stopped in September when we moved and I have not managed to get back on track and stay there since then. I have had a few very bad episodes with gerd. I am scheduled to be scoped/biopsy on Tuesday and May end up needing a revision. Thats where I am at. Looks like the rest of you are doing well
  7. There is an app called OfferUp that has worked well for me selling all sorts of things to local people. You may want to check it out
  8. Sorry for the late reply. It does work for any type that I have had. I first tried it when I had to start taking long term pain meds. It worked well.
  9. This is the one and only time that I had any type of experience with reflux. Pretty sure that I brought it on myself by eating too many apple slices with peanut butter right before bed. my pouch was full probably even over full of apples and peanut butter. This did wake me up but it was just before the time that I normally get up in the morning. So it didn’t really happen during the day. Hoping it was a one time thing from making a bad choice.
  10. Thanks, guys. I really don’t think that sucralfate is doing much of anything. I think that mine may be able to be controlled with just the omneprazole as well. Its hard as heck to try and get the sucra in 4 times a day plus the omneprazole twice spacing out between my vitamins and other meds. I will continue on this regimen until I see the dr on the 11th because I truly nevef want to experience a severe attack like that again. I had acid flowing out of my mouth and nose for a good solid hour. Lost my voice and felt horrible the rest of the day. My throat and esophagus hurt so badly that it was painful to even inhale all day long. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
  11. Woohoo!!!! Big congratulations to you!!! I am just over 1 year out from sleeve surgery and remember the excitement of finally getting a date well.
  12. Try getting a ginger root from the store. Slice a piece off when you get nauseous and put it between teeth and gums. It works miracles. Congratulations and good luck!!!
  13. I third the papaya enzyme. Had my doubts at first but, it truly works. Also helps us to absorb nutrients better.
  14. So, I had my first experience ( praying it will be my last) with Gerd this morning. I have read others account at of suffering with it but, I was not prepared for just how bad it really was. I have been through a lot since surgery. I lost two more family members. Including the loss of my mom in February. So I really have not done as well as I had hoped in the beginning. We sold our home thT was close to my mom and moved back to the coast near my son and grandson. I have a new wls dr here that I absolutely love. I feel the same about his staff members that I have dealt with. Anyway, I saw him about a month ago. He asked if I had experienced any gerd since surgery. I told him that I had not because I thought that was the case. I have had a few instances where I woke up with a nasty, acidic type taste in my mouth on several occasions. I also had a dry, hacking type cough that I had contributed to allergies. After the horrible episode this morning I found out that dry, hacking cough is a symptom of gerd. I did call my new dr here and he has put me on sucralfate 4 times per day plus back on omnemprazole 2 times per day. I hope this helps. If I had not had some leftover omneprazole this morning to take, I would have landed in the er. That’s just how bad it was. I am truly hoping that this was just a one time occurrence. If not, I will not hesitate to revise. I actually have more confidence in my current dr than I did my first. I had apple slices with peanut butter right before bed and I feel sure that at least contributed to this episode. I wanted to post the info here in case it may help others on their journey.
  15. I just thought that maybe you knew something that I didn’t. I was wondering if she had scheduled a revision.
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