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  3. You should be concentrating on your pre-op diet. Then starting some sort of exercise regime till surgery and after surgery. Remember,, what you do before and after surgery is is key to your success.
  4. I am scheduling my VSG surgery for November. Any advice on what I should do until then? It seems so long from now and I'm anxious to DO something!
  5. If that doesn't help you, The OCC offers a procedure that surgically resizes the pouch. The ObesityControlCenter.com website can give you more details.
  6. Thank you very much! I have not seen anything abt that before. I printed it and will start tomorrow with the soup. It makes sense, too. has anyone tried this? thanks again!!
  7. There are a few of these reset diets out there on the web. For some reason,, I can't get the reset diet loaded on the OCC forum. Just Google "Sleeve Reset" or "Pouch reset" or go to the OCC website/Facebook support groups and search.
  8. I don’t know what that is. Do tell!
  9. I am almost 3 years out and starting to regain too. It is completely emotional eating that I am trying to get under control. The pandemic certainly isn’t helping. I have been to a therapist a while ago to help which only helped a little bit. It is very depressing when it starts to come back. It’s figuring out the triggers that’s the difficult thing to do. It’s the mindless eating. it makes me so mad at me when I get on the scale and the numbers are going in the wrong direction. I try to blame to scale sometimes. :)
  10. Dolittle


    The OCC is also on other social media platforms, like Facebook, contact an OCC coordinator for more info. This Forum is not as active as the Facebook groups.
  11. Sarlharrison


    I was sleeved 8 years ago and looking to be revised to bypass - due to GeRD - I submitted an application to your program but would love any other information or contacts I might could receive regarding my particular situation thanks so much in advance
  12. I can suggest that your husband join the OCC forum and we also have several Facebook support groups. He can sort of stay in the background and observe other OCC patients with their journey and it could make him more on board. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033707290046323/
  13. I am wanting to have surgery so bad and have for a few years but I cannot get my husband on board with the idea.
  14. Have you tried the Sleeve rescue diet? There's also another option, the Sleeve revision surgery that's offered by the OCC.
  15. Did you have your surgery? I’m 8 years out and gaining too. Desperate to get it under control
  16. Did you travel to get the surgery? If so, how far? I’m regaining at 9 years. Depressing.
  17. The OCC has a post op schedule they follow. Your OCC surgery coordinator should be able to answer all your questions. I personally can't answer that question, but I can guess, I''m trying to remember mine, I'm thinking it was 3 days after surgery your on the way home. Call 1-866-893-8005 and talk to an OCC surgery coordinator.
  18. How long in total is a expected stay after sugery??
  19. Don't miss out on OCC Webinars - featuring Dr. Ariel Ortiz and special guests that will help you #stayhealthy as you #stayhome. Hear from the experts on how to stay active, eat right, boost your immune system, get updated on the newest information on bariatric (weight loss) surgery, healthy habits, how to eat to stay well, and not just survive, but learn how to THRIVE! OCC Webinars start at 1pm PST You can register here to get all the updates and links to our new OCC Webinars https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1815857683875/WN_EHadwxekSleEAWeOwHG5vQ Topic #StayHome & #StayHealthy: New Health Webinar Series Description Complimentary educational series on nutrition, exercise, immune boosters, & mental health. FACE MASKS - FLATTENING THE CURVE: Saturday April 4th at 1pm with Dr Ariel Ortiz MENTAL HEALTH: Tuesday April 7th with Dr Robert Cywes EXERCISE: Wednesday April 8th with Dr Ben Bocchicchio OPEN Q&A: Friday April 10th with Dr Ariel Ortiz MENTAL HEALTH: Is weight loss surgery the answer or just the beginning? With world-renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Robert Cywes who focuses heavily on the emotional attachment to food. EXERCISE: From flab to fit to healthy, 15 minutes 2x a week stay-at-home exercise program. Learn how to stay on track with your fitness goals without access to gyms or personal trainers with Dr. Ben Bocchicchio, renowned physical fitness master and best-selling author of 15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben’s SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health. OPEN Q&A: Tune in to ask Dr. Ortiz any and all of your questions! He will be available for up to 1 hour to answer as many questions as possible
  20. Great Live today from International Bariatric Club - featuring the world experts in bariatric surgery (including our own Dr. Ariel Ortiz!) You can watch it again here - at in the last 10 minute so of the video - they discuss how weight loss surgery could be the only way to help those at higher risk due to metabolic disease that bariatric surgery can help resolve so that your risk of COVID-19 is reduced https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiKd5sw0qfI LIVEStream in FB: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalBariatricClub/ and stay tuned to the OCC Facebook page for daily live videos - if you like our page and then turn on notifications for live video's you'll get notified when we are going live. Our OCC Chief Nutritionist, Lucia Chavez, will be live everyday at 11:30, so make sure you like her page and get noficiations as well https://www.facebook.com/OCCMedicalCenter/ we have a lot of great videos on our page as well: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OCCMedicalCenter/videos or check out the OCC Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75WVfuNy6nNUPdt0IPBjKQ If you have any questions our team of Patient Coordinators are always happy to assist. Please call 1-866-376-7849 or email coordinators@obesitycontrolcetner.com
  21. I had a band in Dec and gas pain for 12 days after surgery!!!! still get it whenever I eat too big a bite or dont chew enough but only for about 5 mins but its excruciating all around left shoulder and up my neck. Kind of saw it as a good sign I needed to slow down as was getting complacent. Since 2nd fill beg of March it's been much more constant even overnight or 1st thing in morning. Gotta wrap left arm around right shoulder like a straight jacket to get any relief. Have a massage booked today to see if there's a pocket of gas trapped somewhere but will def think about vitamin and water intake as prob not getting enough of either.
  22. Your recovery is the same as the first time. It is a higher risk surgery but they do a great job as you know. Mine was a 10 year revision and repair. Phil
  23. Hey guys! I am 3 years post op from my sleeve surgery. I originally lost 117 lbs however last year I had a baby and during my pregnancy I gained about 50 lbs. I have been unable to lose it back off. My questions are: Has anyone had the Sleeve Rescue surgery or any type of revision? What was your experience? Wait time? Consultation? Actual surgery? Recovery? Etc. Has anyone else not had it but considering it? If so, what are your thoughts?
  24. Thank you - yes, I drink my calories. I love coke. I hadn't heard of Bariatricpal, so I'll look it up. Thank you.
  25. My sister (who had sx in the states) mentioned gaining about 40 pounds back from her lowest weight, and she is about 5 years out. Honestly, I think a lot of those pounds came back from alcohol. She isn't a big drinker, but those are empty carbs and sugars and even a few drinks every weekend can make a difference. I do believe that in becoming obese, we were "feeding" an emotional void. Just because we lose the excess weight and feel better about ourselves...that doesn't fill that void. I know personally, that seeing a counselor to address eating triggers and stressors, is a MUST for me. The sx will help me lose the weight, but I didn't become obese overnight - it took years of me overeating/eating the wrong things to get like this because of past emotional traumas. I made me obese. So I personally think that expecting to keep the weight off is futile unless I address those issues during and after my weightloss. Just my opinion It sounds like the surgery worked for you, but surgery alone wasn't enough (it isn't for MOST of us!). Instead of beating yourself up, talk to someone. Get on the Bariatricpal forums. You have nothing to be ashamed of - the fact that you want to fix this is already a step in the right direction!
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