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did any get complications after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy ?

By Anonymous July 5, 2009 - 4:26am
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my husband did laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and suffer from numbness in the right thigh all the way to the front pelvis he can walk and urinate but he cant feel the skin its very difficult situation he does not feel any thing during sex and this is devastating please tell me is this temporary , and i wuld like to know did any get gastric leak after one month or later after the surgery and way?
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Still vomiting after a year and a half? See the surgeon /physician asap first of all! My only effect is a lower tolerance to carbs, it is also necessary to eat small main meals or the mechanics will cause vomiting - 2 into 1 won't go! If you're hungry, have more but smaller meals! And take multivitamins daily. I'm the guy from the op at Galway above btw. A little - stress little - after meal exercise helps. Go easy as often the system requires your circulation of blood to divert and assist in the digestion process and if you stand up too suddenly after a meal, you could faint! Documented! Hasn't happened me as I sit for a while after my meals. Good luck! I would recommend it to anyone. Lost approaching half of my original body weight in 2 and a quarter years so far. Would do it again tomorrow!

August 28, 2011 - 1:14pm
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August 28, 2011 - 1:00pm
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I'm the ANON who wrote back in October 2009, August & December 2010 (whatever, right?!) and although this thread is old, I have to say there were so few forums that this discussion was taking place in so 1) it is great to see comments added; and 2) it is great to see that more people are learning about this procedure. When I had mine just about 2 yrs ago I was 100 lbs heavier (I'm at 198 lbs, yes exactly, for 9 months now - adding more cardio :) and my quality of life was ruining my health. No one knew what I was talking about when I said 'sleeve gastrectomy' and most assumed it was lap band. I know several acquantainces that took that route or bypass and not one has been complication-free or as successful as I have 2 yrs later. I thank God for every day I have and hope that those that are morbidly obese and considering this procedure are as fortunate as I have been. Thanks for all of the comments posted over the last two years.

August 23, 2011 - 8:28pm
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I had my sleeve gastrectomy on August 9th and so far I feel wonderful, no pain, I had almost no pain even the day of surgery. I am able to eat a stage 11 soft diet with no complications. I am actually wondering if there is something wrong since I am not experiencing any after effects from my surgery. I have lost 5 lbs and feel like my surgery has been well worth it. I pray things continue to go as well as they have so far.

August 22, 2011 - 12:24pm
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Having lost 200 pounds in 2 years I would highly recommend this precedure. I had the paraesthesia in the right leg as described, but from a previous operation to repair a fistula. The sleeve gastrectomy aggravated it, but after two years function and feeling are about 95 - 98%. I had a permanent mat repair to close up at the time due to an incisional hernia from the first surgery. I am due for plastics to tidy up loose skin etc. I also had a seroma at 6 months. A huge pot belly was replaced slowly as I lost weight with two gallons of serum! Due to a small skin infection I popped and drained in the emergency room in about 20 minutes! Hell of a way to lose about 20 pounds at a stroke! Still, couldn't recommend this highly enough. I now no longer have diabetes, no longer am sleep apnoeic, no longer have N.A.S.H., and I'm as happy as a clam! I also remarried and I'd recommend that too! Operation was done in Galway, Ireland through their obesity clinic.

June 23, 2011 - 1:22pm
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Hi... I am planning to undergo sleeve surgery next month. I am 27, 5ft 3 in, weighing 215 lbs... I would like some feedback, PLEASE... Right after surgery, How was the pain???

March 12, 2011 - 1:02pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I had my sleeve two weeks ago and had no pain at all. I can only say as long as you have a positive additude going in you will find it is well worth it. Good luck and enjoy your new great health.

August 24, 2011 - 7:00pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon
I hope some of our readers can give you some input here but since this thread has been inactive for a while, you may want to start your own ASK so that your question will be seen by more women and you'll have a better shot at gaining insight from their own experiences.

Thanks and best of luck next month - we'd love to hear an update from you!

March 14, 2011 - 11:46am
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I have enjoyed reading what every one has wrote I am THINKING of doing the sleeve but I need to know the pro and cons I am at 250 and 5`7 and 41 years old. I need to lose 80-90 pounds. I have a hard time at work due to the type of job I am very active at work and kinda new there. I am not able to get into places to do my job I have to ask a co-worker to do for me I just cant fit in the tight spots. I have done diet and exercise and lost 30 pounds but put on 35. My niece had posted a picture with me in it and didn't realize I was that fat. I got depressed and gained another 5 pounds in couple of weeks. I want to do it but scared at same time. But also dont know if I want the sleeve or the ban

December 1, 2010 - 9:45pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Anon - there are a lot of variables not mentioned in your post that you and a well-qualified surgeon should discuss. I have been posting on this particular post for about a year about my experience (100 lbs 15 mos later). I had no co-morbidities, etc but was 300 lbs 5'5" 50 BMI.
There are typically support group meetings monthly if not more frequently at the larger hospitals performing the procedures for you to learn more also.
That being said, I am always happy to answer any questions regarding my procedure (sleeve gastrectomy) because I have been fortunate enough to have had an ideal experience but there are other outcomes which you may have read above.
Good luck with whatever road you choose to better health!

December 4, 2010 - 12:31am
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