Gastric sleeve

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Teddtlove
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts : 1038
   Posted 10/20/2013 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys, I posted on the CP forum. Barbra said I should talk to you guys especially Butterflake. She said some of you guys had some terrible experiences that almost killed you and one of your old members did pass away. I would like to hear about it if it is not too much trouble. Thanks
30 female. Sherrie, 2007 UC, 5/13 UCTD, 10/13 Fibro, Hypothyroidism, Intercostal Neuralgia, Dysautonomia, Meralgia Paresthetica, Agoraphobia, Bipolar tendencies, Panic disorder, Acid reflux, Lactose intolerance, Eczema, Migraines, Degenerative disk, and Anemia.
Plaquenil, Lialda, Canasa, digestive ad lactose, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Midodrine, VSL 3DS, Rainbow light, Vit D, Humira 12/12

Lynnwood
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 7723
   Posted 10/20/2013 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry, I don't understand what you are asking about. Maybe gastric bypass surgery?

We did have a Lupus member who passed away shortly after having some sort of weight-loss surgery, I don't know which type. While we suspected the surgery was a contributing factor, I believe the ladies husband had an autopsy performed but never posted the final results. The woman had a number of issues beyond Lupus, but obviously was not helped by the surgery.

Butterflake also had a weight-loss surgery, after which she experienced multiple complications. She should be along soon to discuss them herself. Her general health was much better going into the surgery than the health of the woman who passed away.

Some people have had better results, but I would heavily caution against ANY kind of elective surgery if you have an active auto-immune disease. These diseases are not well-understood, and basically we have no idea what might trigger them into a flare.

Hope that helps,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde

Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 10/20/2013 1:58:04 PM (GMT-6)


Teddtlove
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts : 1038
   Posted 10/20/2013 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry did not mean to leave the question out of the post. Silly Lupus / Fibro Fog. Yes I was asking about Weight Loss Surgery. There are several types as I am sure some of you know. I would like experiences from any type but the type I am looking at is the gastric sleeve. Thank you.
30 female. Sherrie, 2007 UC, 5/13 UCTD, 10/13 Fibro, Hypothyroidism, Intercostal Neuralgia, Dysautonomia, Meralgia Paresthetica, Agoraphobia, Bipolar tendencies, Panic disorder, Acid reflux, Lactose intolerance, Eczema, Migraines, Degenerative disk, and Anemia.
Plaquenil, Lialda, Canasa, digestive ad lactose, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Midodrine, VSL 3DS, Rainbow light, Vit D, Humira 12/12

Butterflake
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 1650
   Posted 10/21/2013 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Teddtlove. I attended a seminar for gastric bypass and another for gastric sleeve. My insurance didn't cover gastric sleeve, so I had the bypass. about a month after the surgery, my stomach closed off. To make a very long story short I caught pneumonia, was in a coma for two months, had a pic line put in my arm so I could be fed thru IV and didn't eat in 2011. The docs tried to open my stomach (endoscopy) 13 times that year, but it kept closing. I had my gastric bypass reversed Jan 2012 and have belonged to Weight Watchers ever since.
 
From the gastric sleeve seminar I attended, it seems like it would be easier, but it is still major surgery.  I agree with Lynnwood and caution against any kind of elective surgery. Keep us posted Teddtlove. Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogrens, fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, CNS problems, diastolic heart failure, GERD, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: better living through chemistry

Donna
Sjogren's Moderator

Lynnwood
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 7723
   Posted 10/21/2013 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
If you absolutely are intent on getting a weight-loss surgery, I'd definitely go with something that can be reversed.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:46 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,770 posts in 329,263 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161801 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, kissel123.
317 Guest(s), 4 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Serenity Now, 3timechamp, Pratoman, straydog