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stretch

Discussion in 'WLS Gastric Bypass RNY' started by claudia24, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. claudia24

    claudia24 hoping to be a mummy soon

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    I've read a few ppl sayin they have had a stretch.. wat is it? Xxxx
     
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  2. keeley86

    keeley86 Well-Known Member

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    interesting question i was wondering myself
     
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  3. purplefluffything

    purplefluffything New Member

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    Mr Sufi said bypass maybe sleeve as morphine pump is where main instrument as to be!
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    Mr sufi
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    Addmitted on 7/02/11 bypass or sleeve 8/02/11
    I think it is when a bypass/sleeve patient finds it difficult to eat and need part of their stomach stretch so food can pass through..
    Think that's roughly what it is. I'm sure someone who has had this done will come along and explain better than me..
    Hugs xx
     
  4. madstaffyblonde1

    madstaffyblonde1 http://tickers.wlsurgery.

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    Mr Khan
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    It is where scar tissue gets in the way and makes it difficult to eat, in my case I couldn't keep food or drinks down as soon as they went down I running to the bathroom, I sawmy consultant as an emergency and was told I need a stretch to say I was petrified was a understatement I would have gone through 10 bypasses instead of what I was told would happen. On the day I told them how scared I was and they were fantastic I was given mouth spray to numb my throat and then sedated the next thing I no I was in the recovery bay and from that day to this I have never had a problem again :) they also took pictures whilst I was there so my surgeon could also look at them, which he showed to me which was strange but if anyone needs to have a stretch don't worry it's a walk in the park :)
     
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  5. jaxx

    jaxx New Member

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    18th January 2010
    I had to have 2 stretches but they're over with quickly enough although they were unpleasant.

    Basically the entrance to my pouch was too restrictive thanks to scar tissue and the surgeon uses an endoscope via the throat to stretch the scar tissue with a balloon. It's a day case so you don't need to be in overnight and there's no general anaesthetic so you're awake through the proccedure but you can ask for sedation (it depends on your tollerance for having things down your throat, I know a couple of people here had stretches without sedation but I definitely needed it) and you usually get a numbing throat spray.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  6. Jinjanut

    Jinjanut New Member

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    Hi I had stretch yesterday, can you let me know what you ate after the treatment?
     
  7. madstaffyblonde1

    madstaffyblonde1 http://tickers.wlsurgery.

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    I was told to go back to basics for a few days so soup, fluids and then onto mushy foods
     
  8. Roch

    Roch Shrinking away nicely :)

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    Mr Sufi @ The Whittington
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    March 2nd 2010
    I have had 2 stretches and am very sure i need another one now 13 months post op, for me i had mega pain and serious nausea when i ate or drank, for me i needed a stretch was in a place i think lower to most people my stretch was right at the bottom of my oesophagus next to my bowel where my body had kind of made a second little pouch which had narrowed and caused probs. The first 2 stretches i had with an endoscopy and the last procedure i had under general. The docs do say that sometimes it can take up 2 three stretches till the prob is resolved permanently, for some its on the first time but i am greedy i need all 3 lool x
     
  9. Jinjanut

    Jinjanut New Member

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    I am starving! When can I start on purée?
     
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