Episode 119: Bariatric Birdies

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Honeymoon Period, Pre-Op, Reviews

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In this week’s episode of BariatricTV we feature some Drop Zone Freaks who are no longer spectators in life. In the Dumping Ground segment Toni talks about a small side effect of her surgery that’s made her into Barometer Bird. Then, in Altered Reality, we take a look at weight loss surgery for teens. What are your thoughts on it? Finally, we wrap things up in the Freak On segment with a review of Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacements.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Drop Zone segment feature Sean and Jeanine Guilday.
  • Toni makes an observation that after weight loss surgery she’s a Barometer Bird.
  • Toni get’s these little air bubbles that come up from her pouch and make an audible Squeeeeeech!
  • If you are experiencing this after your weight loss surgery please let Toni know.
  • What are your thoughts on weight loss surgery for teens?
  • Most doctors don’t want to perform surgery on teens.
  • Dr. Thomas Inge of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has a few thoughts on weight loss surgery for teens.
  • We do a quick reviews of Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacements.

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6 Responses to “Episode 119: Bariatric Birdies”

  1. Jabba2Halle says:

    Well, at least we know now what it takes to make Toni sing… a little Outkast. :) Hey ya!

  2. T2Nashville says:

    Toni – you are not alone! We recently discussed early post-op “belching” in the VSG forum (Jabba2Halle is experiencing it now), and Jen & I both commented that we had done that, too. It’s lessened now at 2.5 years out, but I still have those air bubbles – and not always at night! I just figure my sleeve is trying to make more room for food and getting rid of any excess room in there.

  3. haven’t noticed the “bubbles” per se… but I do tend to “gurgle” quite often.

  4. Jen (gum2bear) says:

    I think that the noise that my pouch makes when I lay down at night qualifies as a barometer bird noise!!!

    Jen

  5. I get those gurgles/bubbles when I lay down at night as well. Hadn’t given them much thought since they don’t really keep me up or bother me in any other way. Just another unique “Freak” quality I guess.

  6. Thanks guys… I no longer feel alone in my freaky barometer birdness.

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