Although I am here at the conference as a non-professional, there are countless educational sessions going on this week for the professionals. (This is why they come.) As much as I would love to have learned about many things discussed here - there is a trickle down effect.
And, yesterday there was one. Dr. Garth Davis had attended a session regarding hypoglycemia after roux en y gastric bypass and revision surgery. He shared with me that there is much promise for gastric sleeve surgery as an option in slowing and reversing reactive hypoglycemia. This would mean a revision, but not a "reversal." I would lose the malabsorption of the RNY but regain the stoma and keep a small capacity.
Remember, I ASKED my surgeon to revise me. He said no. Now, to be fair, I believe I asked for a DS, because I thought that would help me. And, then I asked for anything that would help.
Revising to gastric sleeve, has a chance at helping stop whatever is triggering my seizures. Again, I have no evidence that my seizures are AT ALL RELATED. But, if I keep my blood sugar STABLE, perhaps my seizure threshold wouldn't be so low. And, if it STOPS THEM? Perhaps it will keep the scalpel out of my BRAIN.
Dr. G offered to do the revision. I am going to give it serious consideration.