I can't regain with the sleeve. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it wouldn't be possible without serious, even life threatening effects.
As it is now, I lose weight half of the year (about half what I need to lose), then my body gets "stuck" at that weight (about 220 is where it stops) and I plateau. After a month of that, I become so frustrated, I begin to go backwards and here comes the weight again. As it creeps up, so does my depression and then I slack off on exercise and eat more.
Judge me all you want, this is my hell, the same thing I've been dealing with since before puberty.
No, I literally cannot eat the same way I did before the sleeve. And the reason weight loss is SO incredibly rapid is that you lose about half the excess weight in the two weeks before surgery and for about three weeks after - because your stomach has a staple line vertically (and is 80% smaller than it used to be, now about the size of 3/4 of a banana instead of the size of a football).
Ingesting anything more than liquids, extremely mushy purees and other very soft foods (your stomach literally only being able to hold 1/4, then 1/2, then eventually 1 cup of anything at a time without vomiting and severe pain) keeps your calories extremely low, obviously. Therefore a ton of weight is lost. I don't necessarily prefer it to be so fast, but because I do not want to break that staple line and possibly DIE, I will follow my surgeon's orders EXACTLY.
After that weight loss will be at a more normal pace for the next year. The point is, it is highly, highly unlikely I would regain any of it, for once in my fucking life. I would have to eat things like ice cream ten times a day, and I hate sweets anyway, so quite unlikely.
I don't take this lightly, whatsoever.