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My Gastric ByPass Journey

Feb 16, 2009 - 4 comments

Gastric bypass surgery


gastric bypass

This is a look at my journey, I hope that I can help others the way a really nice lady named Amy helped me.  I don't think I could have made it this far without her support.  I would love to hear from someone whos going to have the surgery or has had it already.  I'm scheduled for February 19, 2009  thats in 3 days.  I'm excited and scared all at the same time.  next time i'll write more on my story, gotta go for now.  

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by mainebird, Apr 05, 2009
I had the surgery two years ago and it was the best thing i have ever done.  how are you feeling? its been a lil while since you had it done.

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by Linda1962, Apr 22, 2009
I'm about to get a consult for a gastric bypass surgery myself.  I'm nervous, but really want to do this.  I just called the dr's office and they told me to download their paperwork for the consultation.  I did that and printed it up.  I even started to fill it out.  

I'm nervous though.  What if I don't like being thinner?  What if I gain all the weight back?  I'm at 209 pounds as of last Friday, the 17th.  I don't think I've been thin since I was about 6 or 7 years old, and I'll be 47 in June.  

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by michimausb, Apr 29, 2009
How tall are you Linda? 209 pounds doesn't seem enough to make you a candidate for this weight loss surgery?! 3 weeks ago I was at 203 pounds. Before my second pregnancy 9 months ago, my usual weight was between 135 and 145. I understand what it feels like at 200+ pounds. I am determined to get back to my ideal weight, but I want to do this without surgery. That's why I joined Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago, and my weight this morning was 189 pounds. I started keeping a food intake diary, counting points, and taking more steps every day. I am not going to the gym I just started moving more.
I know you probably heard this over and over, but you CAN loose these extra pounds with the right diet and exercise. If you do decide to have this surgery done, pick a very good surgeon and make sure you do your research. Good luck, it would be great to hear what you have decided to do.

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by sarahmeloche, Jan 11, 2010
My mother had the gastric bypass surgery about 3 years ago. The operation went horribly wrong and she almost died on the operation table. Fortunately she was able to make it through (barely) and faught for her life. She was in hospital for 3 weeks until she was sent home. Even when she was sent home she was on bed rest with a feeding tube and cathater attatched. When they were finally removed, she'd have a nurse come to the house every day for a few months to change the bandages of the wounds the tubes left on her stomach. My mom developed a large hernia from the operation. Although she got what she wanted and lost over 200 pounds, she is now left looking pregnant with her hernia and is still in and out of hospitals. There are days she cannot keep food down and gets sick. She is on very strong pain medication as perscribed. Just before christmas, she went in the hospital again. She had lost 8 bags worth of blood and doctors say she was half an hour away from cardiac arrest. Now she is back home, but hasnt really left her bed in 3 days she is so ill. I'm only 18, I just want my mom to be healthy. If it wasnt for the gastric bypass surgery she would be perfect health minus obesity. Im scared she is going to die from this surgery. I cant sleep at night because she wanders all night long, and has fainted before. Things always get worse at night, she's had to go by ambulance to the hospital atleast 5 or 6 times since her surgery 3 years ago. She has good days, and bad days. But the bad days are overrunning them all.. I just wish I could get her some help, but i dont kinow what to do.

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