(Closed) Gastric Bypass Surgery

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
24 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I haven’t had the surgery yet but am working towards it.. If all goes well, I will be having it around December this year. 

Post # 4
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

My mom had it about 10 years ago. She went from a size 28 to a size 8, and many of her medical problems disappeared as she lost the weight.  If she exercises more, I bet she could lose another size or two. She’s actually considering surgery to get rid of the extra skin, but I’m not sure if she’ll go through with it.

Post # 5
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had it 9 years ago.  Fiance had it 2 months ago.  My only issues have been nutritional in nature (rather severe) but I went from 270 to 170 at my lowest.

Post # 7
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had it done in Feb. of 2008.  I lost about 126 lbs and have been fluctuating with about 10 lbs or so in the last year.  I too have gone back to my old bad eating habits and fear gaining all the weight back.  My insurance did require me to attend educational classes before getting the surgery…which helped of course but I have not “kept” to all the “rules”.  I am really down on myself for not doing everything I should be doing….like taking my vitamins religiously.  I am now reaping the consequences of that as I have developed iron-deficiency anemia.  I get light headed a lot and have actually fell down quite a few times already from when I have an “episode”.  I also became lactose intolerent.  My favorite thing to drink was milk and I would drink at least 2-3 large glasses every single day.  Now, I have a sip of milk maybe every 3 days because any more than that, and I will most definitely have a “vomit fest”.  I have not drank any soda since then but I most definitely still love drinking alcohol.  I can still eat some sweets but I will ALWAYS take a tiny nibble, then wait.  If it doesn’t make me feel sick in the next 2 min. or so, I will continue to eat BUT the majority of the time, I get sick right away and then dodge to the bathroom to vomit.  This also happens if I eat too much.  I sometimes ask myself if all this is worth having lost all of that weight??….And YES, I really do think so because my weight brought on a lot more awful things than this.  Just the fact that I no longer have to buy ALL my clothes at only 1 store (Lane Bryant), is in itself priceless!

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