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I Had Gastric Bypass

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    Gastric Done March 6,2012

    Day of my surgery I was 216, today December 4,2012 I am 126, I have some struggles with food still so I keep it on the light side so liquids and soft foods a lot still. The over all experience for my self has been a life changer. July of 2011 I had breast reduction that was the...
    Adrianne042 Adrianne042 41-45 1 Response Dec 4, 2012

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    5/29/12

    I had gastric bypass May 29, 2012. I wasn't able to take any pain medication, so I was in a lot of pain until about 2 weeks ago. Since then I've been feeling great. I am still struggling with getting the protein. I HATE those shakes! I've been adding plain Greek yogurt to...
    jannyjanns jannyjanns 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    I'm In A State Of Regret

    I had gastric bypass surgery 3 days ago and have regreted the decision ever since. I'm having a hard time accepting this permanent change to my body, not to mention all this bloating. I decided to do this surgery to rid my body of diabetes and other conditions but at this time...
    girlygirlgoofy girlygirlgoofy 31-35, F 8 Responses May 24, 2012

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    "to The New Me"

    Hey everyone Im JoJo and Im 26yrs. old I had Gastric Bypass Oct 4, 2010 and I must say that it has been an life changing experience. That has it's up's and down's. Learning to change your old habits and life style is easier said then done. But so far as days and now months go...
    Jo1104 Jo1104 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2010

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    Should I Do It?

    Hi everyone I'm 37, I have too battled all my life with my weight. I lost 8 stone 7 years ago but put 10 back on!! I have lost 2 or 3 stone at a time since and put it back on every time. I have been offered a G/bypass in 6 weeks time I'm such a chocoholic and all my socialising...
    kateigh kateigh 36-40 5 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Almost 2 Weeks Out

    I will be as honest as possible. I had the surgery two weeks ago Monday and have lost 7 lbs. I started at 265. The first day was so hard. It is still hard, but it gets easier every day. I went in knowing it would not be a walk in the park. I could not eat anything at all in the...
    gmgause gmgause 26-30, F Sep 6, 2012

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    Absorbing Vitamins And Minerals After Surgery

    After surgery many people have difficulty absorbing vitamins and minerals and sometimes suffer health issues as a result. I found that a new liquid vitamin is now available and it was created for Gastric Bypass patients. It is made with all natural nanotechnology so it will be...
    Mikemarki2012 Mikemarki2012 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    I Had Gastric Bypass

    May 3, 2010. I'm in one week and still feeling like crap.  Don't understand why I am still having so much pain. Started this journey 5 yrs ago....done tons of research....talked with several doctors. Highest Weight was when 271 Started liquid Diet/protein shakes...
    nickylea75 nickylea75 31-35, F 1 Response May 10, 2010

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    I Had The Surgery In '03; Weight Loss Experience Was Just Fine For About 6 Years.

    Lost plenty, but the trouble was I couldn't eat much w/o needing to throw up. Limited intake in not only quantity but also types of food. Had trouble with meat, veggies, sweets. So I took to 2 things that were easy to digest and I could, I thought eat, without bad consequences...
    kikady kikady 66-70, F Jul 20, 2013

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    I hate how people have this misunderstanding

    about weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery isn’t the easy way out. On the contrary it’s HELL. You are restricted for life to drinking pills (vitamins, iron, etc) medical check ups, blood test, and the list goes on. Not only that but at least the surgery I got had a...
    stephysanrio stephysanrio 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    Gastric Bypass Changed My Life!

    I had surgery 3 years ago and went from 304 to 175! I have had a baby since surgery and that pregnancy was so much easier than my son who I had before surgery! I was terrified but I didn't gain a pound! Besides the baby weight! I was so disgusted with all my extra skin and I can...
    christinaskinnywraps christinaskinnywraps 22-25, F Jun 28, 2013

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    3 Weeks After Gastric Bypass Surgery

    I had it done on June14th 2012. I started on February at 283 Lb. with high colesterol and a fatty liver but was also diagnosed with diabetes on April and was given meds and a meter. Also, I was put on a protein liquid diet 2 weeks prior surgery; as a result, the day of sx my...
    Lecourbe Lecourbe 46-50, M Jul 3, 2012

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    New To This

    I had gastric bypass on september 16th 2009.. I am obviousley new to this and would love to talk to other people who have had this procedure and can give me tips and share stories. I want to make the best of this and be healthy. The first two weeks i was absolutely misserable.. I...
    LI2009 LI2009 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 12, 2009

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    Just The Begining

    hi my name is tay and im 24 years old and i just got my gastric bypass on the 17th and it ha been a hard road so far my  weight was 497 before the surgery and i was 443 the next time i steped on the scale witch was 2weeks later and i tell u i was shocked...
    shannyb26 shannyb26 22-25 Oct 5, 2010

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    My Friend Adam's GB Surgery

    Hey guys, check out my friend Adam.  He had GB back last year, and he lost over 100lbs.  He used some supplements to tone up and tighten up some of the loose skin. He's got this amazing story actually. Check it out here:  Adam's Story <http://blog.lgsciences...
    justinlgsciences justinlgsciences 31-35, M Dec 7, 2010

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    240lb Wt Loss Andme.

    Hi! My name is Becky.In Feb. Of 2010 I had revision surgery of an old gastric bypass surgery that was done in 1980 orignally.In Feb.2010 had revision at Springfield, Il.I was in surgery about 12 hours. The doctor said the old one had been a real mess.I had open procedure both...
    BeckyDavis BeckyDavis 56-60 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    I Am No Longer A Diabetic!

    Hello I am a 44 year old mother of 3 boys born and raised in Harlem. I now live in Waterbury, CT. Just two months ago I had gastric By pass. These last couple of months have been life changing experinces for me and my family. Eight months ago, I was a type 2 diabetic taking...
    pjhayes pjhayes 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    A Month Into Bariatric Surgery

    I am 28 years old.I was 325 I had Gastric Bypass on March 22. Wow what an experience. I wish i would have known what i know now. The first few days was so hard i cried when i smelled food all i could eat was water sugar free jello and popsicles oh it was so hard. I had to...
    bsanchez2 bsanchez2 26-30, F 14 Responses May 7, 2010

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    Hair Loss Since Having Gastric Bypass.. Help?

    I had a gastric bypass 15 months ago. I was previously made aware of the after effects of the operation. One that i suffer with is hair loss. Before the operation i had longish hair and really thick. I knew that after the operation it would become thin but its awfully thin and...
    Jadeesb Jadeesb 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    6 Weeks After Bypass

    .       6  weeks after op,cant keep solid foods down,onlysoftdrink. keep vomiting white frothy liquid.very woried,lost 4stone already. anyone else have this problem.
    fumi fumi 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 28, 2010

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    Weight Is Down But Depression Is Up.

    I had gastric bypass in 2005. I was 265 lbs and within one year down to 145. Now 4 yrs later I am between 115 and 120. I was wondering if anyone who has had this surgery has had any problems with nervous disorders developing. I never had depression or panic attacks before the...
    legallyblond legallyblond 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    My Experience

    December 2005 / December 2010 I had my Gastric By-pass surgery (Roux-en-Y) performed by Gregory Barnes, MD / Baylor Medical Center Southwest Fort Worth, Texas. I've had several complications (Fistulas, Restrictions, Gall Bladder, Potassium Deficiency, Dehydration). I've been...
    jsbailey57 jsbailey57 51-55 1 Response Jan 10, 2011

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    Over 2 Years Down The Road And Feeling Worried...

    Hi, I am a 30 year old female who has lost 50 kgs in weight after both a gastric band and now a gastic bypass operation. I got the band in 2001 and lost 30kgs. The band gave me heart burn problems so they swapped this for a bypass. I never even questioned doing the operation...
    weightedthoughts weightedthoughts 26-30 2 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    I Had Gastric Bypass

    I HAD GASTRIC BYPASS  IN 2007 WITHOUT COMPLICATIONS UNTIL A 1 1/2 YEARS LATER.  THE SYMPTOMS WERE MISDIAGNOSED FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS UNTIL THE SURGEON WHO DID THE SURGERY DID EXPLORATORY SURGERY.
    SHELLY08131 SHELLY08131 26-30, F Apr 29, 2010

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    I'm Only 20 And Decided That I Was Tired Of Being Overweight And Want To Live My Life!

    So I've been fighting my weight all of my life. I have always been overweight and was bullied at a young age. My parents divorced when I was 11 or 12 and that changed a lot of things. My mom taught me to be an emotional eater at a young age and my parents fed me on an adult plate...
    hillariah1892 hillariah1892 18-21, F May 30, 2012

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    Was It The Right Thing To Do? Can't Decide...but I'm Sure It Was

    I had my surgery in Sept 08. I am now down to my "ideal" according to my dietician and dr. I lost fairly quickly and now have baggy knees-so gross to me and baggy upper arms -those are my two worst body parts as far as I'm concerned. I suffered the first few months...
    fillycatz1 fillycatz1 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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    Worried And Unsure

    I had my gastric bypass surgery on May 26th 2010 weighing in at 332 pounds. Being overweight is something I have dealt with all my life from the time I was 5 years old until now at the age of 52. Reading so many success stories makes me feel good about having the surgery. I've...
    mariebutler mariebutler 51-55 7 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    Just Had Gastric Bypass

    I had my gastric bypass April 13 2011 and it had been a week so this is a lllllllll new for me.
    Love2323 Love2323 36-40 Mar 22, 2012

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    7 weeks, 65 lbs and have gone from massive

    doses of u500 concentrated insulin, to no insulin and off most meds. I felt like my body was dieing but now I feel alive and full of hope for the future. Best 22,000 I ever spent lol
    bbgmelonhead bbgmelonhead 46-50, M Mar 25

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    I'm 23 And Want Gastric Bypass But Scared.

    I'm 23 and weigh 340 lbs. I want the Gastric Bypass but I'm so scared :(. I keep thinking what if something goes wrong and I don't make it? Yeah I'm a big girl but I can move around pretty good for someone my size. I never really tried to diet before so not sure if I could lose...
    x3AmandaSmiless x3AmandaSmiless 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11, 2012

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    I Had Gastric Bypass 24th April 2012

    Hi......i thought i would share my story with everyone. I had gastric bypass nearly 3 months ago in India as it was half the price......the surgeon has studied in uk, usa & france and hs performed a variety of wls. I am doing fairly well still prefer to eat semi solid food as...
    Smitty2012 Smitty2012 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    One Week Out From Surgery

    I am so grateful that the operation is behind me, but now I am having a hard time dealing with the pain.  I had a laproscopic surgey with minimal scarring, but when I stand my muscles cramp and I find it hard to walk.  Am looking for compression girdles, hoping they...
    jforbes36 jforbes36 51-55 1 Response Dec 8, 2010

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    Newbie

    Hi everyone I'm Emma, 42 and married. This is my frist time using any type of forum.I was browsing and came across this site and thought I see what it's all about. I had my gastric bypass operation 10 days ago, I miss not being able to chew my food. I'm looking forward to...
    emzie11 emzie11 41-45, F Oct 29, 2012

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    In 1991

    My gastric bypass was done in May of 1991. I was 26 yrs old and 100 pounds over weight. My life has never been the same since that day. Today I am now 49 years old and weight in at 130. It's a hard road to travel and some days I get so up set because I cannt eat Healthy. Cannt...
    Nannymary Nannymary 46-50, F Jul 22, 2013

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    Few Days After Surgery

    Hey so I just got the surgery done on Monday the 21 and I felt great after the first 3 days in the hospital.  Of course there were some pains I couldnt control at first but I was able to get through it with the morphin.  However my problem is now being home.  Im on the liquid...
    keilz21333 keilz21333 22-25 1 Response Nov 25, 2011

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    The Time To Make A Choice...

    Well, I think I have come to the decision to get Gastric Bypass. How did I come to that decision? Well, recently I just started a new job. I am a manager at Fashion Bug. I have only been there 2 weeks so far, and I have met 2 different women who have come in because they have...
    Carolyninthesky Carolyninthesky 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Gastric Bypass... Wait For Day 4!!!!!

    My name is Jessica, im 35 and I started my weight loss journey in January 2013. I started at a whopping 330lbs. Surprisingly enough the only health problems I have are heart burn and bad feet and knees, which apparently surprises everyone because I don't have diabetes, heart...
    Jstrejc Jstrejc 36-40, F 3 Responses May 28, 2013

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    The Incredible Neverending Journey

    I have been overweight my whole life. After several years of research and pondering I finally decided to go with gastric bypass surgery. I was up and down on my weight for years and tried everything from fasting to boot camps. I also have PCOS which is a double edged sword...
    Thopp Thopp 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    My Name Is Ashley I Am 21 Years Old...

    i have been thinking about going for gastic bypass but wanted to talk to some people that have had it and been through it
    ashley120190 ashley120190 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    Had Gastric Bypass April 27th Due To Horrific Reflux From Scleroderma

    I have 8 different auto-immune diseases with the worst one being Systemic Scleroderma. The disease has destroyed my digestive system in that my esophagus has no motility so food doesn't move down. My stomach also has no motility so it doesn't empty. So food would stay in the...
    Knute Knute 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    I'm Depressed = (

                              I'm 31 year's old and a mother of three i was over weight for about half my life i've tryed many ways to try and loss weight but nothingever worked for me so i decided to go through with Gastric Bypass Surgery so it's been about...
    Fallenangel1980NYC Fallenangel1980NYC 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    Living Healthy

    I had gastric bypass March 9 2009. I am very interested in talking with anyone who has had this surgery and managed to do it healthy. There is nothing I want other than my families health than to be healthy and live a great, healthy, active life. I have 3 girls. I have been a...
    cynthia37 cynthia37 36-40 18 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    So... I Had Gastric Bypass Surgery... & Now Life Is Even Better!

    I once weighed 286 pounds and was only 5 foot 4 inches tall. I was an Insulin Dependent Type 2 Diabetic, with an Enlarged Heart, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, and Asthma, along with being Morbidly Obese. My body was struggling...
    GastricBypass10 GastricBypass10 26-30 4 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    Beware

    My wife had this surgery in 2005. She did pretty well for a couple of years, then our world changed. She started having a lot of health issues, but the biggest problem that changed our life was alcohol. My wife was a social drinker up until about two years after the surgery then...
    Tripplejump2012 Tripplejump2012 61-65 4 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    Considering Gastric Bypass.....

    I am considering gastic bypass and one of my major concerns is the excessive skin....I know acouple girls that have had it done and they where girdles and have to fold up their skin and tuck it in. I am just wondering how much different I am really going to look afte,r verus...
    red30roses red30roses 41-45, F Dec 26, 2011

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    Too Much At One Time

    I recently was on the road to setting up for my Gastric Bypass surgery, when the day before surgery I received a call from my surgeon ( whom I had seen that very day) he said the blood work had shown some problems and that surgery was posponed until I had some new blood work done...
    fight2live fight2live 66-70, F Oct 23, 2012

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    I Want to Share My Experience....

    I had gastric bypass surgery in May 2004.  During the next year and a half, I had 4 major bowel obstructions and that's when my surgeon finally decided to do something about it.  He removed 95% of my colon and things were ok for a while.  My weight loss at this...
    quiltygal quiltygal 46-50 3 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    Having Sugery Feb 11!!

    I am so excited and scared at the same time!! Worried about dying and complications.. I am 5'1 and 215 pounds. Can someone please give me so advice.. How long will I be in pain? How bad is the pain? How soon can I go back to work? Thanks. :)
    Barbara144 Barbara144 31-35 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    A few friends and I went out for a meal 3 years ago. One of the guys Steve is a very hard drinker - he drinks practically every day to the point of being drunk. His whole life...
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    Today was probably one of the hardest days of my life. I had to give my 10 month old weenie away & it broke my heart into pieces. I loved him like a mother would love their child...
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    Let me start from the beginning; I was very troubled during my early years. My mom forced me to go to church and she never let me go out. So, whenever I had the chance, I would...
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    I really don't care who reads this, I'm not looking for sympathy of any kind. I just need to tell someone... And maybe some one will take the time to read this. It's not that I don...
    TypoKytty TypoKytty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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