I Had Gastric Bypass

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 160 People

    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

    I Had Gastric Bypass

    SHELLY08131 SHELLY08131
    26-30, F
    Apr 29, 2010

    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
    18 Responses Mar 15, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2013

    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
    70+, F
    Jul 20, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2011

    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
    6 Responses Jun 27, 2010

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    51-55, F
    Jul 22, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 10, 2011

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

    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


    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
    4 Responses Sep 10, 2012

    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
    1 Response Nov 25, 2011

    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
    1 Response Dec 4, 2012

    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
    4 Responses Mar 15, 2011

    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
    13 Responses May 7, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    recently i had this Gastric Bypass surgery

    and doctors are very good and optimistic they treated me well and now i am fit and fine first i had this surgery in "shri lanka" but it dosent work well after that i visit "india's SPS Hospitals" they are just amazing. their schemes for international patient are just awesome and...
    mohitdayal mohitdayal
    22-25, M
    Nov 16, 2015


    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

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    Mar 25, 2014

    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


    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

    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
    Mar 22, 2012

    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

    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
    5 Responses Sep 29, 2012

    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
    9 Responses May 24, 2012

    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
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2008

    "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

    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
    1 Response Feb 1, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2010

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 8, 2010

    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
    Aug 16, 2013
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