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I Have Had Gastric Bypass Surgery

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    8 Years Later - I had the surgery april of 2005 and lost 110 pounds. I have gained back 45 and have maintained my present weight. I had a liver abcess 2006 from eating raw oysters...
    pleadies pleadies 56-60, M Sep 2, 2013

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    Question About Medicare And Gastric Bypass -   I'm new to this side of the road, I've contributed a few stories and comments on "I have Spinal Stenosis" but now I have other...
    tpat1515 tpat1515 61-65 Oct 2, 2013

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    I Am Not Sure... -   I realize that this group is "I have HAD Gastric Bypass Surgery"...I am in the process of deciding to have surgery. I am just looking at the posts and to...
    melissablovely melissablovely 41-45, F Aug 9, 2013

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    I Have A Problem Keeping Food Down - I had my gastric bypass surgery in May of 2003 and things went well for the first 18 months. I learned that there were certain foods that I...
    patba patba 56-60, F 7 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    I had my surgery on Dec/5/2011 I lost 183lbs in the first 6 to 8 months. Then I started to maintain my weight. I had been the exact weight for the past year and a half. Now I have...
    tltb310 tltb310 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Greg - I am haveing gastric bypass surgery in 6 day's ive read about one hundred different stories.I hear the extra surgeries,people dieing.dumping but ive still decided to have...
    grcarlisle grcarlisle 51-55 3 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery In 10 Days - Ok so I am scheduled to have my Gastric Bypass surgery on Dec 15th 2011 I am doing my 2 week liquid diet. Day 5 & I am starving. I am trying so...
    hummingbird3039 hummingbird3039 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    "i Finally Did It" - I FINALLY HAD MY GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY ON MAY 19TH OF THIS YEAR!  I WAS SO READY, YET SO SCARED!  IT HAS BEEN 7MNTHS AND TEN DAYS AS OF...
    lessthemess lessthemess 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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    Days After Gastric Bypass - I had Gastric Bypass 11 days ago, and I can not sugar coat this. I have to say it is one of the hardest things I have ever gone through. I am loving the...
    Kara75 Kara75 36-40, F 16 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    Me - my name is emily magee im 22yrs old i had gastric bypass on april 24th 2012. in 3.5 months ive lost over 100lbs witch is great i had to have a scope done cuz i couldnt keep...
    emilymagee emilymagee 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    Help With Extra Skin Problem - Hi, I'm Lisa. I'm 7 yrs out from gastric bypass surgery & I'm 47 yrs old. I lost 230# total. I've maintained my weight loss. BUT, my problem is this...
    hopperandlisa hopperandlisa 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    I had gastric bypass surgery 4 years ago and lost 170 lbs .would do it all again. only one problem I have become an alchohloic! only drank socially before, but in last 15 months...
    bigbob01 bigbob01 56-60, M Mar 13

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    The Gastric Bypass Surgery - Hello people, I am new here and the first thing that I would like to talk about is my weight. I can't leave my home because I'm petrified. I usually...
    IdSayImDirtyDan IdSayImDirtyDan 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2013

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    Had Gastric Bypass Surgery And Feeling Good! - I had my bypass surgery on 5/15/13 the wost pain I have ever felt in my life but the more I got out of bed and walked the better I...
    kat511 kat511 18-21, F 12 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    4 Months In - I had surgey Oct 28 2010..% have lost 156 lbs. I ahd surgery done at Pouder Valley In Ft. Collins Co.They were great. It was harder than I thought to get used to...
    bobbyshay18 bobbyshay18 46-50 4 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    i had bypass surgery and started out at 377lbs on 4/1/13, i have lost 122lbs but have 100lbs to go and am at a STANDSTILL and its freakin me out some.. i DONT want to fail at this...
    txyangel3 txyangel3 41-45, F Feb 2

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    My Sister - Hey,don't really know where to start....you see it's my sister...several years ago she had gastric bypass surgery, all of my family has always sturggled with our weight...
    naypooh naypooh 46-50 5 Responses Oct 28, 2010

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    Effects - Hi my name is kt i had the gastric bypass surgery April 2010 and i wouldnt change it for the world but in the last month i have been passing out going very dizzy and have...
    minder2010 minder2010 22-25 6 Responses Jul 16, 2010

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    Anemia - Hello, I had gastric bypass three years ago. I am seriously iron and B12 anemic. I have a weekly b12 shot and take three iron tabs a day, but still can't get my iron...
    artccc artccc 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    21 Days and Counting................ - I am now 21 days away from my surgery and counting.  I have been on the Optifast liquid diet for 1 week now and am struggling to stomach...
    songstress songstress 31-35 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    Gastric Plication Tomorrow - I know that this is a forum for Gastric bypass, but there isn't one for plication, and I figured-It's all bariatric, right? Tomorrow, I will go to...
    xxkattiaxx xxkattiaxx 26-30 5 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    Bariatric Surgery - If you are considering weight loss surgery in Orange County, it is essential to know the various available Weight Loss Surgery options. We offer the latest in...
    bariatriccarecenter1 bariatriccarecenter1 18-21, M Oct 5, 2013

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    Afraid Of Being A Failure - Had my Gastric Bypass July 8, 2013...as of Sept 12, 2013 I have went from 273 lbs down to 237. With that said I am not feeling like i thought I would...
    joann12 joann12 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    I Had Gastric Bypass Surgery - I have been overweight pretty much all of my life, with my highest weight reaching a whopping 356 pounds.  I thought about and began working...
    melnel25 melnel25 26-30, F 13 Responses Aug 9, 2007

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    Insurance -6 Month Diet Program Questions -   Hi, I am looking into having a gastric bypass. I have made the appointment for the consultation.....I have contacted my...
    4everChanging 4everChanging 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    Hi All, I had my R-N-Y last Tuesday, 3 days ago.other than a little gas pain once in awhile, I'm doing great. Tuesday morning I entered the operating room laying on the table...
    tpat1515 tpat1515 61-65 1 Response Mar 7

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    I Finally Made A Choice And Stuck With It - I am 3 weeks post op, I do not regret the surgery at all, I am so grateful I want to talk to others who understand what im goin thru and...
    Amanda8383 Amanda8383 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    470lbs. and Never Again!!!! - I just had surgery on Feb. 1st, 2008.  It has been going well, but I just am not hungry.  So I am worried that I am doing it wrong.  I...
    mommy34 mommy34 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    May 18th, 2007, at the age of 21, I had the Ruen Y Gastric Bypass surgery. At the beginning of my journey, I weighed in at 507lbs. Although I weighed im at 248lbs 5 years later, I...
    missmotivation missmotivation 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I had surgery 3 years ago and lost 120 pounds and have gained back 50! I really need some help....
    catlove4 catlove4 51-55, F Mar 18

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    4 Weeks Post-op - Hi everyone, I am 4-weeks post-op now. The surgery went fine. I had little pain after the surgery. I had a heart issue on the second day, and I ended up staying 5...
    dragonfly237 dragonfly237 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Update from a few months ago, I was worried about Medicare covering the R-N-Y bypass procedure at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Well, I retired on January 1st of 2014 as planned and...
    tpat1515 tpat1515 61-65 Jan 28

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    Gastric Bypass - Hi my names Gemma and I've had a gastric bypass a week ago and wanted to talk to someone that was going through what I'm going through at the moment :) x
    Gemma1991 Gemma1991 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    Emotional and Exciting - You think about having this surgery, its like forever. I was size 22-24 and weighing 272 lbs, age 33. I went tubing at the resort, with my kids and that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Gastric Bypass-Did I Make The Rite Choice? - I am 3 weeks post op gastric bypass and I am asking myself everyday why did I do this? I just started the soft protein diet so I eat a...
    gwen03220 gwen03220 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    I had gastric bypass in July, 2012, and have lost 110 lbs. I keep losing and now I'm too thin. I struggle with food, especially solids. I'm good with soups. I am concerned that...
    mrslynda99 mrslynda99 66-70, F Dec 6, 2013

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    5 Years Post-Op, 120 Lbs. Gone Forever - This is my first experience and I wanted to share about something that changed my life forever (for the better). :) I had laparoscopic RNY...
    brokenxveritas brokenxveritas 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    No More Insulin, Metformin, Beyetta, Glyburide...YAY! - I had my Roux-en-Y gastric bypass November 2011. It took me 7 mths to follow through with the surgery but I am so glad I...
    Abbycc727 Abbycc727 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    Two Months Since Gastric By Pass 4-26-2012 - I had the gastric so far I feel ok. I always feel like I am doing something wrong that I may mess up my stomach pouch. I am never...
    pjhayes pjhayes 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    Today Is 10/13, Tomorrow Will Be 4 Months Out... - It seems like it was longer than that. It was one of the hardest things I have EVER done in my life.  At the time I was like...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F 20 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    i had a bypass revision on April 2013 and have lost 122lbs with 100 lbs to go and the weight loss has STOPPED.. i am not really eating anymore than i should and i wk out often...
    txyangel3 txyangel3 41-45, F Feb 2

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    I just had my RNY surgery on Jan. 20, 2014. It has been a very difficult week, lots of pain and discomfort. The liquid diet sucks and is very hard for me to get used to. Also it...
    cherryjubilee cherryjubilee 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Changing Things Around - i recently had gastric bypass surgery in may of 2007.  I must say, i was ready for a change.  i started out at 260 lbs, and it is rapidly...
    sleepyirish007 sleepyirish007 21-25, F 3 Responses Jun 13, 2007

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    Puzzled - I had gastric bypass because I am a diabetic.  Since the surgery I have losted weight but very slowly.  My diabetes is still here and it drops quite a...
    WILLIAMS1 WILLIAMS1 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2010

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    Hello, My name is Kimberly Carter I had gastric bypass surgery October 6, 2012. It was the best thing that ever happen to me. I have 3 kids 1 grandson and I recently got...
    kbja1 kbja1 41-45, F Feb 6

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    16 Years Of Throwing Up! - I had Gastric bypass surgery 16 years ago. Yes I lost 200lbs in 8 1/2 months, but my health has slowly gone down hill. 2 months ago, due to my 5th hernia...
    Crystal68 Crystal68 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    Fasting For A Gastric Bypass - While waiting for my surgery tomorrow, I am on a liquid diet. I am so hungry right now I could eat the rear end of a hippo. The liquids just are not...
    rn4u2 rn4u2 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Soda - Has anyone that has had gastric bypass tried to drink soda?? I am craving a soda bad!
    gwen03220 gwen03220 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    I Lost 200lbs After Having Gastric Bypass Surgery - I shared this story with the Weight Loss Surgery group, but I thought it also had a place here.I had my gastric bypass surgery...
    RammiGal RammiGal 41-45 6 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    I had gastric bypass 1 month ago and while i dont regret it it has been a hard transition. I started the process at 305, I got down to 265 through the requirement of losing 10% and...
    Leinaala Leinaala 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Desperate For A Life!!!! - Hi!! My name is dannice7. I had gastric bypass on Sept. 16, 2013. It was totally drama free! I had no pain to speak of, no nausea, nothing! I did have...
    Dannice7 Dannice7 51-55, F Oct 3, 2013

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