I Have Had Gastric Bypass Surgery

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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 I am not sitting at 240. In all honesty I dont actually see any difference in myself. Yes my clothes are lose and while i recognize...
    Leinaala Leinaala
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014


    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 levels up. Has anyone dealt with this? If so, what was your solution?
    artccc artccc
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

    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, well she got to the point of looking sickly and so i told her so , long story short, she said that she...
    naypooh naypooh
    5 Responses Oct 28, 2010

    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, I saught out help from dshs to get it looked at. With no medical insurance for 7 years, I didnt know how bad off I was. After...
    Crystal68 Crystal68
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 31, 2012


    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 bit.  I have to eat every 2 1/2 to 3 hours just to keep it up. Needless to say I hate to eat now. I...
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2010

    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 decreasing.
    sleepyirish007 sleepyirish007
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2007


    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 very bad shakes i also wake up every morning very weak light headed and with the shakes again i have spoke to...
    minder2010 minder2010
    6 Responses Jul 16, 2010

    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 some gas pain but nothing that couldn't be handled. At my heaviest I weighed over 380 lbs. And at 5'1", that is VERY unhealthy...
    Dannice7 Dannice7
    56-60, F
    Oct 3, 2013

    Musings About My Surgery and the Aftermath

    I had the surgery in 2006. I did it so that I could have a new life which I do. My husband died in 2003 and I was alone and knew I could not waste the rest of my life like I was.  It changed my life in many ways, all for the better.  I am able to do so many things...
    Izabella Izabella
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2008

    I had surgery 3 years ago

    and lost 120 pounds and have gained back 50! I really need some help....
    catlove4 catlove4
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2014

    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 weight loss ( 18lbs down), but all the other changes are sometimes to much. I would still say this is the greatest tool I have...
    Kara75 Kara75
    36-40, F
    19 Responses Jun 14, 2011

    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 eating this way.I have a severe lower back problem too.I am very happy I did it
    bobbyshay18 bobbyshay18
    5 Responses Feb 26, 2011

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2013

    I had sleeve surgery last year

    and have lost over 100 lbs :)
    deanslave666 deanslave666
    36-40, F
    Nov 18, 2014

    Hi all. I originally had the gastric sleeve

    but converted to gastric bypass on 17 November 2014. I live in Sydney, Australia and do not know anyone who has had this done. I am looking for some guidance and help etc in regards to diet, fluids etc. Any help would be awesome. thanks in advance
    Shazza49oz Shazza49oz
    Nov 30, 2014

    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.. i dont OVER EAT and wk out OFTEN...so FRUSTRATED to say the least.. anyone else have this happen?
    txyangel3 txyangel3
    46-50, F
    Feb 2, 2014


    Has anyone that has had gastric bypass tried to drink soda?? I am craving a soda bad!
    gwen03220 gwen03220
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2013

    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 insurance company and my insurance company will pay for the surgery only after a 6 month physician documented diet program... The thing I am worried...
    4everChanging 4everChanging
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Sep 23, 2009

    May 2003 400 Pounds

    Hello, if anyone out there has wondered what it would be like to have gastric bypass surgery it wasn't me in 2002. I was on a cruise ship heading for the Panama Canal and this girl, Mindy, started talking to me about GBS. Well, one year later I was undergoing GBS myself at...
    whobbcknows whobbcknows
    36-40, F
    12 Responses Jun 6, 2007

    I am seriously considering this,

    going to talk to my primary doctor and see about starting the process to get this.. I've been reading many of the stories here and have a few questions.. After surgery, how much weight do you lose during recovery? If you don't walk everyday or at least once a week do you really...
    freeebird freeebird
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 21, 2014

    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 bariatric surgery procedures at our Bariatric Care Center California.
    bariatriccarecenter1 bariatriccarecenter1
    22-25, M
    Oct 5, 2013

    i had the GBS on 09/04/14,

    I am now on my third week after surgery... I am now on 2 weeks of purified foods. I did take a challenge and I ate solid food 1/2 cup of roasted potatos, 1/2 spinach salad and 1 piece of boneless lemon pepper chicken and it felt good to eat it. But since my surgery i have been...
    normiee65 normiee65
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2014

    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 days in the hospital. I am doing ok now. The first time they brought the liquid diet in, I thought that the sugar...
    dragonfly237 dragonfly237
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

    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 married August 24 2013. I have always been a very confident person up front and never showed anyone how i really suffered from depression by...
    kbja1 kbja1
    46-50, F
    Feb 6, 2014

    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 have and still am going thru some really tough issues. I am constantly sick ( nausea, vomiting, severe abdominal pain, depression...
    missmotivation missmotivation
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

    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 , WHAT can I do to jumop start the weight loss again.. is this type of plateu normal, habvent lost more than 5lbs in 2 months ;(
    txyangel3 txyangel3
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2014

    Went to An Information Seminar

    I just got back from an informative seminar about GB/Lap-band surgery. I certainly was impressed by the benefits and potential results of it, they even had a few people there that had had it and I was impressed by them as well.   My mother definitely wants to do it, not...
    maikeru maikeru
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 6, 2008

    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 by now..I'm still tired, still have back pain, still can't stand up right, still using a walker and it seems like food has me...
    joann12 joann12
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

    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 I am starving to death. What can I do to put some weight on? I have no stricture. I did have an ulcer but that has healed...
    mrslynda99 mrslynda99
    70+, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2013

    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, my husband left me for a younger woman, and I found a boyfriend that I fell in love with, from my hometown in July, that is having...
    hopperandlisa hopperandlisa
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

    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 could not eat like those with high sugar content that gave me "dumping" syndrome, other than that I could eat all the foods that I enjoyed...
    patba patba
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Apr 3, 2011

    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 looking at the ceiling, the next thing I knew I was in recovery feeling pretty awful. Then I was in my room with my wife. A couple of hours...
    tpat1515 tpat1515
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

    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 Gastric Bypass surgery on 6/25/08, a little over 5 years ago. I started at 243 lbs. (heaviest being 247) and I'm down 120 lbs. as of now. I...
    brokenxveritas brokenxveritas
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 20, 2013

    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 towards obtaining gastric bypass surgery about a year and a half ago.  I was scheduled a few days ago, August 6th, 2007.  I...
    melnel25 melnel25
    26-30, F
    14 Responses Aug 9, 2007

    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 WTF did I just do?!  It was so hard, but now looking back, I am so happy I did!  I have lost 83 pounds!  I feel awesome!  Not only about the way I...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87
    22-25, F
    19 Responses Oct 13, 2012

    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 "issues". I have been dealing with my weight as long as I can remember and kept it under control for much of my life. Now I have had 4 spinal...
    tpat1515 tpat1515
    Oct 2, 2013

    I'm considering getting the gastric sleeve

    but an petrified about the actual surgery
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2014

    Would Do It Again!

    I had GBS in Jan of 2007. I've lost 113 pounds so far and counting! I love the feel of the 'new me' and can't wait to get to my goal. I would encourage anyone to research first but I would recommend it to anyone that has struggled with weight all their lives like I have.
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74
    41-45, F
    19 Responses Jun 29, 2007

    "i Finally Did It"

    lessthemess lessthemess
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Dec 29, 2009

    Struggling: Bypass Vs. Food

    My name is Katie, 28 Ny. I am a single mom of a wonderful 4 year old little boy. I had gastric bypass 6-27-2012. Its only been 3 weeks and 3 days, but I am struggling with following my food plan. I have to prepair meals for my son, and doing so i am taking bites of his food. It...
    katielpnmom katielpnmom
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2012

    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 get gastric plication. It is essentially "stomach origami" where the doctor turns your stomach into a tube like the Realize band...
    xxkattiaxx xxkattiaxx
    4 Responses Apr 2, 2012

    I had gastric bypass on 7/13/15.

    Surgically the procedure went well. Everything healed really fast and the pain went away within 2 weeks. I've lost over 50 pounds in under 6 weeks. My body however seems to be rejecting the procedure. I'm nauseous the majority of the time. I barely eat or drink anything for fear...
    31-35, F
    Aug 24, 2015

    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 night I couldn't breathe I cried so much oh did it hurt for hours. I told my self the day I couldn't keep up with my kids...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Sep 1, 2009

    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 the request was submitted the same day for insurance approval (from Medicare) for my surgery. By January 11th the approval was...
    tpat1515 tpat1515
    1 Response Jan 28, 2014

    Hi ma name is Nancy and I live in the Bay Area.

    I had gastric bypass surgery in 2002 I was 303lbs and now weigh 155. Only 5 more to goal! My husband has passed away so I am trying to meet some new people that are single and have had bypass surgery. That way they will like me for me instead of what they "think" my body looks...
    NancyfromCA NancyfromCA
    61-65, F
    Jan 29, 2016

    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 have gon to detox twice and now attend 'AAanyone else have this experience
    bigbob01 bigbob01
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 13, 2014

    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 feel good though.  But all I know is that I will never ever be this heavy ever again.  Life is to short and I am worth...
    mommy34 mommy34
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 13, 2008

    I Got RNY On 3/21/13 I Found This On Another Forumwhat Do You Think? ,

    Pouch Rules for Dummies INTRODUCTION: A common misunderstanding of gastric bypass surgery is that the pouch causes weight loss because it is so small, the patient eats less. Although that is true for the first six months, that is not how it works. Some doctors have assumed...
    nicki763 nicki763
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2013

    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 seems my emotions have been all over the place and I am just hoping the next few Weeks go alot easier!
    cherryjubilee cherryjubilee
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jan 27, 2014

    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 hungry and I still have problems getting enough water. I need help with protein. The shakes are all horrible and I really want sushi but afraid it...
    pjhayes pjhayes
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Jun 24, 2012

    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 felt.I started out as 287lbs now I'm 51lbs down! I'm having some difficulty with drinking slow so I bought some sippy cups wich works pretty well bec...
    kat511 kat511
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Jun 25, 2013

    I haven't had it yet,

    I have been on a waiting list for the Last year and it could take another 1 to 2 years before I have the operation. I was hesitant to register myself but I thought I will take the time waiting for my turn to think it through. I have about a 100 pounds to loose. But since I read...
    Mykerinos1 Mykerinos1
    46-50, M
    Feb 22, 2015

    Some Good, Some Bad

    I had gastric bypass on in April 2012 and I look and feel great and am in the best health of my life.... EXCEPT... I was never a diabetic and am now a sever hypoglycemic. I was so overjoyed at my success but now I am afraid I could drop dead any moment. I told Kaiser to get a...
    mbsoul33 mbsoul33
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    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 gained 20lbs in the past 6 weeks. I am craving sweets like crazy. Not just junk food but oranges, grapes, grapefruit ect. plus the junk sweets. I...
    tltb310 tltb310
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Mar 21, 2014

    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 on May 27Th 2011.I was 40 years old. I had gone from overweight, to obese, to morbidly obese, and in the days before my operation I weighed in at 360lbs...
    RammiGal RammiGal
    6 Responses Aug 2, 2011

    hello everyone! I'm very excited to be here,

    and to have found support for gastric bypass. I am having surgery on 09/16/15 and I am SO scared! I only have two people who support my decision to have surgery, all of my family and friends are against it. I have so many "what if's" running through my head. I try to stay...
    cameoanne cameoanne
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015


    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 this surgery.Im 426 pounds when i started ive lost 26  pounds in one week trying to loose some weight...
    grcarlisle grcarlisle
    4 Responses Jun 1, 2011
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