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 always dreamt about how different my life might  have been without the excess weight. I still feel at my age there is time left to experience this new and exciting change. But for some reason I'm fearful that even gastric bypass won't help me and I find that to be very depressing. So many people has had such a great loss in weight as early as a month post-op. For me...I'm now in my 5th week post-op and I've only lost 19 pounds. Should my weight loss be greater ?..or am I just too anxious for results...I'm having a hard time imagining myself as a smaller person..I just don't see it happening for me...is this normal?
mariebutler mariebutler
51-55
6 Responses Jun 27, 2010

I had my surgery on May 15. 2012. We are close in time. I am several years older than you, I was 65 when I had this. I am now 66. My questions about the weight loss was the same. My doctor told me it is different for each person. You must not compare your loss to others. Just make sure that you are sticking to the details that your doctor gives you to follow. Protein intake is VERY important. If you donot get the proper amounts daily you could suffer with a lot of health issues. Take your vitamins and drink your water.

I am 5 weeks after surgery and everything still taste so bad I can't stand it.How do I get rid of this yucky taste so I can continue my life.I can't stand fluid or anything else.It has to get better!

Hi I had surgery 2june 2010 and have lost 58 pounds whivh isn't a huge amount. I have had so e naughty days eating rubbish I.e. Chocolate and biscuits so need to start being more disciplined. Anyone else misbehave???

Hi I had surgery 2june 2010 and have lost 58 pounds whivh isn't a huge amount. I have had so e naughty days eating rubbish I.e. Chocolate and biscuits so need to start being more disciplined. Anyone else misbehave???

I am on the journey to gastric bypass............and I do not want to lose the weight fast. 19 pounds in 5 weeks is great.........the slower you can lose it, the less likely you are to have all the excess skin. I swim with a girl at a pool I go to who had the surgery a year ago........she has lost 165, averaging 4 pounds a week........she looks fantastastic!!! and she said no matter what anyone says, you do have to maintain some sort of exercise program, whether it just be walking, anything that will tone you. That is my biggest concern with the surgery is the excess skin. I am so scared that my new body won't fit in my old one, that I will lose the weight too fast and I cannot afford all the surgery necessary to get rid of all the skin. So.......plz stay with whatever you are doing, and I think you will be glad you didn't rush it........if you have an indoor heated pool where you live, I would highly encourage you to join a water aerobics class. It will help keep you toned up. I love to walk, can't wait to get back to it. I also bicycled here when I could and loved after not being on one for over 30 years. Just do what the doctors tell you...........you are doing great!!! Good Luck!

My endocrinologist suggest i consider gastric bypass.I am on steriod for my adrenal insufficency and have put on weight since then.I did speak to my friend who had hers and was told its better to lose weight gradually.So i hope you do not stress yourself by expecting greater loss.Blessings and Peace.