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  • Gastric Surgery

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    2 posts, 2 voices, 703 views, started Mar 2, 2012

    Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012 by Vonniegirl


    • Aquamarine

      Thanks to all who have commented over the last several months about my request for information from others on gastric surgery. I did follow through as of Dec. 5, 2011 and had what is call a Gastric Roux-en-Y. If is like a bypass but not as invasive and is all done by scope. I spent only 3 days in the hospital and had very few issues after the surgery. I am so happy and wish to to report that I have lost over fifty pounds so far in three months, I have no more diabetes and have stopped taking most of the medicines I had been using. I still take a blood pressure pill but anticipate that will end in the next months with more weight loss. So far for me it has been a wonderful experience and so far I see nothing but positives from the surgery. The only negative is I have to go and buy some new clothes and work outfits about every 4-5 weeks as the weight has come off. Oh what is a girl to do. I have gone from a size 22 women’s to a 14 misses and even now those clothes are starting to hang and be to big. I have never been one for pictures and you could probably understand that form my past weight issues but maybe I will post a picture some time of the new me. Thank you all for your comments and support. It is something that I wont say everyone should go through because it is not easy and isn’t for everyone. Each person who is looking into the procedure needs to seriously give thought to what they expect from the surgery, ask many questions and decide ahead of time to make a commitment to change how you eat, what you eat, what food means, how you view and understand your self and make a plan for your future. Much of one’s old thought process and ideas toward food,  living a healthier life style and loving yourself all must be considered.

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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 2, 2012
        • Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! I know a few people who have had various weight loss surgeries and all have had positive outcomes. I think it’s wonderful that you are able to leave some of your medication behind and reduce others. Good for you!

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