What do think of Gsatric bypass Surgery

@bilook1 (152)
United States
January 2, 2007 12:51pm CST
I have had this proceedure and if you have any questions,fears or points you would like to make I will do all I can to answer them. This is also known as RNY surgery.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
Wow! Where do I start? Do you regret having the surgery? Any complications? How big were you before the surgery? How much have you lost? Did you have bad eating habits before? Was there a lot of pain or complications? Guess I better stop for now. Thank you.
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@bilook1 (152)
• United States
28 Jan 07
No I do not regret having the surgery I will have a different eating habit the rest of my life but I'm glad I had it. there was no complications but I was covered in prayer but all surgery has its dangers. I weighed 560lbs and I am now 264lbs. the pain was minimal but the removal of skin will be painful. In regard to how to start ask your Dr. and get a recommendation from him and others who have had this surgery in your area.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I'd love to hear all about it...how long ago...how much you lost...do you think it was all worth it? I would maybe be interested, but am a little afraid of going into the hospital for surgery. But I need to do something to help my knees and to help me be able to walk better again.
@bilook1 (152)
• United States
23 Jan 07
My top weight was 560lbs I stayed mobile but could hardly walk and decided to change my life I was on disability found out they would pay for surgery several people unknown to me talked about a Dr. Ron Keith from Norman OK. My surgery was 01/09/06 it has been over a year and I am now 258lbs. the process is a long one if the Dr. you choose is good, first has I said people where telling me about this Dr. be sure he is a good one I had to go to 13 appointments all specialist lung and heart, sleep specialist, psychologist nutritionist, several Blood test and more but this is a very serious surgery it was my first I had never been in surgery it went well because I was bathed in prayer by many churches. The surgery is done by telescopically I have 5 small scares in a circle on my stomach. Your stomach is reduced to the size of an egg you do not eat ant food that has sugar or fat it will send you to the rest room that is why this surgery works it means not bread or pasta, potatoes corn, peas, any starches also you eat 1/4 size meals six times a day no water 30 min. before you eat or 3o min. after you will the rest of your life take many vitamins and drink a least one protein drink like slimfast because you need the protein, minerals calcium and vitamin D to stay alive. I said all this to say it was long and scary but worth it my wife put her arms all the way around me for the first time I can ride in any car and I bought my first set of close off the rack the risk of dieing is there weather you have the surgery or not but like I told my family I rather die happy then die disabled I have been obese all my life and now I get to see what is like to really live I have one more thing to face plastic surgery I will have skin remove on every part of my body this will be the most painful thing to go through I have to because I am 47 and my skin will not shrink but you may not have to. Did I scare you I'm sorry this is very do able it is a complete life change 3 people have had this surgery since mine two have had trouble eating, this is not for losing a few lbs. you can do it by eating an atkins diet cutting out all sugar try this and see how quick you will lose I was put on a diet like it I had to lose 75lbs before he would do the surgery, make sure there is group and family support and don't forget prayer and all will go well.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
23 Jan 07
This is scary for me because I am 57 and hospitals and surgery scare me more now than when I was younger. I have osteoarthritis in both knees and they are no longer straight...I mean I can't straighten out my legs completely any longer, and I can only walk a very short distance with a cane...can't stand up longer than to wash my hands in the bathroom. I weigh 420 about, I forget what my last doctor visit said...but I'm only 5'4" tall. I've been obese all of my life, except for very short periods of time after trying another diet! Not being able to eat a full meal with your family makes you "different" when we have been "different" from normal our whole lives. So, how do you cope with that?
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@bilook1 (152)
• United States
23 Jan 07
You are right it does make you different and it is more hard on others to understand why I eat so little I get a kick out of Waitresses because I eat kiddy meals and I have to carry a card to prove my surgery so I get Kiddy prices they tell me I should eat more. Your loved always forget and get you to much food and the Church Dinners have so many choices and it is all good but you learn to eat for taste and not quanity and your weight will speak for its self when they see you melting away. You learn to walk or read and build healthier habits rather then eat also you may need knee surgery to correct your legs but you can't have it untill you loss the weight you will destroy the work they have done.
@jjones474 (123)
• United States
23 Jan 07
As a p.t., if you haven't tried the Atkins diet first, please do so. It WILL work, as long as you adhere to it faithfully. If you are insistent on gastric bypass, this too will work, much more dramatically. You WILL NOT be able to eat even a small portion of what you used to without getting very nauseous. You will lose weight so quickly, your skin will not have time to stretch back into place on your new thin frame. You may have to also have skin reduction surgery to remove the now excess skin, otherwise you will look akin to a skinny elephant. Hope this helps.
@bilook1 (152)
• United States
24 Jan 07
These are points to ponder
• United States
27 Jan 07
Actually, you are no more likely to have excess skin if you use a conventional diet or gastric bypass. It is the amount of weight you lose coupled with your age that determine how saggy your skin will be.
• United States
23 Feb 07
I have lots of question. How Much did you weigh? How much have you lost? Was it awful? Would you do it again. I am very big. I am just starting the program for diet and exercise. I have to loose 25 pounds in 3 months.
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@bilook1 (152)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I have answered some of your questions above in my first response. I was 560 at my worst and now am 264 the surgery went well and did not hurt much I was out in 2 days. You can lose 25lbs the same way I did I was required to lose 75lbs before surgery I did it on a diet like Atkins Diet remove all surger and any form it comes in like starch you can lose the 25lbs in 2mo. I say this because I lost the 75lbs in 3mo. It is hard to remove all breads, sodas, potatos, deserts but you will see how this is a posion to our bodys it works test it out with the diet before the surgery. God Bless and Good Luck. P.S.read your lables anything that has more than 3 carbs is out.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I don't know a lot. I know that my nephew and his wife did it. They looked great, and now they are obese again.
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@bilook1 (152)
• United States
1 Feb 07
That is the sad fact this is only a tool and the important thing is to learn how to eat and exercise to stay healthy
@NucknFutz (180)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I find in myself, I have lost an enormous amount of weight since junior high school. I am in the 11th grade now, and i have never been skinnier. I lost the weight over a long period of time, so i dont have a problem with sagging skin. Age is a factor, but moreso, is how QUICKLY you lose the weight. If your skin doesnt have time to react to a rapid weight loss, it cant retain its elasticity. If you lose it quick, the skin cant recover and will sag. Age is a factor tho, the older you are the more chance you have a sagging skin, but what price are you willing to pay for being healthy? I wish you the best of luck in the future!
@bilook1 (152)
• United States
29 Jan 07
That is great you have taken the time to care for your health and you are right age is a factor when it comes to your skin sagging but health is the main reason for this surgery beauty comes later.