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Tomo

Gastric Bypass Patients
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In 2008, I started over 300 lbs. I had a Lap band, lost 152 lbs., then I developed serious esophagus issues, had to remove all the fluid for a long time, and gained back some weight. After my esophagus healed, I revised to sleeve (band removed and sleeve surgery all in one) and lost the weight I regained from having the band unfilled for so long. A few years later, I developed severe Gerd and burning esophagus. No PPIs worked anymore. It was progressively getting worse. 
During my VSG, I still maintained a 100+ lbs. weight loss from my start weight at the beginning of my journey but that was difficult. I attribute some of my success to tracking and logging my food since 2008. It helps me keep accountable. I will track for life.
In August 2021, I revised to RNY due to Gerd/esophagitis issues. It is wonderful not to have severe Gerd. I am sleeping well now, and had the added surprise of losing weight. My weight loss rate has exceeded my previous VSG rate even though I started at a much lower weight. My appetite is more suppressed than it was after my VSG, and I am now under goal weight. I understand everybody is different. Since my revision to bypass, I have had zero issues. It has been wonderful so far. Physically, I feel the same as with the sleeve but without all the side effects. I feel normal, a healthy normal, for once. I'm still on a learning curve on how to eat with this new inner rearrangement but up to now, I have been able to tolerate all foods with no issues. 

  • LAP-BAND
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Gastric Bypass
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 320 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 206 lbs
Current Weight: 110.6 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 209.4 lbs
BMI: 20
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 08/04/2021
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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