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oweemytoe

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About oweemytoe

  • Rank
    Expert Member
  • Birthday 03/24/1969

About Me

  • Biography
    I have battled my weight for over 20 years. I have been on countless diets and have lost a great deal, only to gain it all back plus more. I am looking forward to starting on my new journey to change my life.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Reading, walking, traveling, horror movies, paranormal, fairs, flea markets, animals
  • Occupation
    CNA
  • City
    Marion
  • State
    Massachusetts
  • Zip Code
    02738
I have struggled with my weight for the majority of my life. I was at my heaviest, 290lbs two years ago. I managed to lose 65 pounds by myself by changing the way that I ate ( no sugar and no white flour). Last summer (August 2013) I was diagnosed with an H.Pylori infection. It is one of the most painful experiences you can go through with your stomach and intestines as it feels like everything is on fire all the time, plus there is stabbing pain, decreased appetite and high high doses of antibiotics to kill the bacteria. It took me 3 months to fully recover from it. During this time the only solid foods my body could handle and my Drs allowed me to eat were white flour foods, protein shakes , yogurt and applesauce. Unfortunately for me, my body turns white flour into sugar and soon enough I started regaining the weight. A cycle I had been through one too many times before. As I saw the scale going up in weight, I became depressed and unmotiviated and eventually gained back 30 pounds in the span of 8 months. I had tried many other diets throughout the years only to have this yo yo effect. It becomes quite frustrating. After researching Bariatric surgery for a few months, I decided to go to an informational meeting. Here I am, 2 months later, about 1/2 through my 4 month pre op process. I do not have a surgery date yet, but have been dieting again, have lost about 7 pounds, have started exercising more often, I am mostly walking and using a Fitbit with my sister and Mom to help myself be accountable for exercising. I am looking forward to the surgery, but am nervous as well. I would appreciate any advice anyone could give me. I am having the Rouen Y Bypass.

Age: 53
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 252 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 211 lbs
Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Weight Lost: 41 lbs
BMI: 38.6
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/28/2014
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
oweemytoe's Bariatric Surgeon
Wareham Surgical Associates
100 Rosebrook Way
Suite 300
Wareham, Massachusetts 02571

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