Update: Going for a modification of my Gastric Bypass surgery and also a tune up of my stomach pouch on July 31 2019 in Guadalajara.
I had Gastric Bypass surgery fifteen years ago. I weigh about ten pounds more than my lowest, post surgery weight. I am very healthy, in general. For the first three or four years I did not take supplements like I should, and this resulted in anemia and osteoporosis. I have managed both of those conditions once I took the need for supplements seriously.
I work out regularly, three times a week. I do resistance training and I also kayak twice a week. I swim twice a week as well. I am physically active without any aches or pains.... not bad for a 58 year old.
I have tracked what I eat on CalorieCount.com. My problem is evening snacking. It has always been a problem and if I could just get a handle on that.... I could get rid of the last thirty pounds. I never give up.
I do have some side effects from the surgery, but all manageable. I have IBS and I get very bad stomach pain and nausea if I over eat and go to bed with a full stomach. As long as I am careful to avoid the foods that trigger attacks and stop eating two hours before bed, I am OK.
I want to lose the last thirty pounds so I can have plastic surgery. I was not obese for very many years, so everything looks pretty good except my tummy and thighs. I would like a tummy tuck and thigh lift.
Well...... that's a bit about me. I am from Canada, had the surgery done in Washington State and I now live near Guadalajara Mexico. They have awesome plastic surgeons here, with follow up by Canadian and American trained nurses. We will see what happens.
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 287 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 287 lbs
Current Weight: 186.5 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 100.5 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 01/19/2000
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a