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onwarddown

Mini Gastric Bypass Patients
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    onwarddown got a reaction from GBLady41 in Side Effects and Complications   
    I've made the down payment to secure my OR date. Thank you both for your input/support. I am nervous about the surgery itself, but I think we are all that way before any procedure.
    I would like to hear from any others regarding their personal experiences with this procedure. I am having my surgery in Toronto on May 15th. Post-operatively, did anyone have any difficulties with driving or any other day to day activities?
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    onwarddown got a reaction from GBLady41 in Side Effects and Complications   
    I've made the down payment to secure my OR date. Thank you both for your input/support. I am nervous about the surgery itself, but I think we are all that way before any procedure.
    I would like to hear from any others regarding their personal experiences with this procedure. I am having my surgery in Toronto on May 15th. Post-operatively, did anyone have any difficulties with driving or any other day to day activities?
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    onwarddown reacted to upnatm in My Expierience (so far)   
    I'm a 59yo male, 6 days post op from gastric bypass at the Medical University of South Carolina. I thought I'd share because while the ladies are oh so willing, I had a harder time finding info from a guys perspective. I lost control of my weight maintenance when hip issues related to injury forced replacements. I'm 6'2", and at surgery weighed right at 300lbs.
    TRICARE required three months of medically supervised weight loss. My co-morbidity is sleep apnea (which I had at 200lbs in my younger days).
    I had surgery at 9am on St Patrick's day. My surgeon is from Ireland. How could I go wrong? Waking up from anesthesia, I had pain in my abdomin (8 of 10). I told the nurse that it hurt, and I had no desire to prove my manliness and that he should fix it quickly. He did, and I was fine. I spent one night in the hospital. The attending said I could go home if I was up to it. I said hell yea. That afternoon was probably the worst...who knew that gas pain could be so miserable. Went to bed early on Saturday and woke up Sunday feeling dang near normal. By some strange fate, most of my aches and pains seem to have disappeared. I thought it was the meds, but they haven't returned. I took It easy on Sunday. My boss called to check on me, and I told him I'd be in on Monday. He ixnayed that plan, so I waited till Tuesday. I'm a heavy construction superintendent these days. After about seven hours of superintending, I became desperately sleepy, so I headed for the hacienda. Since waking up Wednesday morning, I've felt ten years younger. I've lost 10-12 lbs since surgery.
    Ill be glad to answer any questions if I can help anybody.

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    onwarddown reacted to Wobblybelly in Side Effects and Complications   
    I had it done 5 months ago and have had no complications at all . I don't get reflux , diarreah or dumping (apart from 2 weeks after surgery when i tried a piece of chicken while i was still on pureed food 😱). I was 310 lbs at my heaviest. 301 when i started my pre op 2 week diet. 288 on surgery day. Now 223 lb. There are is no food I can't tolerate. I was 55 on the day of surgery, feeling 70. I now feel like my age again now! I was diabetic with high BP. Now diabetes blood tests and BP are in normal range. I was a size UK 26 (US 22) and am already , just 5 months later, in a UK 18 (US 14). BMI at present is 36 and it was 50. I wish I'd done this sooner when i was less obese . When i first considered it, age 50, I was 270 lbs ...... then in 5 years on went another 32lb! Go for it, you won't regret it 😁 PS Hair loss was minimal and not noticeable , saggy skin i much prefer rather than my fat skin!
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    onwarddown reacted to GBLady41 in Side Effects and Complications   
    I had MGB on 12/12/16. I have had no complications. I have had no acid reflux issues. I do take a Protonix every day but that's simply because I have LPRD (laryngopharyngeal reflux disease or silent reflux) and I haven't gotten a checkup with my ENT doctor. My surgeon also gave me some omeprazole to take after surgery when I was discharged. I started taking the Protonix after I ran out of the omeprazole.

    I have lost 51 lbs so far and am almost in onederland. My heaviest weight was 298 lbs. My pre-op diet weight was 259.2 lbs. My surgery weight was 247 lbs. My current weight is 201 lbs. My goal weight is 145 lbs. I am 5'7" tall.

    I get nauseous at times but it doesn't last long. I'm not sure why it happens but it doesn't happen often. I have dumped once right after surgery on my way home. I bought the wrong Gatorade drink and took a few sips. Almost immediately I started to feel light headed and dizzy and just generally bad. I figured it out pretty quickly. I tried to pour Water into the Gatorade but that didn't work so I just threw it away and got something else.

    The thing that has worked for me is having an eating schedule and keeping in touch with my surgeon and my NUT. They have helped me tremendously to make sure I am making progress.

    I hope my experience helps you make a decision. Having this surgery is one of the best decisions I have ever made. [emoji2][emoji41][emoji3]



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