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GingerMe

Duodenal Switch Patients
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About GingerMe

  • Rank
    Novice
  • Birthday 07/24/1963

About Me

  • Biography
    I've kept my weight off, I'm looking for the career I love at this point of my life. Oh yes, I'm in the event of going through a divorce
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    I love to read, make crafts, especially Christmas. I love to cook for tons of people (could it be the Italian in me.) I love chilling with those grandbabies.
  • Occupation
    I am a legal secretary but now unemployed
  • City
    kearny
  • State
    New Jersey
  • Zip Code
    07032
  1. GingerMe

    Chat room

    Hi I need a friend in here. Just started tonight and I think I'm doing this wrong, no one talks to me.
  2. GingerMe

    Chat Room

    I had my surgery about 12 years ago.
  3. GingerMe

    Chat Room

    Hi, is there anyone in here tonight??
  4. GingerMe

    Revision to sleeve

    I had the gastric bypass. Its been 12 years. I gained a few pounds not much, I'm still in my ideal weight range. So I think the bypass is great. I got the bypass instead of the sleeve because I wanted quick results. I don't know if this is a good reason to get it done but it worked for me. My son just got the balloon done and he loves it. Although I had the bypass I would get the sleeve or the balloon and lose it slowly. Mentally, its very hard to lose all that weight in such a short period. I lost 140 pounds in under a year. It took a lot to getting used to...to tell you the truth I still struggle and its been 12 years.
  5. I guess it helped that I still cannot eat a lot of sugar, oil, etc. So really I have no choice.
  6. For real follow your doctors directions!!! I have had quite a few friends who had the surgery around the same time I did. Most of them regained their weight. I listened to my doctor....because I was scared. I kept my weight off.
  7. GingerMe

    Gallbladder Problems

    Other than that I have been feeling well physically. I have a couple of hernias. They won't operate but Its not intolerable. Have to weigh the pros and the cons I guess.
  8. GingerMe

    Gallbladder Problems

    Soooo I had my gallbladder out....felt better and have not had a problem since.
  9. GingerMe

    Gallbladder Problems

    Gall stones are a big thing after surgery. Most people I know post op have had Gall stone. I had them. Hernia is another thing. I have two herias but they won't operate because of all the post op scarring from the surgery...so I just have to hold my stomach when I sneeze. There are pros and cons because of this surgery
  10. GingerMe

    Gastric Bypass for Senior Citizen

    does anyone but me feel this way.
  11. GingerMe

    Gastric Bypass for Senior Citizen

    I am used to the way I eat. I am used to not eating for pleasure....I must say I still miss it. It sucks.
  12. GingerMe

    Gastric Bypass for Senior Citizen

    I wish I had someone that had YEARS out before I got the surgery. Although It helped me in a multitude of ways it also hindered me in a lot of reasons. I think they should of had way more in the way of mental health. Their checkup before surgery was a joke...they did not prepare you in any way of what you would be going through mentally.
  13. GingerMe

    Gastric Bypass for Senior Citizen

    I'm glad to hear you have had success after 60. I am 56 and had my surgery about 12 years ago. Physically I feel find. but the emotional stuff I went through was ALOT.
  14. GingerMe

    Anyone a few years after bypass?

    I think you are better off with the sleeve. I think its better to lose the weight slowly. I think losing the weight so quickly is not good on a mental level. Its hard when it happens so quickly.
  15. GingerMe

    Anyone a few years after bypass?

    does anyone else agree with me??
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