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About Merill

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  • Birthday 04/16/1966

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    Gastric bypass and hiatus hernia repair
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Hi everyone,
I'm Merill single mother of 3 grown up children and one granddaughter which is the love of my life.
I was 57 kg when I first got married in my 20s after I had my first child my weight just plummeted to 93 at stage 3 of my pregnancy and was not able to lose that weight after 2 yrs I had my second then 3rd child. I was always hovering over the 90 kg mark, but  as I got older the weight started creeping up till I peeked 109.8 kg! I've always  fluctuated between 90-109 but never seemed to go below 90 (sigh) A lot of my friends had gastric sleeve or bypass and were very happy with their results, as I started to get back pain and osteo arthritis on my knees that's when I decided to go ahead with a gastric bypass and hiatal hernia repair as the hernia was getting out of hand with a lot of sleepless nights for me. I am so glad I found this forum as I was searching on Google lol I've read so many peoples experiences with these surgeries its very assuring to know we're not alone and gaining so much insight on what to expect etc.. meal ideas, what to do and not to do post and pre ops, making new friends is the best part with people you can actually relate to having so much in common who are in similar situation as you are, no amount of statistical information can compare to real time people who have experienced it and sharing that with you one on one.
Wishing everyone all the best with their surgeries.

Age: 58
Height: 155 cm
Starting Weight: 104.7 kgs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 96.8 kgs
Current Weight: 96.8 kgs
Goal Weight: 60 kgs
Weight Lost: 7.9 kgs
BMI: 40
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 12/06/2021
Surgery Date: 05/14/2022
Hospital Stay: 5 Days
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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