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Have anyone heard of anyone failing the gastric by pass.now i have seen a couple of people that have gained weight back, but they refuse to adhere to the the bypass. they want to eat what ever they want even at the rsik of being sick. My sister had the old gastric bypass with the incision down the abdomen. sha stays around140-150 pounds

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I think like any other WLS, with RNY you will get what you put into it.

However, with malaborption lasting 18 months (from what I hear) and the fact your digestive tract has been partically re-routed - the majority of those who have had the surgery will lose the weight and reach their goal within 2 years.

After that time, is when either you have learned a healthier lifestyle and maintain or pick up bad habits and regain. It is entirely up to you at that point whether you lose or gain.

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well...we have the surgery to help us not be as hungry and to lose weight but, along with it it's a total mental game. WE fixed our digestive system but, we also need to work on fixing our head - break old habits, figure out what causes us to over eat, learn to mindfully eat...learn to not eat our emotions. I think that's the hardest part of any weightloss surgery but, I'm SO ready for it. I've been working on the mental aspects of it for more than 5 months now and I truly feel it's going to help me with this surgery and after the surgery.

it's true peeps who don't follow through with the eating rules and follow-up post op visits tend to gain it back or sometimes even worse, keep losing weight the unhealthy way. They don't eat their Protein, don't take their Vitamins.....that to me is a risk I'm not willing to take. That to me is someone who didn't do the work prior to having the surgery. Pretty scary.

Do your homework before your surgery......follow the recommendations. WE're not perfect but, we certainly can do the best we can with the tools we have and THAT will make us successful :)

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