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Hello everyone,

Please read my story , I do have questions and I hope someone will be able to help me finding the answers.

I am a 35 yr old female. Always struggled with weight. Current weight 97, for my height I should be 55-65 kgs (current BMI 37).

In 2005 I was diagnosed with PCOS and also type 2 diabetes.

Was on metformin tablets until 2011 , when I had my first child.

Post birth I was on insulin at night times and then in Jan 2014, I had the gastric band as I was trying for second baby and also wasn’t having much luck with weight loss.

I went down to 77 kilos and at 79 kilos (my sugar was under control)fell pregnant with my second child in Dec 2015 and post baby birth Aug 2016, my band doesn’t seem to be working.

I am breast feeding and baby is 6.5 months old.

My sugars are out of control (so far no diabetes related complications), I cannot be on a certain tablet since I am breastfeeding , I am on metformin and night time insulin (high dose).

I am always anxious about it all. I feel I am not going to be alive and see my kids grow, every ache and pain makes me think the worse.

So I went and saw my surgeon for a revision and he has suggested mini gastric bypass (MGB).

So I have gone ahead and booked removal of my band on the 10/03 (it’s not working anyway, so it better come out)and MGB 8 weeks later on the 5/05.

I am getting all nervous now, it is such an evasive surgery and I am reading allot on the internet about it all.

I was wondering if there are people who will share their experiences (long term and short term MGB patients).

I had an array of questions for my Surgeon, but I only started to research on the relation between MGB and cancer post my appointment with him.

Does anyone know if :

1. There is a correlation between MGB and cancer? Maybe your Surgeon has answered this for you? I will be asking this question when I see my surgeon post band removal.

2. The bile reflux, is it a normal occurrence? I would imagine this would feel so yuck.

3. How hard is to follow the meal plan post MGB? I have young kids and some of you will know what that is like , HECTIC and I know I need to look after myself ( which I don’t). This question is more so to prepare myself mentally for what’s coming.

4. Do you regret having the MGB?

5. Anyone who is perhaps had MGB for a long time …how are you going? Have you maintained your weight loss?

6. Any other tips and trick for this novice is welcomed.

I thank you for reading my long post and wish everyone good luck in their journeys.

Sam.

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