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I am a 55-year-old woman who lost my left leg -- and much of my mobility -- due to trauma. In the years since, I've struggled terribly with my weight. I've always had weight problems, but balanced them out with healthy exercise, healthy food, and proper medical diagnosis of several metabolic disorders, including Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, hypoandrogenism, and poly cystic ovarian syndrome.

Several years later.... I'm in full-blown menopause and I've gained close to forty pounds since my amputation. Because of that, I basically spend all my time in a wheelchair. I CANNOT GET THE WEIGHT OFF. So I decided to do a gastric sleeve. My surgeon advised me that the surgery will help me shed enough weight to regain my mobility and may even reset my metabolism to make it easier to keep the weight off in the future.

I am reaching out to any other amputee gastric sleeve patients who might be out there. My surgery is about a month away, and I would really benefit from some realistic advice about walking after surgery, mobility, etc. I'd love to hear from you. Thanks,

SusitaNM

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I'm neither a female, nor an amputee, but I did want to wish you the absolute best in your journey to be the you that you deserve!!

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Thanks!

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While not an amputee, I do have many disabilities that make finding an exercise routine challenging.

As exercise is crucial for losing/maintaining I got a script for PT, so they could teach me a routing that I could do at home. Maybe something to look into.

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I am also an amputee (right leg above the knee) due to a car accident 24 years ago when I was 23 years old.
I am scheduled for gastric bypass on April 11th.
My weight was not a problem until after I had my second daughter at age 40. I had such a hard time losing my pregnancy weight. It was a vicious cycle. The more weight I gained, the harder it was to get around with my prosthesis. The less I walked, the more weight I gained.
Finally, I decided that weight loss surgery was my best option.
I am hoping to lose 60 pounds.
I would love to hear how things went for you and how you think being an amputee affected your experience.

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