Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

5’7” 226 BMI 35 anyone similar? December ‘17 surgery



Recommended Posts

Hi! I’m 5’7 1/2” 226 BMI of 35. I’m one month pre op yet. Very interesting reading all of these forums! Some true inspiration stories here and weight loss time track envy! I’m praying to lose my hunger & extra pounds as quickly & steadily as possibly safe. I’ve got little support in my family And it’s more like everyone is waiting to see me fail & prove them all right since I tried the obera balloon last fall & failed MISERABLY Then proceeded to gain over 25 pounds in the last year. I’m a retired police officer of 20 years and have ALWAYS been strong & in shape & proud of my mother of 3 body. Not anymore. I don’t even recognize myself. Scheduled for surgery 12/7/17. I’m 46 years old. Any similar numbers out there for inspiration or December 2017 Sleevers? Help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am 5’6 (and a 1/2) my surgery weight was 226. So I’m very close to you. My revision surgery was 8/8/17.

Good luck on your journey. Just remember this is about you and your health. Whatever anyone else thinks just doesn’t matter. You got this. [emoji1360]


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi there. I am 5’7 and 230 lbs so pretty close.

I am having lab band revision to gastric bypass, on 14 December.

Bit nervous but looking forward to getting back to the healthier, no knee-pain, clothes off the rack position I was before band failed, 5 years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Sips where are you at now? Thank you for the reply. How was your immediate post op? I’m a little nervous, I’m retired but have 3 daughters and 3 dogs to take care of. Hubby just found out he has an out of town meeting to attend days 1-4 post op. 😳😬

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Sips where are you at now? Thank you for the reply. How was your immediate post op? I’m a little nervous, I’m retired but have 3 daughters and 3 dogs to take care of. Hubby just found out he has an out of town meeting to attend days 1-4 post op. [emoji15][emoji51]


Tomorrow is my 3 month mark. The best thing I can tell you about post op, is to walk. I was up and waking and still had brain fog. I knew from my previous two laparoscopic surgeries (lapband and gallbladder) that the only way to get the gas out and avoid most of the post op pain was to walk. My bestie was my savior, I told her before they wheeled me out to make sure I was up and walking asap.

I was outpatient so I went home the same day and just did laps around the living room taking a one ounce sip of liquid at each lap. I was tired but ok. Walk and get your liquids in. The rest will come.

It took about 4 weeks for me to not be so tired. My only complication was my incisions took forever to heal. Three popped open and needed me to debride them and keep them bandaged. They healed finally around 10 weeks.

So far I’ve had two stalls. My HW was 242, surgery day I was 226. At the moment I’m stuck at bouncing 189-190. Frustrating but it will pass.

How old are your daughters? You should be able to fend for yourself just don’t lift anything over 5lbs.




Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 11/5/2017 at 5:46 PM, Ladycop2070 said:

Hi! I’m 5’7 1/2” 226 BMI of 35. I’m one month pre op yet. Very interesting reading all of these forums! Some true inspiration stories here and weight loss time track envy! I’m praying to lose my hunger & extra pounds as quickly & steadily as possibly safe. I’ve got little support in my family And it’s more like everyone is waiting to see me fail & prove them all right since I tried the obera balloon last fall & failed MISERABLY Then proceeded to gain over 25 pounds in the last year. I’m a retired police officer of 20 years and have ALWAYS been strong & in shape & proud of my mother of 3 body. Not anymore. I don’t even recognize myself. Scheduled for surgery 12/7/17. I’m 46 years old. Any similar numbers out there for inspiration or December 2017 Sleevers? Help!

Yes! I was very similar situation actually!! Im 5’8” & 238, started out with a BMI of 35-36, but had lots of blood pressure issues & on CPAP! So I qualified. I’m 3 wks post op rny & lost 21 lbs total (preop Fluid diet I lost 15 lbs on no sodium broths and lost 6 after surgery so far). I’m just beginning my post op journey but hear lots of people lose about minimum of 2-3 lbs per wk (or more) post op at a lower BMI like ours. Seems to be true with me, but we can rest assured that even with smaller losses per week, it will pick up and should remain steady! That’s 8-10 lbs per month minimum, so I’ll take it! In 5 months that’s 50 lbs minimum gone!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, SIPS in Seattle said:


Tomorrow is my 3 month mark. The best thing I can tell you about post op, is to walk. I was up and waking and still had brain fog. I knew from my previous two laparoscopic surgeries (lapband and gallbladder) that the only way to get the gas out and avoid most of the post op pain was to walk. My bestie was my savior, I told her before they wheeled me out to make sure I was up and walking asap.

I was outpatient so I went home the same day and just did laps around the living room taking a one ounce sip of liquid at each lap. I was tired but ok. Walk and get your liquids in. The rest will come.

It took about 4 weeks for me to not be so tired. My only complication was my incisions took forever to heal. Three popped open and needed me to debride them and keep them bandaged. They healed finally around 10 weeks.

So far I’ve had two stalls. My HW was 242, surgery day I was 226. At the moment I’m stuck at bouncing 189-190. Frustrating but it will pass.

How old are your daughters? You should be able to fend for yourself just don’t lift anything over 5lbs.



My high weight was 242 as well and surgery day I was 227. (Can’t believe how close we were to each other starting out!) I’m 3 Weeks post op rny (surg was Oct 17th).

I cannot wait to get to my 3 Month post op mark too & can only hope I’m in the 180-190’s too!

Your doing fantastic coming from 242!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My high weight was 242 as well and surgery day I was 227. (Can’t believe how close we were to each other starting out!) I’m 3 Weeks post op rny (surg was Oct 17th).
I cannot wait to get to my 3 Month post op mark too & can only hope I’m in the 180-190’s too!
Your doing fantastic coming from 242!!!


Thank you! The time will go by super fast, before you know it you’ll be at 3 months.

I feel like I’m a rather slow loser which is usually the case as a revision vs a first time wls patient. But as long as it’s still coming off it then it’s all good.

Good luck to you, I’m sure you’ll hit 180-190 in no time [emoji4]



Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am 226 today, being careful before the op. Worried about this bloody band, but a gastrectomy today (swallowing a camera is NOT fun) showed no band erosion, and no s new surgeon inks the band has come undone and is pressing my diaphragm!

Been out on a Protein Tasting journey today, getting ready.

5 weeks til op. I hadn’t heard that revisionists loose weight slower that first timers. I know we shouldn’t want to rush, but that is hard, huh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can’t wait to see my hip bones again. It’s been 3 years since I’ve seen them & felt them. Huge goal for me - HIP BONES

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I need to be able to drive my daughter to & from school directly after discharge from hospital so probably day 3 post op - eternity lol I just want to make sure that pain pills & pain is not going to savagely abuse me & make it so I can’t drive. I’m a huge wimp now when it comes to pain. This is like surgery #10 for me lifetime wise and now that I’ve retired my pain threshold has GREATLY decreased. How was post op for you all?

Edited by Ladycop2070

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

150# at 6 month mark is my ultimate goal. I’ll be happy with 170 tho.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I drove about 4 or 5 days post op but just down the street. And I tried to walk around the grocery store but man that pooped me out.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • SabrinaGoddess

      I hate these Lovenox shots.  That is all! LOL
      Feeling like a pin cushion.
      I know they are needed and it's only 10 days worth but I really hate giving myself shots. It's one of the reasons I want to be healthy because diabetes runs in my family

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SabrinaGoddess

      Yas, I am HOME! Traveling back home was interesting but I made it.
      For the first time in my flying life we had NO drink service due to the turbulence! It was crazy. I had to call the steward to bring me water. You CAN NOT let yourself get behind on drinking! That would be dangerous.
      My new blog post is up! https://sabrinagoddess.com/day-3-4-post-op-doc-visit

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SabrinaGoddess

      I am OFFICIALLY SLEEVED! (surgery was Dec 9th, 2019)
      It was an easy procedure for me and I am not having complications. If you want to see part one of my journey go here: https://sabrinagoddess.com/life-on-the-other-side-post-op-wls
      I will be making new posts during this whole process!

      · 5 replies
      1. GreenTealael

        💚CONGRATULATIONS💚

      2. Billy Bob

        Glad you survived . lol

      3. SabrinaGoddess

        @billybob I am thriving and breathing! That's a blessing!

      4. BayougirlMrsS

        yeahhhhhh we are only 3 months apart on the sleeve journey. I found it has been way easier to lose with the sleeve than it was with the band...... although i loved my band. Sleeve was the easiest SX i ever had too.....

      5. SabrinaGoddess

        @bayougirlmrss I was told this is the fastest weight loss surgery, but I am not really looking for extremely fast. I want it to be healthy. This is our new tool and we can use it wisely for sure. Are you taking your biotin and vitamins?

    • SabrinaGoddess

      TOMORROW IS MY DAY! (note this did not post properly so I am still  posting it after the fact)
      I am so very excited! My sister is here with me and my son. I am so excited. My anesthesiologist called me tonight to discuss our plans for tomorrow. I am not feeling nervous at all. Just excited for the future!
      I did buy a few bottles of CFpreop which is really suppose to help you stay hydrated. It's pricey but I feel it's worth it. I tried the Watermelon tonight. I have to stop all liquids after midnight and I go into the hospital at 5:30am for check in. My surgery is at 8am.
      SO HAPPY for this journey!
      You can get the CFpreop on Amazon if anyone is interested. It comes in Watermelon and White Grape.
      Read my night before thoughts on: www.SabrinaGoddess.com

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Arabesque

      Today I said I’m an XS or size 8 (Aust) at a clothing store. I never thought I’d say those words and say them with confidence. And when I commented a dress was too big on me I was told it was the smallest size. As was the belt I wanted. 
       
      I tried on a slim fitting singlet dress yesterday & was shocked to realise the lumpy bits on the dress were my hip bones. I have an hour glass shape so I always had hips but never ones that stuck out on the front of my body! 

      I’ve been a size 10 before - for about 5 minutes. While I am now confident about saying I’m an 8, clothes shopping is all still a bit freaky for me. It’s not that I’m focussed on the size on the label. I’m well aware the cut/line of the clothes and the designer’s style will dictate what size I need or if it will suit my body shape. The size is the starting point & it’s starting at an 8/XS/38 which is a big mind set change. It’s thinking a pair of pants will be too small & discovering they are almost too big. 

      While I’m still coming to terms with my actual new body shape and size, I’m very happy to be in this new reality. 
       
      · 4 replies
      1. ms.sss

        Yay!!

      2. ms.sss

        ...ah! I see you are from Brisbane! We lived there for a year when Mr. got a work contract there.

        I have fond (and not-so-fond, lol) memories of the weather there this time of year. It it crazy hot yet?

      3. Arabesque

        Hit 42degress last weekend but this week has been in the rather pleasant low 30s (relatively of course😜). Could still wear jeans but thank goodness for air conditioning. Worse is the drought. Everything is dying or dead. Very sad & depressing.

      4. ms.sss

        I feel ya.

  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×