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Hello everyone! I joined the site yesterday and posted in the General Discussions, but thought that I would also introduce myself here since I am working towards bypass surgery.

A little about me - I am 29 years old. I was an athlete my entire life, through college. After college, I stopped working out and stopped watching what I ate, and gained almost 200 pounds in about 8 years. I finally went to a primary care doctor in August, and he thought I may have a medical issue and that's why I gained so much weight. He ordered many tests and everything came back great, he said that I am fortunate to have great genes! He recommended weight loss surgery and sent me for a consultation.

I went for my consultation and decided that the sleeve would be my best option. I began the process: started my nutrition classes, passed my heart clearance, passed my psychological evaluation, then went for what the surgeon thought would be a routine endoscopy on October 9th. When my surgeon received the pathology results from two biopsies he took during my endoscopy, he realized that I have Barrett esophagus. Due to this diagnosis, I am not able to have the sleeve surgery and will instead have gastric bypass.

Because of the new surgery option, I will be having the surgery at a hospital and not at the previously planned surgery center. Also because of this, I now have to do everything through the hospital. This past Monday, I had my first nutritionist appointment there (they are counting my first one from the surgery center, so I have two completed). I am scheduled to have two more, one in November and one in December. The scheduler at the hospital also said that they do their own psychological evaluation, and will not use the one I previously had done. If all goes according to plan, I will be having surgery mid to late January 2019.

I did a lot of research about the sleeve, but am still learning about gastric bypass. I am so sorry for the long post but just wanted to give an explanation of how I got to this point! I look forward to hearing about everyone's different experiences and learning more about weight loss surgery. :)

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Hi there CeeCee2018, there are many Bypassers on Bariatric Pal, although records show RnY and the other bypasses are most prevalent, we seem to run to a majority of VSG and ESG pisters, that said if we are a minority, we are a loud & vocal band of Weight losers Ask any questions you feel you need to know. I am the oldest in years (72) but still a fresh RnY, my surgery was September 5th 2018 after seeking it since August 2015. And no questions are off-limits to me, been around this life for a LONG TIME and have accumulated a lot of wisdom. So pull up a chair, get comfy, now WHAT can WE help you with?😛☔

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Hi, @frust8! Congratulations on your surgery. How has your recovery from surgery been? I'm excited to learn more about you and others and hear stories!

I am very curious to hear how the process went for other people and this is my first time joining a message board community - so I hope I am not too annoying with my questions. What made your process take over 3 years? How did you decide on the bypass surgery and not one of the other surgeries?

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The surgery,itself, was wonderful, my hospital is wonderful.,The surgeon,i feel is wnderful, his name,is Bradley J Needleman, extremely important, a full professor in the COLLEGE OF Medicine at Ohio State University and he is the Cheif 9f Bariatric Medicine and Metabolic Weight Loss at that hospital. I was in one extra day as a concession to my age, I am 72, yeah old as Dirt. Very minimal pain, had 7 incisions, one at base of my breastbone, kinda between my boobs, three incisions,on right upper side, two on left middle side and one at,the top uppper part of my navel, all healed down to fine red lines, ones on left and navel you are starting to have to squint, even 2 of 3 on right side are doing Well as,a bypass one,one on right side was the " money" one, where the Big guns, the stapeler went in, it's the deepest so it was a little more tender, slowest to heal but No Big Thing! I did no5 have the fabelled has to walk off and expell. I never walked in the hall, basically on what I call,"room arrest" but hey IT WORKED FOR ME! Hey,im getting a call back from my Bariatric Facility, I hope it's okay if I finish my story in a few. Back soon, there is MORE to relate.

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Welcome! My RNY is scheduled 11/13. Feel free to ask any questions!

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