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Its hard to believe that this kind of surgery has been around this long already. Yes I had this done 45 years ago in Traverse City at Munson Hospital.

Back then it was an open surgery they staple the stomach and create a small pouch then it is bypassed to the jejunum. While they were doing this surgery back then all the organs were removed and cleaned out. You stayed in the hospital for 2 weeks or so, much different then how it is done now adays.

I have maintained the weight loss over the years, however, there was a few years when I had put on up to 40 pounds and just started slowly getting it back off once I realized what I was doing.

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Wow, what a STORY you have to tell! But Thanks for rejoining us, we all NEED a Veteran's viewpoint at times!😝

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Dorothy you are the veteran of veterans - a pioneer in the field of bariatrics! Good luck on getting those pesky pounds back off!

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Woah! Incredible! Thank you for sharing, Dorothy!

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Wow! Thank you for sharing!

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Thanks for sharing!!! You’re an inspiration

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Its hard to believe that this kind of surgery has been around this long already. Yes I had this done 45 years ago in Traverse City at Munson Hospital.

Back then it was an open surgery they staple the stomach and create a small pouch then it is bypassed to the jejunum. While they were doing this surgery back then all the organs were removed and cleaned out. You stayed in the hospital for 2 weeks or so, much different then how it is done now adays.
I have maintained the weight loss over the years, however, there was a few years when I had put on up to 40 pounds and just started slowly getting it back off once I realized what I was doing.


Wow thanks for sharing your story.

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