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Hello- I'm new to posting, but have been lurking around for a couple of months. I made the decision this year to start my weight loss surgery journey. I'm still in pre-op testing and appointments, so no surgery dates, but I've decided to go with RNY vs the Sleeve since I have reflux on a weekly basis, and also for the success rate that RNY had.

This year thanks to the pre-op process I've been diagnosed with sleep Apnea, pre diabetes, and Non-Alcoholic Fatty liver, which has really opened my eyes to the damage I'm doing to my body. My levels are not high by any means and I have heard multiple times from my nutritionist that my blood tests shows I'm actually quite healthy, but my family history has diabetes on both sides (multi generational), so I know what lays ahead if I do not do something now. I've been overweight since the age of 9, so it's a scary, but exciting prospect to finally be 'normal' when I enter a room.

ANYWAYS -- I want to know -- What conditions did RNY/Bypass cause you to 'Lose' other than just the weight?

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I was diabetic taking Metformin every day....glucose and a1c totally normal now and no more metformin!

I had sleep apnea....gone

Cholesterol and Triglycerides elevated....normal now

I still have some blood pressure issues but I've been able to cut my dosage in half.

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Hi! Off diabetic meds, off supplement oxygen and my knees no longer hurt... only 5 months out⭐️

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No more diabetic (metformin) medicine. Only 6 weeks out. Boobs slowly deflating though. :(

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I discovered during my pre-op sleep study that I had a borderline case of sleep apnea, and that's long gone now. Also, several of my blood levels - cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, glucose - although still within the normal range - were at the very high end of it, and they're all on the very low end of the range now.

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Honey just you wait, they will be two empty socks.

I was never a big boobed woman, but I am all the way flat now. Barely anything to fill in some A-cups.
[emoji19][emoji19][emoji19] I'm so sad...always been a DDD. Well that really means I got to get rid of stomach.

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5 hours ago, Space.Crab said:

Hello- I'm new to posting, but have been lurking around for a couple of months. I made the decision this year to start my weight loss surgery journey. I'm still in pre-op testing and appointments, so no surgery dates, but I've decided to go with RNY vs the Sleeve since I have reflux on a weekly basis, and also for the success rate that RNY had.

This year thanks to the pre-op process I've been diagnosed with sleep Apnea, pre diabetes, and Non-Alcoholic Fatty liver, which has really opened my eyes to the damage I'm doing to my body. My levels are not high by any means and I have heard multiple times from my nutritionist that my blood tests shows I'm actually quite healthy, but my family history has diabetes on both sides (multi generational), so I know what lays ahead if I do not do something now. I've been overweight since the age of 9, so it's a scary, but exciting prospect to finally be 'normal' when I enter a room.

ANYWAYS -- I want to know -- What conditions did RNY/Bypass cause you to 'Lose' other than just the weight?

No longer take a bunch of pills for diabetes or high blood pressure.

No longer get puffed out just bending over.

No longer have to rest while vacuuming.

No longer have to shop in the MR BIG section.

It's great to look and feel normal

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Stress incontinence

Lack of confidence

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High blood pressure, sleep apnea, and pre-diabetes.

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sleep apnea and my gallbladder

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