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Hello I’m new to the group looking for others advice ....I do know deep down... I have the answer ..l am doing the right thing for myself..I have been going through the steps 1 more to go for gastric bypass as I have very bad reflux... I have 3 family members Who have gone through this 17 years ago one of whom one passed away from Mel nutrition... I chose to keep it quiet from some do to this So I thought ...the other two found out and all I’ve heard about is not to have the surgery done ...One regrets it she says she has flutters and dumping all the time the other one has gained a lot of her weight back ... I understand everyone is different.. I do take a heart pill because my heart skips a beat at times ..did talk to doctor and that is one thing I am concerned about heart flutters but as I have told my family members I wanna go through with this anyways so my question is to all of you have any of you had real bad spouts with these flutters and with male nutrition ?nowadays from reading up I know there are ways to combat that ? & has anyone else had family look down on them for something they feel is right for them ? Thanks for reading

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My mother was really against me getting the surgery, she knows someone who's had some problems with malnutrition and passing out and things like that. I let her talk me out of it one time, it took me about another year and a half before I decided that I was absolutely getting the procedure done. They are improving the procedure all the time, it's probably safer to do now than it ever has been due to improvements in technique and knowledge. In the end you just have to decide that you are going to do it for you, yes family members opinions can be important but it's your life and your health. I'm not far along in the process myself, I just had my surgery on Jan 4 but prior I had severely bad acid reflux and so far I had a little heartburn today but that is the first time which is huge improvement. I can't speak to your heart problems but you said you discussed it with your doctor, did they alleviate your concerns some? Best of luck in whatever you decide.

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I am still going forward .. My doctor is the best in our area so I know I’m in good hands... thanks for responding back... & good luck on your new journey!!!

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