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I just had my first appointment with the surgeon. It went really well, and I’m glad I took the first step. We are leaning toward Gastric Bypass as the procedure for me. It’s a 3 month process to surgery with his office, 3 visits with him, 3 visits with dietician, plus clearance by Cardiology, Pulmonology and sleep medicine.

My next visit with him and the dietician will be in about a month and he’s sending out the referrals to the offices for the clearances and working on prior authorization with insurance.

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22 hours ago, Jalapeño said:

You didn't explain your reasoning for choosing the gastric bypass.

Because of my co-morbid conditions he feels that is best, and also the amount of weight I need to lose to be in a safe/healthy space. I have pre existing pretty severe GERD and Gastroparesis and he said that Bypass is best and I need to lose at least 180 pounds to be closer to an ideal weight, and he said Bypass allows for a greater percentage of loss versus sleeve.

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I chose the RNY Gastric Bypass mainly because of GERD. I have suffered from extreme bouts with it for years. I also wanted the best possible long term out come. I am 11 days out and honestly doing pretty good. I am absolutely over drinking all my foods though 😕

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I had my RNY on 22 April. I'm also following the post op diet. It's not easy, but I remind myself that my insides have been sliced and diced so to speak, so have to go easy with things I put down my throat. The hardest thing for me is lying on my back. I imagine I'll be lying on my back for a good month. I'm too afraid to sleep on my sides any time soon. My incisions haven't completely healed. I can't wait for them to fully heal so that I can start submerging myself in the bath.

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