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Chia added a topic in Post-op Gastric BypassAlmost 3 years down- It gets better.I'll officially it 3 years on October 30, but this is close enough. =0)
I was inspired by the "It gets better" project (though obviously different subject matter) to compile a few things as words of encouragement for those in the early stages. It gets better. As crappy as you may feel at the outset, things get better and life is much better once you stop living life like a "before" picture.
Starting BMI: 69.9
3-Years Post-Op: 30.5
Starting Weight: 393
3-Years Post-Op: 175- One-der-land is a happy happy place!
**I'm down 218 lbs and less than half the person I used to be.**
Starting Size: 32/34 W (Top & Bottoms)
3-Years Post-Op:L Top, 14 Bottom (plastics made it possible!)
At surgery- Slow post-op urination, 20lb in hospital fluid retention weight gain.
Post-Op to Present- Constipation, vitamin d deficiency corrected with prescription level supplements.
I now make 18K more per year than I did pre-op.
I bought my first house.
I'm now a published researcher.
I had plastics earlier this year and LOVE the results.
I feel great.
I look great.
I smile more and am generally happy.
My skin is great- less facial hair, no acne, and nice skin texture/moisture.
I will always struggle with the carb monster.
I should exercise more, but am at least confident that I can.
Calcium 400 x3
Sublingual B12 (2x/week)
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Chia added a topic in Member PhotosPre/Post Circumferential Body LiftThe pre-op pics were taken the night before. The post-side shot was the day I was discharged. The front shot was 10 days post op.
Some of the pics might be small because I needed to de-identify them. I know many people here are wonderful, but it is still a public site and there are trolls-so please don't be offended at my attempts to keep my privacy.
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