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About newmetobe

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  • Birthday 10/02/1969

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Southeast NC
  • Age 42


  • Surgeon Dr. David Miles
  • Hospital New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Height (ft-in) 5-02
  • Start Weight 251
  • Current Weight 199
  • Goal Weight 150
  • Surgery Date 01/09/2012
  • Surgery Type Gastric Bypass

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  1. newmetobe added a topic in Post-op Gastric Bypass   

    3 months post op.
    I reached the 3 month mark this past Monday. Had my doctors appointment yesterday.

    Walked into the waiting room and checked in. About 5 minutes later, the PA called my name. I had already loosened my shoe laces, so all I had to do was slip them off and step on the scale. I closed my eyes when the numbers started changing. I heard my hubby behind me say "Oh cool", so I opened my eyes. The number on the scale was 199!!
    I DID IT! I made it to "One-derland" !!!!!! I haven't been below 200 in YEARS!!
    For several days now, I have been walking on air. At first it was over the weekend, when I was able to put in a LARGE T-shirt and the thing FIT PERFECTLY, then reaching onederland.
    ***HAPPY DANCE!!***
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  2. newmetobe added a post in a topic My new haircut...keep it or grow it back?   

    Omg! It's so cute. I wish I could cut mine short, but I have spiral curls that are natural and if I cut my hair short it will look like a football helmet! The cut is very stylish on you. I bet hubby comes around before you know it! Men fear change.
  3. newmetobe added a post in a topic Is 3 weeks too early?   

    I had my surgery (Lap RNY) on 1/9/12, was back at work on light duty on 1/17/12 and back on the truck on 2/1/12. I'm a paramedic, so we are constantly lifting and have had no problems, other than eating.
  4. newmetobe added a post in a topic I love the new me!   

  5. newmetobe added a post in a topic Um...WOW. Before and after, 3 mos out   

    You are looking so good! I know you feel so much better already!
    I just past my 2 month mark, so I know the joy you are feeling.
    Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!
  6. newmetobe added a topic in Member Photos   

    2 months post op!
    its amazing what a difference 44 pounds will make.

    • 7 replies
  7. newmetobe added a post in a topic food then, food now   

    1. nothing really
    2. bread
    3. fish. HATED the taste of it, now, its not so bad.
  8. newmetobe added a post in a topic Gall Bladder Issues   

    Thank you. Guess its just a wait and see situation. Hopefully I can stay one of the ones that don't have any issues.
  9. newmetobe added a topic in Ask Dr. Callery   

    Gall Bladder Issues
    Just for the record, I am not having issues with mine.

    I am curious though about the incidences of gall bladder problems after weight loss surgery. I know several people who had RNY and most began having problems within a couple of years. Is this common? and is there generally an average time for this to occur?

    My surgeon put me on Actigall after my surgery, so I'm hoping not to have issues, but somehow I think its inevitable.

    Thank you for any information.
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  10. newmetobe added a post in a topic SCALE STOMPERS UNITE!   

    Had my 6 week follow up today! Down 21 pounds since surgery and 39 since I started! Got cleared to eat "anything with caution". He said to experiment and see how I tolerate it. I am sooo stoked!
  11. newmetobe added a post in a topic New Tattoo   

    My son almost has me convinced to get a phoenix as my next tattoo. He says the phoenix symbolized "rebirth" and since the surgery, I am becoming a new person.
  12. newmetobe added a post in a topic SCALE STOMPERS UNITE!   

    I would like to be a "Scale Stomper"!!!
  13. newmetobe added a post in a topic Anyone Else For 9Th January   

    I am 5 weeks out tomorrow, and down a total of 34 pounds. 20 since surgery. I feel AWESOME!!! Hope everyone else is having great experiences!!!
  14. newmetobe added a topic in Member Photos   

    One Month Post Op
    Total of 33 pounds gone since the beginning of this journey.
    15 since surgery on 1/9/12

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  15. newmetobe added a post in a topic Hello From North Carolina   

    HI!!!! Just wanted to let you know that my decision to have bypass was the best decision I have made. I, too, am 42 years old, and needed to lose about 100lbs. I am down 32 so far. 14 since surgery.
    I will also let you know that your choice in surgeons is EXCELLENT!! He is my surgeon as well.
    Hope to hear more from you!