Yes I had the bypass. My only advice is to remember your pouch lol I to this day eat with my head and with meat it's not good for me I have to sometimes bring back up because it's stuck for too long. Yeah it's funny and fun not being recognized. Especially because I'm a nosey person. It was weird tho not having family recognize me. My goal was just to be under 200lbs I met that 13 months after surgery and the rest was slow and gradual. I don't know if I can say this here but Medicinal plants help me with my appetite, my hyperactive mind, and my addiction to sweets and juice. I've picked a gum chewing habit too.