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Suzanne-photog4fun

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Southern California
  • Age
    65

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  • Surgeon
    The GREAT Dr. Charles Callery (RNY)
  • Hospital
    Pomerado near San Diego, California
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    275+
  • Current Weight
    187
  • Goal Weight
    165
  • Surgery Date
    01/29/2002
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Charles Callery

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  1. Overeaters Anonymous is free and has helped me tremendously. oasandiego.org. or oalaig.org. Give it a try.
  2. I posted this many years ago and the information is still valid today. I had surgery in 2002 and not following the "RULES" has resulted in intermittent weight gain for me. I struggle the most with wanting to drink with my meals.
  3. DR. CALLERY,  THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY LIFE

  4. I haven't been on this forum for many years so thought I'd give an update.  I had my RNY in 2002, pre-op 273+lb, 5'6", 46 yrs old.  I have never regretted my surgery.  It saved my life.  It has been a wonderful tool despite my challenges over the years.  I am a serious sugar addict and was able to regain slowly 60 lbs..  I still feel some restriction from my pouch thank God, but grazing on food / sugar throughout the day is why I gained weight.  I've had problems with anemia and vitamin deficiencies during times that I didn't consistently take my vitamins which are critical.  My diabetes went away for 14 yrs but returned with my weight regain or possibly because I was destined to eventually get diabetes anyway since I am 65 yrs old.  I am so grateful that I haven't been morbidly obese for the past 18 yrs. Surgery changed my life.

    I am now actively involved in Overeaters Anonymous online zoom meetings to help me with my addiction to sugar and abnormal relationship with food.  It has helped me immensely.  If you are struggling, consider going to OA.  Surgery helps with weight loss but doesn't cure food addiction.

  5. Next month, it will be 14 yrs. since my Roux en Y gastric bypass. I have definitely had my ups and downs (quite literally) over the years with my weight going up and down as high as 65 lbs above my lowest weight, yet a far cry from the 120 lbs. that I initially took off. This weight gain occurs when I start eating sweets again, becoming quickly addicted to it once again. My proven track record is that I can NOT eat sweets in moderation. It is as powerful of an addiction as heroin or alcohol for others. I wish that gastric bypass surgery cured my sugar addiction but it didn't. I am least obsessed when I stay FAR, FAR away of sweets. What it did do is give me a fighting chance at maintaining a moderately overweight body instead of being morbidly obese. My pouch doesn't restrict as much as it once did, but it still does some. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Charles Callery (y surgeon) for changing my life. I have never regretted for one moment my decision to have gastric bypass surgery, despite my ups and downs, and various health challenges (vitamin deficiencies). It was the best thing that ever happened to me in my entire life. I am grateful.
  6. Yes, I could really use the extra help! We're so glad to have you back. I'll be in touch this week.

  7. It's amazing to see how much it has grown. Thank you for doing such a good job managing it. Suzanne

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