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Res Ipsa

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  • Gender
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    Craftsbury, VT
  • Interests
    Cooking, walking, current events, history, wine, and travel.
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  • Surgeon
    Denise Gee, MD
  • Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital
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  • Start Weight
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Welcome to TTF! I'm very sorry about the complications that you have faced. You should see a liver specialist doctor about your lab results. I had some unusual lab results after my gastric bypass, and went to see a liver specialist. She determined that that my test results were nothing to worry about. In the meantime, here is some information on the significance of your lab results. https://www.verywellhealth.com/liver-enzymes-1759916 We are here to support you.
  2. @LL2 - if you are in serious pain then you need to go see your surgeon. It is not normal to have pain so long after your surgery. We are here to support you.
  3. Hang in there. The first week or so can be tough, but it gets much better. We are here to support and inform you.
  4. I am about to turn sixty, am male, and once was over 300 pounds () - so I totally understand where you are coming from. I have never (even once) regretted having my gastric bypass many years ago as it allowed me to become thin, healthy and much more active. My only regret is that I did not have it sooner. While it is great after you lose your extra weight to buy clothes off the rack, to walk into a room and not be viewed (and prejudged) as a fat person, to fit into airplane seats with ease, to not get hot and sweaty all the time, and to like how you look in a mirror, the real benefit of losing the weight is to know that you should live so much longer.
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    I cannot be your buddy, but over the years lots of people have found this website to be very helpful for keeping themselves on track. We are here to support and inform you.
  6. Here is a very good guide (from the US) on what to eat after a gastric bypass. https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/-/media/Brochures/TuftsMC/Patient-Care-Services/Departments-and-Services/Weight-and-Wellness-Center/GBP-Diet-Manual12611.ashx?la=en&hash=29F5FC8CE082A84BBD66A46335C50C23B8042A29 A healthy diet after a gastric bypass is critically important for long term success. We are here to support you.
  7. Whatever you do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anyone else. Keith Haring, artist, social activist
  8. @Bluetardis45 - how is it going?
  9. Obviously, this is a matter that you should discuss with your doctors. The crucial issue is how long you should wait between the fibroid embolization (which probably should occur ASAP) and the gastric bypass surgery. As these two procedures/surgeries do not involve the same areas of the body, the wait time between procedures may not be very long. We are here to support you.
  10. Hang in there. We are here to support you. I have never regretted having my surgery, as it allowed me to become healthy, thin, and able to love much longer.
  11. Jenna, Welcome back to TTF! How are you doing?
  12. I do not think that you need to worry about the size of your cups, because right after surgery you will not want to "gulp" water or any other liquid.
  13. It is totally normal to have last minute doubts about having a gastric bypass. I certainly had them. But, I knew that without a gastric bypass I would never be able to lose my excess weight AND keep it off long term. Think about why you are having the surgery. For me, I wanted to live a lot longer (on average) and thus be able to see my two sons get married and have children of their own. I wanted to see those grandchildren grow up. And I wanted to be healthy. Being able to fit into normal clothing, not being sweaty all the time, not worrying about a chair collapsing if I sat in it, nor worrying about fitting easily into a coach airplane seat, not having everyone who meat me judge me by my weight, etc., etc., were just side benefits. I have never regretted having my gastric bypass - not once. My only regret is that I did not have it sooner. We are here to support you. By the way, this was a video that inspired me before and after my surgery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR5US9XTpxc
  14. From what I can find on the internet, Doctors believe that SIPS may make sense if your BMI is over 50. If not, then stick with a gastric bypass. We are here to support you on your weight loss surgery journey.
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