Bob J

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About Bob J

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Chiang
  • Hospital
    Elmbrook Memorial
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  • Surgery Type
    Duodenal Switch

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  1. Bob J

    Always Second Guessing Myself & My Choices

    Welcome to the group. Please make the decision that is best for you. I myself, weighed almost 500 pounds and decided if I want to live I need to control my weight. I was closed out from my family, had trouble doing my job at work and just littlest things around the house. Doing the surgery was the best thing I could do. Now that I lost 264 pounds,I enjoy doing things with my family and enjoying life. My health issues have almost all gone away. Best decision in my life. Best of luck with your decision.
  2. Bob J

    Newbie introduction

    Welcome to the group Leigh.
  3. Bob J

    4th Surgiversary

    Congratulations on 4 years. You have done a wonderful job. Thank you for giving me inspiration for the future.
  4. Bob J

    What a difference a year makes !!!

    Good job. Keep up the loss.
  5. Bob J

    I have a date!

    Great job. I know a lot of discipline went into the last year.
  6. Welcome to the group. I hope all goes good with your insurance and the new journey you are on.
  7. Bob J

    New in Central NY

    Welcome to the group.
  8. Bob J

    Hello - Charlotte area post surgery 7/30

    Welcome to Thinner Times. Hope all went well with your surgery.
  9. Bob J

    August 23

    Wear loose clothing. Bring Chapstick. A neck pillow for the hospital bed is good and a good pillow to hold against your stomach/chest for the ride home.
  10. Bob J


    Welcome to the group.
  11. Bob J

    Amount of weight lost

    I had surgery October 2016 and weighed 484 pound. July 2018 (21 months after surgery) I weighed 269 pounds (215 pounds in 21 months). July 13, 2018 I had skin reduction surgery and now 5 weeks after that surgery I weigh 220 pounds. Total loss: 264 pounds. Hope this information helped.
  12. Bob J

    What a difference a year makes !!!

    Great job. Keep up the good work.
  13. It’s been a while since I have been here, I lost the site when my iPad went down. 21 months after my surgery, I was able to get skin reduction on my stomach and chest. Here are the before and after pictures. The doctor removed 30 pounds off my stomach and 3 pounds off each breast and about 5 pounds in liposuction.
  14. Bob J

    One year anniversary today

    It's posts and success like this that encourage me even more everyday. As my surgery date approaches, I thought I would be nervous about the surgery part but I'm not. The part I am most nervous about is what if I fail, but with success stories like yours and the many others on TTF, I know I will Succeed. Looking at your profile, you have great start. You should be proud of what you already accomplished. If your weight loss slows or stalls, don't get discouraged and keep moving forward. Surgery is only a tool to help you lose weight. It's all dependent on you and I believe you will make it. The members of TTF are great support. They will help answer your question or guide you in the right direction. I hope your hospital or doctor has a support group. If not try and find one in your area. They are so helpful at times. Best of luck on November 8th.
  15. Bob J

    One year anniversary today

    It's been a long journey. I still have a ways to go (another 100 pounds). Health wise I am feeling great and have a gooD attitude towards things. I am diabetics free and don't take medication any more. I don't walk with a cane and can accutually bend over and tie my shoes or pick something off the floor. I am moving around a lot faster. As someone said, "You lost a whole person" I love the fact I can sit in a regular chair. I look at the picture of me in the red shirt (far left) and I think I never want to be like that again. I want to say, anyone can do it and make it work. Thank you all for the encouraging comments.