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About Chefman77

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  • Birthday 09/21/1968

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Kuruba
  • Hospital
    G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Hospital Jackson, MS
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  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Been a lot going on with me the last 6 months or so. I'll try and keep it brief and simple. I started having severe pain, frequent vomiting, and acid reflux that eventually led me to the emergency room one night. Fast forward a month or so and 2 EGD's later it was determined that I had some inflammation causing some blockage that they opened with a balloon as well as the formation of a fistula. 

    I underwent Laparoscopic Gastro Gastric Take Down and a Red of the Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass on the 4th of February. The procedure went well. He was able to do the revision without any complications and removed a lot of scar tissue.  I spent 4 days in the hospital. My surgeon thinks the fistula may have formed due to some anti-inflammatory medications I was on for pericarditis (swelling and irritation of the thin saclike membrane surrounding the heart.) 

    So, I'm back on the same post-surgery diet phases...Yay! I'm just ready to get healed up and back to lifting weights, riding my bike, swimming, and running again. Keep me in your prayers as I heal. Thanks!

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    2. Cheesehead


      Oh my!  Hope the healing goes well!  How long before you can work out?  

    3. Chefman77


      @Cheesehead He said I can run, swim, and ride my bike whenever I feel up to it and to listen to my body. I'm going to wait until I'm in a little less pain still. I'm thinking by next Friday or so I'll give it a go and see. As far as lifting weights I have to wait 4-6 weeks. :(

    4. Jen581791


      Poor @Chefman77! I hope you're on the mend and doing well now. That sounds really stressful and scary. Take good care of yourself - it sounds like your team is watching out for you :) 

  2. .8 from gw!!!! You go girl!!!!

    1. Nana Trish

      Nana Trish

      Thanks, @Chefman77!!! I can guarantee that .8 pounds is going to hold on for dear life, lol :) But I'll be there soon!! It's pretty exciting, even though my ultimate goal is 160...my first major goal is 175, and I Hope to be there by the end of the week ♥️ At this point though, I feel good, and I'm ok if it takes some time. I'm loving my new life and happier than I've been In Years!! Loose skin and all :lol:


    2. Chefman77


      That's great Trish! I have no doubt that you will get where you want to be. I like my loose skin more than I liked it when it was filled out...:lol: 

    3. Nana Trish

      Nana Trish

      I'm totally the same, @Chefman77...I was SO worried about the losose skin, but it is way better than weighing 336 pounds! It doesn't bother me nearly as much as I imagined it would. And being this close to a healthy BMI is worth more than anything I could have imagined :wub:

  3. Great success story and kind words from a kind lady. I'm proud of all you've accomplished and thankful for you on TTF. I'm starting to like bright clothing myself these days.
  4. Great pics Jen, you look great! You really seem to be in a good place. Keep doing you.
  5. Congratulations Jen! So happy for you! You look amazing! What a transformation!
  6. Good luck today on your surgery @pandygirl. I'll be seeing you on the loser's bench.
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  8. Good luck today @meltingmagnolia! Day one of the new you!
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    Good luck today @Paigetherage! See you on the losers bench!
  10. That's great CJ! Pretty exciting stuff when you can see it. I only took waist measurements which is down 17". I wish I had taken more measurements. Keep up the great work!
  11. Chefman77



    Good luck today @Cynrey! See you on the losers bench!
  12. Congratulations! It truly is all about experiments and discovering what works for you at this point. Throw in some naps, a good book, and maybe a few Christmas movies and I'd say life is good. Good luck getting things figured out.
  13. That’s awesome @Kio!Keep reaching for the stars!
  14. Good luck today Stephanie!
  15. Hey @Bikeslinger! I was just doing some searching about biking and came across one of your posts. Did you ever get back into biking? 

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