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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
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Chefman77

    I did it!!!!!!

    Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work!
  2. Chefman77


    Hi @Luke76. I suffer from bipolar and anxiety and I had gastric bypass a little over a year ago. I was concerned as to whether or not my medications would continue to work for me post-op as good as they had for years prior. I take the same meds and the same doses that I did before surgery and I haven't had any problems. If anything, the weight loss has improved my mental health. For my two cents, if you have a good relationship with your doctor and are open and honest with how you're doing and what your needs are, you can work through any adjustments that may or may not be necessary post op. I wouldn't be surprised if your dosage stayed the same or even decreased after significant weight loss. One thing I was concerned about was absorption. I crush every pill that can be crushed to alleviate the absorption problem. The only pill I take that can't be crushed is my bupropion and I haven't had any issues with it. I wish you the best as you move forward in this. Let me know if you have any questions.
  3. Chefman77

    My 1st Surgerversary!

  4. Chefman77

    I got brave :)

    You look great @Nana Trish!
  5. Chefman77

    My 1st Surgerversary!

    Thanks Trish! You’ve done spectacular too! Especially with everything you’ve been through.
  6. Chefman77

    My 1st Surgerversary!

    Thanks CJ! My wife is super proud of me. I am surprised at how much things have tightened up, especially the “moobs!” I’ve never been able to see obliques on me before. It’s pretty awesome!
  7. Chefman77

    My 1st Surgerversary!

  8. Chefman77

    My 1st Surgerversary!

    The first picture was the morning of my surgery and the second was this morning. I set my goal at 185 pounds. I’ve been at 195 for a couple of months now. My body seems to like it at 195. I’m pretty happy with where I’m at. I lift weights 4 days a week. I ride my bike between 100-150 miles a week and have recently started running too. I signed up to do a century ride on June 16th. My farthest ride to date has been 64 miles. I think I’m going to join the gym again so I can get back to swimming laps. Maybe I’ll do a triathlon before the summers over. Who knows? I need to scroll through the forum and catch up. I haven’t been on in a while.
  9. Chefman77

    When do you get out of the hospital

    All good in the neighborhood now!
  10. Chefman77

    Favorite Protein Shake

    I like Premier caramel and chocolate the best.
  11. Chefman77

    When do you get out of the hospital

    I had to stay 3 nights because I couldn't pee... Welcome to the loser's bench @Megans0988!
  12. Chefman77

    ~ Goal! ~

    Congratulations @TammyP! You've done an incredible job getting to goal. I wish you the best as you transition to maintenance.
  13. Chefman77

    "At goal" pics

    @Nana Trish Truly Remarkable! Looking at the photos and thinking about all you've been through brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy for you!
  14. Chefman77


    Outstanding! Congratulations Trish! So happy for your success!
  15. My doctor put me on ferrous sulfate 324mg. One tablet every other day.