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Have a surgery date....!!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Alioop, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Alioop

    Alioop Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Current Weight:
    243
    Location:
    St louis, Missouri
    Got the call yesterday. Surgery is scheduled in 3 weeks. That will make it approximately 8 weeks since I started the path to surgery. Both excited and nervous. I have done a tremondous amount of research, but, still feel unprepared. Appreciate so much all the insight and encouragement this forum and it's members have given me.
     
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  2. Jeff N

    Jeff N One pound at a time.

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    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Sending prayers and positivity your way. You are going to be just fine!
     
  3. Alioop

    Alioop Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Current Weight:
    243
    Location:
    St louis, Missouri
    Well, surgery date is now on hold as it seems I have gallstones. My surgeon wants to remove the gallbladder first and then go back 4 weeks later to do the bypass. Gallbladder surgery is scheduled for next wednesday. I guess it will have to be one step at a time. : - (
     
  4. rainyann

    rainyann Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    3/13/17
    I had my gall bladder removed at the same time... Well actually I had my sleeve done, my gall bladder out and a hiatal hernia done at the same time..... It can be done and is done frequently. No need to go back for a second surgery. I realize it is your surgeon's choice but ask if he/she would reconsider. The recovery is the same, just a couple extra puncture holes
    on second thought I had a sleeve and I see you are having a bypass... that may be the difference
     
  5. Teresa52

    Teresa52 Bariatric Guru

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    Trophy Points:
    32
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    2000
    Start Weight:
    approxiately 450 pounds
    Current Weight:
    approxiately 150 pounds
    Goal Weight:
    I've reached it!!!
    Location:
    Willingboro New Jersey
    Keep your spirit UP!

    Everything you are going through, It's all a part of life. We can only live ONE DAY AT A TIME, ONE HOUR AT A TIME...ONE MINUTE AT A TIME...ONE SECOND AT A TIME and ONE MOMENT AT A TIME, before the next day.

    There is one thing... "WE ALL CAN BE SURE OF" and that is "NOTHING HAPPENS BEFORE ITS TIME"

    YOUR TIME IS COMING!

    BE ENCOURAGED! WE ARE HERE FOR YOU...
     
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  6. Teresa52

    Teresa52 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    32
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    2000
    Start Weight:
    approxiately 450 pounds
    Current Weight:
    approxiately 150 pounds
    Goal Weight:
    I've reached it!!!
    Location:
    Willingboro New Jersey
    I had the gastric bypass and my gall bladder was removed at the same time.
     
  7. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    226.6
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    I'm sorry your date was postponed. At least they caught the gallstones. My first surgery date was cancelled the day before surgery as it was decided a stress test was needed. I had gone through the 2 week protein shake diet, barely and dreaded having to do it again. Surgery rescheduled for 7 weeks out. So see, it could be worse. Lol
     
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  8. HEALTHYME

    HEALTHYME Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    10/12/2017
    Start Weight:
    409
    Current Weight:
    327
    Goal Weight:
    175
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Wow, that had to be taught Christine. I'm sure you had to remain focus on your why.
     
  9. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    226.6
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    It was tough. Unfortunately I took the reasoning of “I’ll never eat this again so why not now”. I didn’t gain any weight, but I didn’t lose any either. I had lost 20# up until then.
     
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