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Hello all post op bypass

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by LillithaT, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. LillithaT

    LillithaT New Member

    Messages:
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    Trophy Points:
    4
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    8/16/2015
    Start Weight:
    285
    Current Weight:
    180
    Goal Weight:
    ?
    Location:
    Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    Well I thought I would say hello and also maybe give a little bit of background on myself. I am Jen and I am a single mom of two teenage girls. I had my surgery almost 2 years ago now. I have 2 cousins who also had bariatric surgery, one the sleeve and the other a bypass same as me. They are really my only support at the moment.

    I had some major nasty complications with the surgery which requires an extended stay and nearly killed me. I have a big scar now but I am a fighter and im still glad I did it. I am down 100 lbs. And several of my co-morbidities are gone. I have other health issues as well but the surgery helped me in several ways.

    My surgeon left the area and the whole program dissolved before I was post op for one year. I am hoping to find support and also lend my support as someone who has been through this process, had a rough time, and has been fairly successful.
     
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  2. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    740
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    150.3
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Welcome, you knowledge will be very helpful. So I'm going to start with a question, has your weight fluctuated and how are the other two in your life doing with their weight loss, I had my surgery in December, so not yet a year out, and still trying to get down to my goal, and did you have your extra skin removed or is it shrinking
     
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  3. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    962
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Hi Jen. Welcome to the group. So sorry to hear you had such terrible complications. Can't wait to get to know you. Like Tracy, I had my surgery December 2016. I'm down 117#. I've been very lucky and had no real complications. I take some medications that cause weight gain, part of the reason I needed the surgery. They are now hindering my weight loss, but I'm still slowly losing, so I won't complain. :)
     
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