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How Happy Are You With Your Decision To Have Weight Loss Surgery?

Discussion in 'Polls: Member Surveys' started by Kevin, May 5, 2012.

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How Happy Are You With Your Decision To Have Weight Loss Surgery?

  1. Very, Very Happy!

    57 vote(s)
    58.2%
  2. Happy

    24 vote(s)
    24.5%
  3. Indifferent/Not Sure Yet

    13 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. Not Happy

    3 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. Very, Very Unhappy!

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. smiles50

    smiles50 Member

    Messages:
    60
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Surgery Type:
    gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    july 28 2014
    Start Weight:
    243
    Current Weight:
    168
    Goal Weight:
    130
    hang in there and you can have pizza i order all meat extra cheese and i only get the toppings and not the bread all protien! and i still cook I love to cook and i freeze potions for me.
     
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  2. smiles50

    smiles50 Member

    Messages:
    60
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Surgery Type:
    gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    july 28 2014
    Start Weight:
    243
    Current Weight:
    168
    Goal Weight:
    130
    I LOVE MY DECISION! THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS CONSTAPATION! IT IS KILLING ME! so does anyone know if the fiber one bars help? i just started on them i need to do something!
     
  3. g.Garcia7744

    g.Garcia7744 Member

    Messages:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Surgery Type:
    gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    03/22/16
    Start Weight:
    310
    Current Weight:
    277
    Goal Weight:
    110
    Location:
    Brownsville, Tx.
    to scapper
    please don't feel so bad I am also going through the same thing but the good thing is that at least my diabetes is gone that was my worst problem it was ruining my kidneys already and I had also lost part of my vision.
     
  4. Linney

    Linney Member

    Messages:
    321
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Surgery Type:
    RNY Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    April 4, 2011
    Start Weight:
    330
    Current Weight:
    130
    Goal Weight:
    130
    It's not easy in the beginning stages of the journey, but in time and only in time will you be able to SLOWLY introduce food items you once enjoyed. Honestly if you abstain from eating the foods that packed on the pounds to begin with I personally found that when I began to eat them, that they never tasted the same and I don't know if it's because I didn't remember what they tasted like, or my taste for high-carb foods were no longer appealing to me anymore. Don't feel you've made the mistake by choosing to have surgery. It is a tool and if utilized to its fullest potential, the long-term results will be wonderful and as you mentioned that your diabetes is no longer an issue and that could have been quite dangerous with kidney failure, or losing limbs, and eyesight as well. Think long term on this journey and continue to receive motivation and support from people who have succeeded and remain faithful and dedicated to the new lifestyle. It takes time, but once you reach your desired goal, you'll look, feel, and have the life you so truly deserve. Health is our wealth, remember that!

    Be well my friends...xxoo Linney
     
  5. nanji

    nanji New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    2
    Surgery Type:
    sleevee
    Surgery Date:
    May 23, 2016
    Start Weight:
    376
    Current Weight:
    338
    Goal Weight:
    275
    Location:
    las Vegas, NV
    I had the sleeve on May 23,2016. I have been sick ever since. I can barely get water down. I have constant heartburn and IBS (which I never had before). The Dr gave me the purple pill for the heartburn and told me a few tums a day is ok. It doesn't help. I am dehidrated and am very weak. I get winded walking 10 feet. I can barely get 4 oz of protein shake down a day, which isn't my 60 grams in so I am looking forward to my hair falling out soon. I have lost over 40lbs and I know about 20 of that was fluids. As of today if someone asked me if they should get the surgery, I would tell them This was the biggest mistake I have ever done in my life. My boyfriend gets frustrated with me but from not feeling sick ever to being sick to the stomach and having heart burn 24 hours a day makes me very unhappy. I guess I am impatient like he says but come on..being sick constantly ...who wants to feel worst than you have in your life.
     
  6. Linney

    Linney Member

    Messages:
    321
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Surgery Type:
    RNY Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    April 4, 2011
    Start Weight:
    330
    Current Weight:
    130
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Yes constipation can be a challenge in the beginning. Try to eat foods that contain fiber such as chic peas, mangos can help a lot as well. Drinking a lot of water too and moving a lot. Olive oil can get things going too. Give it a try.
     
  7. Linney

    Linney Member

    Messages:
    321
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Surgery Type:
    RNY Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    April 4, 2011
    Start Weight:
    330
    Current Weight:
    130
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Seek advice from your doctor about what's going on with you not being able to get water down. Also the issue with heartburn as well. Stay in touch with your doctor who knows best and make sure they assist you through this time that you are encountering difficulties. It takes time, don't give up, I promise it gets better. We all have our moments. In the beginning, we learn, we grow, we adjust, we see the results, have faith, keep moving forward, move in the direction of your goal, don't look back...look ahead. Buy a new outfit that's at least four sizes too small, and make it your goal to fit in that outfit. Plan a trip to look forward to when you're at goal that you've always wanted to do but you couldn't do since you're weight restricted you. It gets better I promise you. Stay with the program, but as I mentioned...if you're having issues seek advice from your Dr. and their medical team. They should be there for you to help and assist you. You shouldn't be having all of these problems so early on. These are minor problems that can be adjusted to make this a better and more comfortable journey to take.
     
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  8. heyitsdeb

    heyitsdeb Member

    Messages:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    9
    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    06/06/2016
    Start Weight:
    202
    Current Weight:
    182
    Goal Weight:
    125
    Location:
    portland oregon
    SORRY TO VEGAN OUT ON YOU BUT YOUR HAVING TROUBLE DRINKING MILK BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT A BABY COW, PLEASE TRY ALMOND OR SOY MILK :)
     
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  9. Tamara Price

    Tamara Price Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    09/23/13
    Start Weight:
    304
    Current Weight:
    241
    Goal Weight:
    199
    Location:
    Victorville, CA
    I'm extremely happy with my decision to have gastric sleeve surgery. I would do it again in a heart beat. Having the surgery has probably saved me from getting late onset diabetes.
     
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