I had Gastric Bypass November 28, 2006. I weighed 383 at my highest weight. I weigh 173 today.
I was 42 when I had the surgery and had waited several years before really going for it.
The reason I had gastric bypass was because I was tired. I was tired of dying. I was tired of not being able to walk without holding on to things for help. At night-I could hear my heart beating in my ears.
I honestly could feel my life ebbing away. It took me 2 plus years to go through all the insurance hoops-plus required classes/education.
I wish more folks would be required to take both the nutritional and psychology courses. This is a HUGE life changing event and sadly-if you do not work to CHANGE your mind and habits-you quite possibly can doom yourself to failure.
Another shot a life
Truly learning about my body and nutrition
Change can be very difficult-even when it's GREAT change. May I suggest working with a support system (which might include a therapist)?
The flip side of another shot at life can be putting yourself into a life threatening situation. If you do not take this operation seriously-you are at risk.
I would do it again, absolutely! Feel free to ask any questions!
I had this surgery in Northern California and have since moved to England.
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I highly recommend this group. Dr. Lee was fabulous-as are the rest of the staff at Valley Health. They listened and they understood. They are well experienced and I was in great hands!