Plastic Surgery Soon! Gastric Bypass Patient..Lost 160

Started off weighing 292 Pounds. I was very small...

Started off weighing 292 Pounds. I was very small coming up and when I turned 18 I had my first child and that's when the weight crept up on me, my second child I went from 142 to 198 then my third child in 2007 I went from 230 to 278 pounds!! Also each pregnancy my kids weighed between 8 and 11 pounds!!!! I had no time for me, I was depressed and tried every diet known to mankind. I was diagnose with diabetes in 2008 and I felt that the breaking point was right there!!!

I decided to have the Gastric Bypass surgery, Medicare approved my wishes Dec of 2010, Surgery was set for Feb 11th 2011 and was a big SUCCESS!!!

Dr Lauren July

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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hi your story is very similar to mine except I have only one child and so far no diabetes but I am really struggling with my weight right know I weigh 270 pounds and its a lot of weight on me I am just know getting started with the weigh ins and things but im still wondering are they going to really do this and also how much weight did you lose before surgery I hope I get approved over all how long did it take you the whole process to have surgery
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U look wonderful.........way To go :)))))
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Hi ladies, sorry I haven't kept you updated. I had my surgery Aug 17, 2012. I weighed 250 at the time of surgery, today I'm 204. It wasen't easy and I cried often, but at the end of the day I'm glad I did it. I see my waist line again! Yayy! I feel sexy again after 2 years. The hardest part is still cooking for my husband and children, but I can't eat what they're eating. I was up walking 2 hours after surgery and it helped with the gas. I struggle with the whole 60 grams of protein, so I'm back on my shakes...it looks like I'll definitely need a tummy tuck next year, and breast lift. I still got my booty, so far lol, but I may need a fat tranfer to smooth it out. Good luck ladies on your up and coming surgeries. No Regrets:=)
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WOW..you look amazing... thanks for sharing....I'm so nervous one week from today....
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Wonderful! I pray for your speedy recovery!!
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Hi Somone You remind me of myself because I got the pretty face but Ive always been over weight. I have no children just never ate right. Now Im 37 im ready for a new life I will love for you to tell me all about it. Ive lost 30lbs with out the surgery but do to lympedema its important that I loose the weight immediately because i cant stand longs periods due to poor circulation. You are an angel. You have inspired me greatly. God bless you dear now and forever. Can you please hit me on face book pleaseTiffanieJemetrise Carter
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Thank you for sharing your journey. My surgery date is 12Nov12. I am on day 7 of 14 pre op diet. This diet sucks do you have any tips to get me through the next 7 days.
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Hang in there...My original date was October 30th cancelled due to the storm that hit the east coast...did the liquid diet up til the 29th so just about 14 days..they called and rescheduled now my date is Nov 13th....Started the liquid diet today they gave me a week because I did the liquid diet prior to the other date. I find it gets easier and easier. I was cleaning my house keeping myself busy and it didn't really bother me.
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I was on a liquid diet 2 weeks before surgery! I couldn't eat any solids. I'm close to being 2 years out and I have no regrets!
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Thank you I am on day 12 and it really wasn't that bad (now that its almost over)
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What a journey . You look great .BTW Your hair is on point in every pic .
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Awwww thanks!!!!
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Simone your legs look wayyyy better than mine after bypass surgery- I look like a melted candle in my legs- lol....... you keep looking for a suitable surgeon my friend~
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You look wonderful simone, I'm scheduled for Aug 10, 2012, looking foward to living again:)
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Hey how is everything going? Did you have the surgery? Please update!! : -D
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Abuvave, did you have the surgery?
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Hi, as I,m just 3 weeks out of surgery and to be honest has been no means a walk in the park. have an anti sickness patch on continuosly cant shake the day to day felling of sickness and dizzyness wondering if u had any of these symptons and finding this very hard HELP xxx
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I'm sorry to hear about your symtoms, to tell you the truth when I was 3 weeks out I was grocery shopping and I went back to work! (even though I was not suppose to) Some people response to the surgery varies.
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Hi Chickadee,

I haven't had the bypass yet, I will be having it in January 2012. However, I have had a gastric balloon and I was suffering the same symptoms you are. I lost 20 pounds in 4 days as I couldn't keep anything down, not even a sip of water. For me it got to the stage where I had to be admitted to hospital to have IV anti sickness and painkillers. They also gave me some much needed fluid. It took another week or 2 before I could start eating again.

After surgery like this your body is going to react very strongly to what has happened. Your stomach won't understand and will be fighting you. You have to train your stomach into thinking that this is the way it's going to be from now on.

Simone is right that everyone reacts differently to this procedure. You need to stay in contact with your doctor and ensure you take your sickness drugs. Keep trying to eat and drink, even the tiniest amounts are a victory at the begining.

Good luck!

Kirsty

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Aloha simone thanks for posting this. I am getting the courage more to do it. I have a question dose the skin bounce back I am 25 310 ponds and I am scared if I loose all that weight my sking won't retract back and will sag??? People told me no it dose not only if you do it at a older age but that is one of my greatest fear lol well you look good keep it up Aloha!
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Hello Analani! It really depends on that individual, My skin is sagging in the arm area and leg area. But I also know a few ladies that have lost over 250 pounds and only have sagging skin in the stomach area. I knew that I was going to have sagging skin, I will look forward to plastic surgery in the future.
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Excellent! You're doing really well. It's hard work but definitely worth it.

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Hi Kirsty!! Right now I weigh 179 pounds....and the scale is still moving!
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May i ask,were you nervous prior the surgery??? My mind can play some tricks on me. Thanks Dawn
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I am four days away, I know what you are feeling. I am scared!
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