I had the bypass done 22nd Sept 2007, and have never looked back. I have gone from 23 stone to 10st 4 lb. I feel amazing. Although the 1st year was more mentaly difficult, ( to get used to eating properly) the 2nd year I think was the hardest th keep on track.
this is not a miricle, you do have to work with it and not against it. I attend a suport group and a few mwmbers in there 2nd year have started to gain weight as they have started to slip into there old way of living. As I said it is not a miricale it's a tool to help you.
As a result of loosing so much weight so fast I ended up with Gall stones, and had to have my gall bladder removed, I became extreemly aneemic and had to have a iron drip as i couldnt tolarate the tablets.
Listen to the doctors and nurses, they know what is best.
I was back at work after 2 weeks and felt ok, i didnt rush into eating, 4 weeks liquid and 2 weeks pureed worked really well but was hard mentaly as i just wanted to chew... i missed it. I am now waiting to have a tummy tuck and upper arm lift done, Not looking forward to the recovery!!
good luck everyone who is going to go through this...