Location: Arizona
Member since 3/26/2012


  • 15 total posts
  • 2 reviews

Reviews by mrsvanessa

I'd Do It Again - Tucson, AZ

I was 43 years old and I had the surgery because of losing all the weight that I did through weight loss surgery five years ago. I was feeling like Humpty Dumpty and I wanted to be put back together again. :) I wanted to feel attractive to myself and to my husband, just basically for myself... READ MORE

Roux En Y (Gastric Bypass Surgery) - San Diego, CA

My husband didn't support me doing the surgery, but supported me... I weighed 244 and lost to 104. First year was rocky, due to the fact somehow I got a pin hole (found day after surgery) in my lower intestine, went in for emergency surgery to fix it. I was in ICU for 2 days and hospital for... READ MORE

Recent comments from mrsvanessa

Jaxxterr, Thank you. I couldn't agree with you more. I didn't have the symptoms prior to surgery even when I was heavy. For me it is still the best decision I did about my weight gain. I wasn't always heavy, but none the less I... READ COMMENT

Ddupuis1974. I did have cosmetic surgery (its in my story) I didn't have a lot of excess skin, however, it was enough that I wanted to feel better about myself. I also took a few years after surgery before making that decision. I... READ COMMENT

Thank you Kirsty....I wouldn't change my decision... I'd still go through it all over again. READ COMMENT

Thank you RN David. I agree it is a long term commitment and change in lifestyle as well as staying hydrated. Good luck to your paitent. READ COMMENT

Hi Kirsty, Thank you, I agree! For me, when my doctor performed the gastric bypass he provided me a use of a tool, and it is up to me to make it work for me a lifetime, or short term... It's been 5 years and no white sugar or fried... READ COMMENT