Location: Maryland
Member since 8/4/2009


  • 19 total posts
  • 3 reviews

Reviews & Stories

Gastric Bypass Surgery - I Am a New Person - Havre de Grace, MD

I had Gastric Bypass surgery done in Sept. 2008. I weighed 259 pounds on the day of surgery. I had diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, achy name it. I had no complications at all from this surgery. I had it done laproscopic, and only had 6 small cuts on my belly. The healing process was very fast and I was back to normal in no time at all. If you are willing to... READ MORE

Lost 100lb After Gastric Bypass Surgery - Completely Happy with my Tummy Tuck - Bel Air, MD

After having lost 100 pounds following gastric bypass surgery, I chose to have a tummy tuck procedure due to the hanging skin I was left with. I consulted with Dr. H, and after he talked with me in great length about my options, I decided to have the "fleur de lis" tummy tuck. I already had a scar down the middle of my stomach, so I had nothing to lose as far as a scar went. I am so... READ MORE

Flappy Arms Are Gone - Bel Air, MD

I had my brachioplasty done 4 months ago. I am extremely happy with the results. The worst part of the whole ordeal were the drains and the swelling. The drains were only in for about 1 week and the swelling lasted about 4 weeks before it wasn't noticable anymore. The pain was very mild. Yes, I have a scar down the inside of both arms, but I was aware of it going into this procedure,... READ MORE

Recent comments from Cindy4287

Jazzlady, That all sounds pretty normal to me. I was only able to raise my arms just barely up to my shoulder level...if that far. I remember sitting at the table trying to eat and having to bend over to reach the fork because I... READ COMMENT

I was not confined to bed at all. I was able to get in and out of bed with no problems. I was also able to go out of the house, but I did not drive myself. The only thing I really couldn't do was any housework or lifting and carrying... READ COMMENT

Sounds like you are doing great LMull....congrats on a successful surgery, and no drains, WOW, recovery should be a breeze for you. READ COMMENT

The only other thing that I can think of when it comes to being prepared, is to have things you might need within arms reach, you won't be able to reach up with your arms to get something off a shelf or lift anything more than 5 pounds,... READ COMMENT

I had to strip my drains (some call it milking the drains). It helps to keep the fluid flowing freely thru the tube and helps to pull out any small clots of blood that might otherwise plug up the drains. It is much easier to do if you... READ COMMENT