Gastric Bypass Surgery

My weight loss journey after Gastric Bypass surgery.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Gastric Bypass Surgery - Upset Stomach

Glad to have had my shoulder surgery over and no longer needing thearpy, which took up all my spare time! But even more than that, I am glad I am no longer taking pain pills and steriods because all those extra pills are hard on a post gastric bypass surgery stomach! Having the weight loss surgery helped me get rid of a lot of prescription pills ... thank goodness!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Stomach Problems After Gastric Bypass Surgery

I know it has been a while since I have posted but I broke my arm 3 months ago and the recovery process has taken up all my extra time. Now I just found out I will have to have surgery on a torn muscle that occurred during the same fall :-(

During this whole time, I have been taking pain killers in pill form and have gotten a couple doses of steroid packs ... tough on any ones stomach but extra rough to someone who has had gastric bypass surgery. After this last steroid pack I had heartburn/acid ingestion for a week AFTER I took the last pill! The doctor believes it is all because of my gastric bypass surgery and that has sped up his decision to use surgery to fix the tear.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gastric Bypass Surgery Still Not Taking Seriously

If the subject ever comes up and I tell someone I have had gastric bypass surgery, there is a pretty good chance that a women (and it is always a women) who does not have a serious weight issue, says "Oh, I should get that, I am getting so fat!"

That kind of statement makes me so mad! It is as if gastric bypass surgery is the new diet craze but here is the catch, you can not turn back! This is a lifestyle change, it is forever and it is not for the average person looking to lose 20 pounds!

This is no joke .... the paperwork, the stress tests, actual surgery that takes recovery time and a year of slowly adding foods until you can go back to eating most everything. I had the surgery over 4 years ago and I still have to think about what and when I eat. It was totally worth everything because it saved my life but you have to know what you are getting yourself into!

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gastric Band Hypnosis?

Since gastric bypass surgery became a household name in extreme weight loss, it seems like everyone is trying to use the name to sell totally unrelated weight loss products. I have seen different pills and drinks that make your stomach smaller "like gastric bypass but without the surgery" but my new favorite name stealer is Gastric Band Hypnosis! That's right, for $50 they say they will convince your brain that you had the surgery, haha! I didn't believe it was real either, till I went to their website. Check it out HERE

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Healthy Orange Chicken Recipe

This healthy orange chicken recipe was a favorite of mine right after having Gastric Bypass Surgery when I cooked alot of my favorite resturant recipes at home so that I knew that I was eating healthy!

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Monday, March 22, 2010

NFL Coach Has Weight Loss Surgery

More and more celebrities are pushing weight loss surgery in the limelight by have the procedure themselves but I was still pretty surprised to hear New York Jets coach Rex Ryan had lap band surgery. I guess the surprise has more to do with his profession, I mean he does coach professional athletes for a living! Of course alot of stigmas have changed for men in sports since Jenny Craig started using famous sports figures on their commericals to show weight loss results!

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Gastric Bypass Surgery - Low Carb Diet

So here I am 4 years after my Gastric Bypass Surgery and I still think it was the best choice I ever made! I have however put on about 15-20 pounds from a combo of the holiday food and lack of exercise, so I have started a new year diet! As I have stated before on this blog, the surgery alone is not enough to stay thin forever, it gives you a jump start but you still have to watch what you eat and exercise to keep it off!

I am trying a low carb diet for the first time since I had the surgery and I am not 100% sure how I am going to do, wish me luck! I also have low carb blogs which I will be updating with recipes while I am dieting, check them out:

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gastric Bypass Surgery Is Scary!

This was a comment and reply from this blog, I am re-posting it because it is a question I get asked a lot:

"im 18 and have not had the gastric bypass surgery yet. but i do have a appointment to meet my surgeon and dietitian on tuesday. ive been thinkin about getting this surgery for about a year now. n im ready for the life change it has to come with it. but honestly ive been really thinking about it. and im scared. i mean i really want it done to live a better life but im scared. ive had surgery before but it was for a cyst on my ovary. is there any advice u could possibly give me so i wont be so scared for this procedure"

linny29 said...
Gastric Bypass is a big surgery and a life changing one at that, it should be considered fully! I was scared too but finally had become more scared of not having the surgery because of all the medical problems I had from being overweight as well as the embarrassment and general problems associated with obesity. It is a painful surgery (in my option) but I would do it again because I feel that much better!

Nothing you say to someone will ever take away being scared of the actual surgery, I mean it is still surgery, there is always a risk! The only thing that will help to calm you is researching your surgeon, search online first but when you are face to face with the surgeon, ask him/her what their mortality, infection and need for follow up surgery rates are. They are tough questions to ask but a good surgeon will set your mind at ease. Also research the heck out of every aspect of the before, during and after of Gastric Bypass Surgery so you know what you are in for.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Gastric Bypass Surgery Increases Bone Fracture Risk

New studies released show that post gastric bypass surgery patients have a lower bone density and are at a higher risk for bone fractures.

Read the full story HERE

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Gastric Bypass Surgery After 3 Years!

January was my 3 year anniversary of my gastric bypass surgery! It has been so long that many people I work with never met me before losing all my weight post surgery so I think I will bring a before photo of the fat me to work to show some co-workers!

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