Gastric By-Pass

Katie060
By Katie060 Latest Reply 2009-07-21 23:01:20 -0500
Started 2009-07-16 20:06:21 -0500

I had Gastric By-pass surgery in 1992 by a surgeon that should never have been given a license to practice. Luckily he retired 6 weeks later and I was put in to the care of a wonderful Dr. that helped me recover. I was so ill I lost most of my hair, had infections in the incisions, in and out, and now have to take gobs of meds the rest of my life because of his screwed up mess he did on me. Make sure you check out your surgeon thoroughly and get 2nd opinions before going this route. Much improvement has been made over the years with this type of surgery I am happy to say. My daughter underwent it and had a competent Doctor that did a very nice job. I am happy to say that I am at my goal weight now but it has been a long haul. I started out at 284 and am now at 137,but I just recently was diagnosed a full blown diabetic, where as I was borderline for all those years. Sometimes this surgery is referred as the Y.


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Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-21 23:01:20 -0500 Report

I too am beginning to understand why I went from Borderline for over 50 years to a more persistant case at age 74 yrs. I had 2 ft of colon removed, about 2000, foot surgery, 2 knees replaced, my bladder fell clear out, so they whipped it back in—-(I bent over in my bathtub one night after lifting HEAVY rocks all day making my fish pond—)and swoosh—-out SOMETHING CAME! Speaking of a SURPRISE!! I automatically just pushed it right back in, then startled—"What was THAT??! I Had never heard of such a thing!! My husband calls my fishpond "the $5,000 fish pond!" Might as well laugh—

Anyway, after the 2nd knee replacement was when my BS was 171, I wasn't too concerned but my Dr was, so, here I am! I ,too ,guess that my poor body had had it, thank you!!
Take care and you will get lots of good advice from these posts!! PR

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-16 20:54:57 -0500 Report

SOMETIMES WHEN YOU HAVE A MAJOR OPERATION, THE BODY DOESNT LIKE IT, AN IT CAUSES BODY SHOCK, WHICH IN MY CASE IT TOOK 2 OPS BEFORE I BECAME A TYPE 2 AN THAT WAS ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO. BUT IF YOU WATCH WHAT YOU DO OR HOW YOU EAT YOU CAN KEEP IT UNDERCONTROL…

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