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I'm a 46 year old woman with chronic back pain due to Scheuermann's Kyphosis (a congenital vertebral deformity in the thoracic spine) which has been exacerbated by my excess weight (I currently weight 210 pounds and am 5'4" tall) and my career which has required long shifts standing on my feet (I am a community pharmacist). I am about to undergo RNY gastric bypass surgery on July 30th and while using that as a weight loss tool, I am now embarking on a new lifestyle focused on returning myself the a better state of being than I am currently able to enjoy.
Update: 11/28/2012
My gastric bypass surgery was delayed due to an iron defficiency anemia that was discovered in July at the preop physical for the originally scheduled surgery. Since gastric bypass patients after the surgery do not absorb iron well, I needed to spend some time restocking my body with iron before the surgery. My Hgb was 10 gm/dl in July, and I was told that they would not do surgery until my Hgb was greater than 13 gm/dl. Finally on October 16, 2012 I underwent a RNY Gastric Bypass weight loss procedure. On the day of my surgery I weighed 205 pounds (with my original start weight from Nov 2011 at my Bariatric Surgeons office being 225 pounds). Today I weigh 185 pounds representing a total 40 pound weight loss. To reach my initial goal of getting my weight below the 150 pound mark, I need to lose another 35 pounds. Although the first 15 pounds fell off me after the surgery very quickly, my weight loss slowed significantly after that. So now I know its time to focus on exercise to improve me weight loss.


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