I had my Gastric Bypass on 12/17/2012 and all is still going well. Had a check up this morning with my surgeon and he said all is well. I work at the hospital on our Cardiac floor and our doctors and Nurses are keeping up with my weight loss with me. They took the before and the after pictures and are watching me to make sure all is well. I work the night shift.
My Journey is a work in Progress!!
Location: Albany, NY Eastern time zone.
Surgery Date: 12/17/2012 RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center. Which happens to be where I work.
current weight: 129.0
Fitness Minutes: (29,149) Posts: 4,927 7/1/14 3:09 P
I want to congratulate you on your weight loss. When I first got my lapband, I completely focused on myself. I had a great result. As soon as I listened to people and their comments., my focus left me.
This is your life, your body, your weight. Your business. I do understand how others want to eat all the time. My brother and his wife ate bread slathered with butter at dinner one night. I wanted to faint. I chose to not eat that kind of foods. So it is truly not my business what they do.
Keep up all the great work. You will be so happy you did. Hugs
This is a dated topic, but I want to chime in, so whatever.
Pre-surgery only my family knew until it was scheduled and I was going to be missing work, etc. At which point, I felt the need to inform my friends and my boss. I felt like people had the right to know why I was essentially dropping off of the planet for three weeks.
I'm 10 weeks out. I tell people. I don't try to broadcast it or discuss it often. But I'm finding that social activities ultimately lead to "let's eat" and, well, I can't. I don't mind the questions/comments, but sometimes it can be a little much.
When I was at the vein doc this week, I told him that I had Lapband surgery, he said that he hated the lapband. I asked why and he told me that with it, they only lose 50 lbs. Well I let him know that I lost 96' He had the gastric one.
I feel the same way, I have only told a select group of people. I am getting "you did so well on WWers why don't you do that again?" But I ask if it seemed to work, why did I gain all back and more. I have surgery on Thursday. I can't wait to start my new life!
I had Gastric sleeve an 10/24/12. Before surgery, I only told who I had to tell,and a few close friends. Now that I'm post op-I don't mind who knows. The reason I didn't want to tell before surgery is I didn't want any negative feedback. I knew this was the right choice for me and wasn't going to hear anyone telling me not to do it or that I didn't need it. I am only two weeks post op and feeling so excited about finally getting healthy!
Forget the past. No one becomes successful in the past. highest weight 285 pre-op 243 goal weight 130
Mine was done 9 months ago and I've never had a problem telling anyone, or explaining what it entailed. I don't volunteer it out of the blue, but if the subject of weight or related things comes up it's a natural topic to talk about. Charles
Do you openly share that you have had surgery, tell a select few or keep it private? I am one week post-op and, to date, have have only shared with a few people who are close to me and a few at work. I suspect that as I lose weight, it will come up more and more and recognize that it would be naive to think that it will remain secret, I just have not figured out how to talk about it! Any thoughts? Is this a silly struggle or common or both?
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