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Rouen Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

Saturday, April 07, 2012

My surgery was on March 15-2012 I had the weight loss surgery as well as an umbilical hernia and a Hyiatel (sp?) surgery repair. When I went into surgery I had by my side my sister and my husband. My middle daughter called from out of town to wish me well. After recovery I was taken to my room where my sister and husband awaited.
It was requested by the hospital that someone stay with me so my husband said he would stay the first two days and my sister the last two. Well, it is a long story but after the first night I was alone until discharge.
It has now been 3 weeks since the surgery, I am not as sore anymore but I know struggle daily with trying to get in my daily amount of protein grams as well as all my medicine which I must still take for awhile longer. I am fortunate on the one habd that the hunger gland was removed. I no longer experience hunger. On the other hand because I do not feel hunger, I forget to eat! In the evening when I do force myself to eat I can barely get a very small amount in me and then I often experience 'Dumping'
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My family all have told me I am loosing weight, where I wonder to myself, I still look like the Goodyear Blimp! When I look in the mirror I do not see any changes yet although my boobs feel smaller!
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  • GNL80232
    I had my Rouen Y Bypass Surgery March 6, 2012, the day after my 64th birthday. A fellow employee gave me Dr. Michael Snyder's card from The Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery. I attended his seminar last July and had surgery 9 months later. I'm so glad I did. I chose a bypass over the band because I didn't want to go to the Dr. to have the band adjusted every 6 or 8 weeks for the rest of my life. Plus, I wanted it permanent. I have lost 100 lbs 4 previous times in my life, but each time I gained it and more back. I love the fact that if I eat too much, it hurts. I need the hurt to stop me from over eating. I know you can stretch the "pouch" out and get fat again, but "I can see the end of my life from my front porch" and I'm not eager to go there just yet. For anyone else contemplating surgery, I didn't ever think I could afford it, but with a plan, everything came together, including United Health Care insurance and no I"m on my way to a new life in retirement. Good luck to whom ever is on this journey.
    2222 days ago
    The Lap Band is the surgery I had wnted but as I was a little over 200 LBS. overweight my surgeon said I was not a cantidate for ay surgery except the Gastric Bypass. It as been almost 30 calander days since my surgery and everyone tells me I have lost quite a bit of weight. "Really, where?" I ask because I don't see it. But they insist I have. Unfortunatly, I still must take all my med for hypertension, cholesterol, and diabeties as well as my insulin. I had so hoped after surgery it would all go away! Mabe it will someday?

    2234 days ago

    I am interested in hearing about the weightloss surgery as I have just signed up for the Lap Band program and am due to go for Consultation and Education on April 23rd. I have already been in touch with my insurance company to find out the what's of coverage, etc. I work at the hospital that our program is at. It is a good program with plenty of support before, during and after the procedure and they make sure you are on the Healthy lifestyle before you get the surgery. They have already said that I would be on Vitamins and Supplements for the rest of my life.
    The consultation and education time is the time to weight the pros and cons of this.

    I would definitely like to keep up on how you are doing since your surgery. emoticon emoticon
    2237 days ago
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