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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I passed the dietician last friday lost 12 pounds in a month

I gave myself the holiday weekend off..

now finding it hard to get back on track..

I hadnt fallen off in 6 entire weeks

i havent been horrible but i havent been tracking either...

not sure when u go to the surgeon but gastric bipass is deffinately in my future im thinking july or august.
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  • no profile photo D_RINEL
    Hi,

    You might want to rethink your decision to have a gastric bypass. My sister used to work at a clinic where they did gastric bypass surgery, and she absolutely HATED the way she had to paste on a smile and sell people on the idea of having the surgery and downplay all the complications. But she had to keep up the act to get the money to pay her rent until she could find a job that didn't make her feel like used garbage.

    My advice is DON'T GO THROUGH WITH IT!

    From Web MD:

    Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery

    People who undergo gastric bypass surgery are at risk for:

    * Pouch stretching (stomach gets bigger overtime, stretching back to its original size).
    * Band erosion (the band closing off part of the stomach disintegrates).
    * Breakdown of staple lines (band and staples fall apart, reversing the procedure).
    * Leakage of stomach contents into the abdomen (this is dangerous because the acid can eat away other organs).
    * Nutritional deficiencies causing health problems.

    Gastric bypass surgery also may cause "dumping syndrome," whereby stomach contents move too rapidly through the small intestine. Symptoms include nausea, weakness, sweating, faintness, and, occasionally, diarrhea after eating, as well as the inability to eat sweets without becoming extremely weak. Gallstones can occur in response to rapid weight loss. They can be dissolved with medication taken after the surgery.
    Complications From Nutritional Deficiencies

    The limited absorption of vitamin B-12 and iron can cause anemia. The lack of calcium absorption can cause osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. People who undergo this procedure are required to take nutritional supplements that usually prevent these deficiencies.

    The more extensive the gastric bypass surgery, the greater the risk for complications and nutritional deficiencies. People who undergo extensive bypasses of the normal digestive process require not only close monitoring, but also lifelong use of special foods and medications.
    3393 days ago
  • KMIRANDA2000
    I need to start tracking again!
    3402 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2702433
    Congrats on the 12 pounds!
    3402 days ago
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