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PinkIsNancy

Joined: 04/13/2013
My Story:
Starting at 310 lbs, 48 years old, diabetic w/heart issues, I have chosen to go the route of Bariatric Gastric By-pass surgery on April 24, 2013. My posts will reflect my journey, and the support from this group of great people. I will strive to be as honest and blunt as possible, so those considering the surgeries will know there are risks and dangers involved, and they have to be fully aware before attempting surgeries. So some of my posts will have a (TMI moment...) which means the following is a fact but personally embarrassing information that is too real of a issue with the surgeries). So if offended, I do apologize, but I don't believe sugar-coating, and dancing around these issues will benefit anyone, let alone myself.
It has now been 7 months (+) since surgery... and a lot has changed. Read on to find out more. Thank you. Pink

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Reply: As of June 18th it will be 8 weeks since my gastri...
So, now, for those considering the surgery... do you understand One of the big reasons...More
Starting out at 310-04/21/2013-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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Reply: As of June 18th it will be 8 weeks since my gastri...
Oh yes.... I finally got the break-down of the cost of the Roux en y Gastric Bypass...More
Starting out at 310-04/21/2013-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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Reply: As of June 18th it will be 8 weeks since my gastri...
AusGram, Too true. There have been many 'documented' cases that they did not follow...More
Starting out at 310-04/21/2013-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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Reply: As of June 18th it will be 8 weeks since my gastri...
This is one of the many reasons I stress strongly Do Your Research, especially on the...More
Starting out at 310-04/21/2013-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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Reply: As of June 18th it will be 8 weeks since my gastri...
Kim, Actually it was more of the doctor telling me my gallbladder was in perfect...More
Starting out at 310-04/21/2013-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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Reply: As of June 18th it will be 8 weeks since my gastri...
Most of all Sharon.... Know that what ever you decide is RIGHT for YOU.... I will be...More
Starting out at 310-04/21/2013-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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Reply: As of June 18th it will be 8 weeks since my gastri...
mostly Sharon, I say ask your self the one most important question... Will this surgery...More
Starting out at 310-04/21/2013-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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Reply: As of June 18th it will be 8 weeks since my gastri...
I had more than 85% of my stomach removed, intestinal track reattached and rearranged,...More
Starting out at 310-04/21/2013-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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Reply: As of June 18th it will be 8 weeks since my gastri...
Sharon, Ok, first thing is first, Research the different procedures, especially how...More
Starting out at 310-04/21/2013-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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Reply: As of June 18th it will be 8 weeks since my gastri...
Hi Sharon, I can eat about a spoon less than .25 cup at a time, 3 meals a day......More
Starting out at 310-04/21/2013-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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