I had RNY in Dec 2010. My pre-op weight was 248. My pre-surgery weight was 222. I had lost 26# on the pre-op diet. By April 2011 I had lost down to 171#. I was involved in a fire accident late April and spent next 3 weeks in burn unit at Chapel HIll. I lost down to 165#. The year of 2011 held many problems for me. In the beginning I was exercising and losing my weight steadily. My husband of 29 years was going through a mid-life crisis. In addition to buying a sports car, he asked for a divorce. He had a young 19 year old he wanted to start a new life with.
I love(d) my husband very much, but I was at a point where I had to decide who I loved more, myself or my husband. I gave him a divorce and continued to lose weight. I hit a plateau at 151. It seemed like no matter what I did I could not get below the 150 mark. At this point I started gaining again and have gained back to 176. I found the five day pouch test and have started today as my first day. If this doesn't work, I am going to call my surgeon and see if I can get a sooner appointment to get back on track.
In answer to your question about talking your original dr I would agree that is where to start.