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Surgeon Testimonial

Ronald H. Clements
I saw Dr. Clements at my second support group meeting. Then again at my first appointment. He seems very nice. His staff has been very helpful with anything I need to know. I have been told he is one of the best in Alabama, I sure hope so! He get's an A+ so far! At a year and a half out I am at goal and very happy. This surgery is a very good tool, and your success depends on if you do what Dr. Clements tells you. He is a very good Dr. I thank God every day for being able to have this surgery and pray that my body stays strong and healthy. Since surgery I no longer have diabetes or acid reflux. I feel wonderful!
Member Interests
  • Family & Friends - My Family is the most important part of my life.
  • Theater - My family and I love to go to plays and Musicals.
  • Teaching - I am a substitute teacher. It is so much fun.
  • Music - I like different kinds of music, but country is my favorite. Love Travis Tritt !
  • Flowers - I love to plant flowers around my water garden.
  • Cooking & Baking - I am one of the 1000 taste of Home field editors. I love the magazine.
  • Christianity - If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Keep the Faith!
  • Basketball - I love to watch my son play basketball.
  • Jewely Making - I make bracelets. They are fun to design.
  • Support Groups - I was a member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) for many years.

Latest Surgery Support Comments

  • Comment by NITAB 8/30/04 11:16 pm
    Sharing this dream of a new and better life with you. This has been the most rewarding journey and I wish the same success for you. Remember, where you are does not define where you are going. God has a plan for your life. Keep your eye on the prize. Be Blessed
  • Comment by Dakota Mom 8/30/04 9:48 am
    Best wishes for tomorrow and the days to come. Love, Gail
  • Comment by princesssplenda 8/29/04 10:00 am
    Lisa, Congrats on your big upcoming day! Praying for your quick recovery and keep us posted of your many successes in the future. Hugs from my heart! Candy
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Lisa A.'s Blog
Lisa A.'s Blog


7 years post op August 31st 2011
September 1, 2011 11:20 am
Well I am 7 years out. I have gained a little. After 7 years it is easy to fall back into old bad habits. I still want to lose 10lbs. I have been trying hard to get in my protein and not snack. I just have to remember the golden rule. Gastric Bypass is a tool, not a miracle. If I do what I am supposed to do I am fine. If anyone has any questions just message me.
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6 years after Gastric Bypass Surgery.
January 22, 2011 11:59 am
I am over 6 years out now. I stay around 135 pounds. I would like to stay around 125. My mind still feels like I am overweight. It is hard to change that. It is a struggle to do the things I know I need to do. It is very easy to slip back into those very bad habits. But I am doing ok, just taking it one day at a time. Please if you are considering GBP know that it is not a miracle thing. It is just a tool and you have to use it right. It is a very good tool. But if you don't do what you are supposed to do then it can be a very bad thing.
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Iron Infusion
October 8, 2008 8:13 am
~September 29,2008~ I had to go to Birmingham to have an Iron Infusion again. I had one 3 years ago. I am not absorbing Iron very well. I have been very tired for awhile now. All of my other blood work was pretty good.
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4 Year Checkup!
October 8, 2008 8:08 am

~September 12, 2008~ I went to Dr. Clements for my 4 year checkup. I am doing great. I did gain 5 lbs. in a year. And I am determined to get that off. I had the usual tons of blood work. I am still very happy that I had GBS! 

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WOW!! I weigh 118 pounds...
January 6, 2006 12:00 am
January 6, 2006

I went to Dr. Clements today for my 16 month checkup. (Drumroll Please) I weigh 118!!! I have lost 102 lbs.(WOW) The nurse thought I was there for a hernia or something. She said she thought I was too little to have had Gastric Bypass. Dr. Clements said he didn't know what else he could do for me. He said I have done great. I showed him my Before and After pictures and he want's copies of them. He told me to always remember that the best thing that has come out of this is that my diabetes is gone. (Thank God) I had the usual blood work and will know about it in a week or so. He said I should start leveling off and staying around this weight. I have had such great results and am so happy. I just hope to maintain this weight now.
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