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My story , Where do I begin? Well I heard about gastic bypass in 2005, it interested me very much , I have always been overweight, my highest weight was 315 at the time I gave birth to my son in 2000, I had attempted every diet you can think of and never really got any were, I did lose 70 pounds once on weight watchers, but as soon as I went off the diet it came right back. I never really had any major heath issues due to my weight except high blood pressure, When I ment with my Doctor in Erie Pa he told me I was a good canadate for gastic bypass, and that with my insurence I would have to go on 6 moths of doctor supervised diets and then they would summit my information, those 6 months flew by, and they approved my right away, I had a medicaid type of insurence. I had my open RNY on Aug. 29 2005, before I knew it I was losing weight like crazy!! I was only 22 when I had my RNY, and might I mention very immature!, My sister was diagnosed with cancer in May of 2005 , and passed in Nov. this tragic event along with the huge change of my life by losing so much weight, I kinda of lost my self, I stopped going to the doctors, didnt properly take care of my self like I should of. I weighed 270 at the time of my sugery and lost about 100 pounds by November.Within the past few years I started to really focus on my health and getting back on track. I have been sick for some time now with no answers, I live in Ohio now and doctors willing and educated on how our bodys work now after surgery are scarce....I will be seeing a baratric doctor on 6-23-10 and hopefully they find out what is going on with me, and I get better , I lost about 100 pounds from my RNY, my body likes to stay about 175ish, I would have to fight and starve to get any lower than this weight, My lowest ever was 160, and this was a few years ago when I tryed out the atkins diet, and as soon as I ate a carb I was back to 175 since I have been sick latly, I have lost more weight with out trying, I am down to 156 now, and litterly skin and bones, I am 5'7 , I just look sick,I am A big boned girl so this weight and my structure does not blend well. I said I am shin and bones because I have a learge amount of excess skin, before my surgery my doctor told me I wouldnt have this issue because I was so young and my skin had elatisty pardon my spelling errors, but needless to say he was wrong!..LOL I am hopeing the new doctors in Cleveland will help me with my skin issue, my stomach is bad but not to bad,my breats are gone and getting worse since I have just dropped another 20 pounds, my arms are horriable, and very embarressing. I have a friend who told me about these new doctors I am seeing and they helped her have her skin removed, somthing about we can get cists in the skin so they remove it, I am again on the medical card as so was she when they helped her.n I like to say I am thin with skin, but truely I am a 27 yr old women with the body of a 80 year old women!!! Its been a long road thats for sure! Somtimes I feel like i just exsist I dont live...I also have episodes where I pass out?? not sure why ? but I get really sweaty, when i wake up ! You know sometimes I feel like this is all in my head!! lol to the average person, they do not know what we go threw or what can be happening on our insides, I am always tired, no energy and just feel blah most of the time! I am hoping by returning to this site and seeing my new doctors I can once again enjoy life!!! Thanks for reading!!