Diets Don't Work, Why Bariatric Surgery Does!

“Obesity is not a disease of overeating and lack of exercise.” I have used this line for years. Telling a patient that they should just eat right and exercise and everything will be fine is no different than telling the same patient to stretch to get taller. After all, obesity is the disparity betw...

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  • Almost 15 years later

    Angie S

    Well, Here I am almost 15 years later, after the RNY gastric bypass. It’s been an interesting,ride. Let’s see where to start.  I am doing fantastically! Started out this journey married. Sin...

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  • Day one: waking up for VSG hospital admission

    mrsdworden

    Jan 21 2019: wooooooozy. I dont think this sleeping pill likes me very much. Ive been waking up off and of since about 0230. Its 5am now so I’ll just stay up and watch some TV. One of the HB...

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  • MEXICALI BARIATRIC CENTER, MBC, VSG, PRE OP

    mrsdworden

    CHECKING IN: Sunday, Jan 20, 2019. We drove down with my in-laws today. Arrived to the Lucerna Hotel near noon, checked into our room (tiny worry....they dont turn the AC on in the winter so...

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  • Good Days & Better Days

    Pure_Prairie

    Today has been a good day, pain diminishes every day, eating had been good until today: I learned a valuable lesson. Food can be friend OR foe. This morning I got up happily and was chattin...

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  • 3yrs post op and having serious intestinal issues

    Susangreg

    i am 3 yrs.post op. Went from a size 24-26 pants and a 2-3X top to a size 0 and XS top it’s been a long hard road as you all know. I started have mild but discomfort in my abdomen when I ate...

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  • 18 years post-op

    Sharon_Cauthen

    I am almost 18 years post post from my RNY gastric bypass. In that time, my weight has fluctuated a it but I have kept the majority of it off. During the RNY, my doc had to remove a lot of a...

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  • Back and Better Than Ever!

    Vampy

    I had to step away a little bit, had some things to focus on and reevaluate. My weight hasn't changed while I've been gone, which is good and bad. BUT as May gets closer, I'm buckling down t...

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  • It's Been A Trip

    trudyopks

    Hit my goal of 140 awhile back, even passed it and got down to 134 before the holidays. My new goal is in the 120s just to see 1. if I can do it, and 2. what I look and feel like. The weight...

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  • Inches lost

    crysharris

    Yet another thing I didn't do, post LapBand, was take my measurements. I find it embarrassing and time consuming, especially since I don't want someone else to do it for me. In keeping with ...

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  • Whew

    Pure_Prairie

    When I got my stitches out the nurse said, "you need to get walking" of course I knew she was right but shuffling around my house was tiring. She said, "get out, go to the store and walk aro...

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