Hi y'all. I am new to this forum and happy to be here.
I had the Fobi Pouch in 2001. I started out at 360 and after about a year got down to 150. Everything was going great until I figured out how to eat around the surgery..
It didn't take me long until I was back up to 308.
I have now been dieting for about 3 months and am down to 258
Since the surgery, I haven't been able to eat meat, raw vegetables, raw fruit..with the exception of bananas, strawberries and peaches.
I was still throwing up on an almost daily basis, until the new diet.
This is very embarrassing, but I know it's time to reach out.
Thank you. : )
HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125
RW:190 - CW:130
Thank you, Ms. Kathy.
I had Fobi pouch in May 1993. Now at 180 up & down a bit. had recent surgery for bowel blockage that's not really related to pouch. OK now. Eat most anything. Followed Dr Fobi's guideline for a few years and gradually added foods. Now no problems. Is Dr. Fobi, who actually did surgery, still practicing?
No regrets on having surgery - believe I'm still alive because of it. It's been 24 years. I've had cancer twice...last one was 6 years ago. I thank God for everyday. My husband very supportive then and still. Married 47 years.
Changed our Federal insurance plan from a very poor HMO in Las Vegas to a PPO plan (GEHA). Paid most of all costs.