Tomorrow marks 17 years since my WLS

JA
on 7/20/21 9:10 am - East Haven, CT

Hi All,

Just my yearly check in. It's been 17 years since I had my gastric bypass at Yale with Dr. Bell (who is no longer there :( It has been a great run for me. Today I am at my lowest weight (down 113 lbs). This year was very challenging for me. I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and while recovering I ended up with COVID. Seven surgeries later, I am back on track again. I am so grateful for this tool and for the life it has given me back. I encourage anyone who is contemplating this surgery to do it. It's the hardest thing I ever did (before having breast cancer), but the best thing too!

JA

lmfontana4
on 7/20/21 7:45 pm
RNY on 03/24/21

Happy Anniversary! I had my surgery this year ( March). I love seeing people who had the surgery and managed to keep the weight off. It is inspiring. I hope that your cancer is in remission and you are feeling well.

HW 296 SW 267.8 GW 135 CW 182.6

Age 53 5 ft 4 inches

Roux-en-Y 3/24/21

The last of the human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances. (Frankl, 1946)

JA
on 7/21/21 6:49 pm - East Haven, CT

Thank you. Wishing you much success. It's not easy but worth it. Never forget it's a tool?.

Tekish
on 7/21/21 2:26 pm

Congratulations on your anniversary and being around after such a rough year to celebrate.

Continued good luck,

Tek

JA
on 7/21/21 6:49 pm - East Haven, CT

Thank you!

joojoosgranny
on 7/28/21 6:46 pm
RNY on 08/11/21

thanks for your post! I have an upcoming surgery date of August 11, and was beginning to feel like I had only heard negative things about keeping the weight off. I'm glad you've had such longevity with your weight loss! Thanks for your encouragement, with hopes for your continued good health.

sexyo7
on 7/30/21 3:06 pm, edited 7/30/21 8:23 am - Long Beach, CA
RNY on 11/28/07 with

Congratulations on your 17 years surgery anniversary not many old times out here this is my first post in 11 years if I am not mistaken I have my surgery November 2007 I am coming up on 14 years

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