March 2021

Mar 18, 2021

Hey everyone hope all is well.

Im doing so-so Developed hypoglycemia. My sugars keep dropping rapidly especially at night no matter how i eat!!! I get heart palpatations, check my sugars they are at 55-60 I go have a snack and eat my orange gluclose pills as directed. Ive been to my surgeon the cardiologist and primary. Low sugars are def cause of my palpatations. So basically i must watch them seriously at night and keep sugars up at a good range. im at 196lbs slight gain but im gonna say its due to the snacking to keep my sugars up. im hoping this side effect doesnt last forever. Hopefully i can get back on track again. Its really a scarey sitiuation to go through. My surgeon is even suggesting i get the band to slow down the food process. Thinking about my options.  Talk to you soon! Happy Spring


2020 Fall Pandemic

Oct 29, 2020

Hello Friends and Curious Readers.

Hope everyone is doing well dispite the current situation. To update on my journey, Im 187 lbs. I go up and down 5 lbs. I think my body is comfortable at this weight. I know to lose a few more lbs id have to work hard. My Gerd and hiatel hernia is gone. My diabetes is gone, except for the lowsugars i experience once in awhile. Ive been told to eat more complex carbs. which im trying out now. my overallhealth is much better. Im greatful for what i have lost and keep off Once in awhile i still get naseous enough to vomit, my stomach has a mind of its on it seems. I have alot of fat/skin on my stomach thinking about possibilities with that. although I dont want any more surgeries we shall see.  Im soo glad ive went through this journey I hope anyone looking into it has the best of luck!

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Moving along nicely but slow.....

Mar 04, 2020

Hey Friends... Its been almost 5 month since my revision. All is well except for my sugars dropping too low on occation and a few episodes of vomiting.  Im off all diabetes meds and losing weight kinda slowly but happy. My revision surgery start weight was 222 lb now im at 187lb. Very greatful to still be losing. My GERD is GONE. Everything is better My sleeping patterns my bathroom usage my energy!!!!!! Sooo happy I made this decision and had My revision and for the surgeon who completed it Dr Barkin! Wonderful Surgeon!!!!! Looking forward to a nice Spring!!

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Its moving again...

Nov 27, 2019

I dont know how but im at onederland once again. 199.8 Im extremelly happy. Hoping to get to my goal of 168-170. 

Bad news is im dumping. Happened about 4+ times since surgery. No very pleasant either.

Sooooo on that note Everyone Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!! 


6 weeks Revision post op

Nov 24, 2019

Hey everyone and Happy Holidays!

Had my revision all went well with No issues! I healed amazingly quick. Can tolerate diet perfectly.

Im down 20 lbs and doing well. I get naseous alot but only vomited 2x. My GERD IS GONE! Soo happy about that!! I sleep better have more energy and use the bathroom! Constipation issues have gotten better. Glad I did this revision! and i love my surgeon he is wonderful! Im hoping to lose a few more lbs to goal weight of 168 wish me luck!


4 Days till Revision to Bypass

Oct 03, 2019

Hey Friends....

Well im 4 days till surgery and nervous as can be. Im trying to keep calm and not worry. This liquid diet is extremelly hard i dont remember it being this dificult the first time around. Im hoping for a successful surgery with No complications and quick recovery process!!!!!! Wish me luck!!!!!!! Huggs


Revision Approved

Aug 27, 2019

Hey friends! About 2 weeks ago I went and got a second opinion on a revision from sleeve to bypass. The surgeon agreed that I need it. So they submitted to my insurance. Now drs office said it might take some time and additional criteria on what i would need to do to be approved. Well wat do you know 1 day after my birthday which is today We get the notification that my surgery is APPROVED!!!!!!! Both the coordinator and myself are in a state of shock! All i need to do is get my clearance from my primary and cardio and my surgery is sceduled for 10/7 Im in a state of shock! This is all happening soo fast but nonetheless im soo happy that I can move forward in my journey to a healthier Me. Now the nerves are kicking in alittle bit! Hoping Surgery and healing is a breeze. Thanks for reading hoping my story helps others! Well keep posting....


Almost 3 years out......

Aug 13, 2019

Hello Friends! Hope Summer is treating well. Ive been on a depression ride. My Gerd is horrible, even with meds nothing works. My weight is 220lbs. So i have had some regain. I went thru alot of anxiety to have a EGD- which came back ok but showing my hiatel hernia. My surgeon is very hesitant to even talk about revision. Im getting frustrated with having any more meds. I cannot take meds for the rest of my life. Anyways so i decided to go and get a second opinion. Met with another surgeon he seemed very nice and understanding. He evaluated my case and said yes to revision. So im currently waiting for insurance approval or the criteria in what i need to do. Or which clearances I will need. Everyday has been a struggle and worry for me. Im hoping everything goes well and im back on the right track with my health. Having bad GERD effects everything so getting that under control plus hopefully losing a few more lbs will be a bonus. I will keep you posted, enjoy the rest of your Summer!

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14 months Out

Apr 23, 2018

Hello friends. Im doing well this spring. Weight loss has been slow and at a stall lately. HW 307 SW 294 CW 192 GW 168. Ive been fluxuating 5 lbs up and down for the past month plus. Im still in good spirits and tring my best to get to goal weight but still very happy and greatful for the weight i have already lost. Hoping to lose the last 20 and keep it off. Everything is better now health wise for me im soo glad i did this surgery! A lifesaver truly!



Dec 29, 2017

So yeserday I finally made it to Onederland! 199.2 Very happy!

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