MastoDon posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Four years ago, today - It was June 29, 2010, that I climbed onto the operating table to get my gastric bypass.  Not without more than a little apprehension, I was 64 years of age and had been morbidly ob...

MastoDon posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
Intestinal blockage - I had a pretty normal day last Sunday.  I took my weekly 7-mile hike, did some gardening, visited with my mother-in-law in her skilled nursing home, then had leftovers for dinner. ...

MastoDon posted a comment 7 years, 3 months ago
There is an excellent reason it is called "morbid obesity". I was...

MastoDon posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Two years post-op -- some observations - I had my RNY on June 29, 2010.  I did my due diligence in the months before the procedure, looking around at all the common options, and felt pretty good about my choice to go forw...

MastoDon posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
Eighteen months out and not one complaint - I had my RNY in late June, 2010.  I have passed the year-and-a-half milestone recently.  For those wondering whether WLS is the right choice, or those who are on the mend from rece...

MastoDon posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
Support Groups? - For a couple of weeks prior to my surgery, and then nearly religiously twice a month for the first year afterwards, I attended two-hour evening WLS support group meetings sponsored...

MastoDon posted a discussion topic 8 years, 11 months ago
Lucky catch during surgery; now what? - While my surgeon was re-doing my plumbing during my RNY in late June of last year, he happened to see a pencil-eraser-sized growth on the outer surface of my small intestine near t...

MastoDon posted a discussion topic 8 years, 11 months ago
How did you guys pick your goal weight? - So, back when I first signed up on the OH website, I needed to come up with an answer to the question of what my weight loss goal was.  Since I was about 190 pounds back in the ear...

MastoDon posted a discussion topic 9 years ago
One year post-op; talk about Independence Day! - On June 29, 2010, I walked into the OR and climbed up on the table.  A year later, I am 120 pounds lighter.  I have lost my sleep apnea, my diabetes, my high blood pressure, my bad...

MastoDon posted a discussion topic 9 years, 2 months ago
Ten months out...Hit goal weight today! - Just thought I'd put this out here on the board.  I had my surgery late last June, which was preceded by a three-week weight loss diet to get my liver ready for the event.  I prett...

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MastoDon scheduled a RNY for Jun 29, 2010. 10 years ago
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About Me
Los Gatos, CA
Surgery Date
Apr 23, 2010
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