Gone After Gastric Bypass: Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea, Low Self Esteem & 110 Lbs

by Karla
(New Orleans, LA)

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I am about 15 months post gastric bypass surgery and have lost about 110 lbs to date. The weight loss has tapered off and I feel that the remainder of my “excess weight” is due to the amount of excess skin on my thighs, under my arms, and at my tummy.

I try to make support group at my doctor’s office that meets weekly but not always able to do so given that I work 2 jobs. These meetings do help when I am able to go.

From the day I had my surgery, I have not taken my blood pressure medicine or diabetes medication and I have not worn my CPAP machine for the sleep apnea. My kids tell me I don’t snore anymore – lol!

The biggest impact this has had on my life is getting me off the medications and feeling good about myself. I have more energy and my self-confidence is up.

I actually like to shop for myself now when I absolutely dreaded it before! I’m enjoying doing things with my daughters that I would have never been able to do before my weight loss surgery. And I’ve started dating again – a big step for a single mom of 10 years!

I’m happy and healthy – just wish I would have done this sooner!

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Blood Pressure meds

by: Anonymous

Glad it worked for you, but I still monitor my B/P and take my meds daily. Must add I was on 4 different meds and now am down to 1. It's been 16 months since my surgery.

Congratulations

by: Rosanne

Good for you, you should be really proud of yourself!! I wish you the best in your new life.

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