Gastric Bypass Mom
The New Me!
Starting weight: 295 lb.
Current weight: 200 lb.
I am married with three children. I live in Sacramento, Ca. I had gastric bypass weight loss surgery Sep 10th 2007,
I have lost 95 pounds and still would like to lose 40 more. Dr. Patching was my surgeon.
I have had a few ups and downs. I have to get Vitamin B injections twice a month, which really helps. I'm not as tired and weak feeling. It also keeps my hair from falling out as bad.
I still look in the mirror and see the old me. I don't see the thinner me that everyone else does.
I was out shopping with my mom and saw a beautiful dress. She said try it on! I looked at the size and said I would never fit in a size 14. She said just try! I went to try it on despite being worried it wouldn't fit and I would be depressed. But guess what... It fit and looked great.
For the first time realized, I am a new me.
The only thing I wish I would have been told was about the bad gas pain in the shoulder area after surgery. It was so bad I thought I was going to die.
I would do more research next time before doing weight loss surgery. I may have gone with the Lap-Band instead. Gastric bypass is a one time, permanent surgery and the Lap-Band can be adjusted, is reversible, and has less risk.
You can visit Meghan and follow her weight loss journey at her blog