Is weight loss surgery success possible without help?
Lost in the health care system after gastric bypass weight loss surgery.
I had my roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery November 16, 2006.
Starting weight: 278 pounds
Current weight:171 pounds
I was very happy with my surgery. There were no complications. I felt great and was walking around 2 hours after surgery.
For the first couple of months I did great. The weight came off easy and fast. My surgeon was the best. All my follow up tests were coming back great. I had a great new confidence and could not wait to see what the future held for me.
In July 2007 I moved to a new state. I continued to do great. Then came the difficult part.
I have not had a single follow up since July of 2007. I called every bariatric surgeon in Palm Beach and Broward County and no one will take me on as a patient. I am sombody else's surgical risk!
I have not had a single complication except for having to have my gallbladder removed in May of 2007. This is common I'm told.
I have become depresssed and am starting to gain weight (only 8-10 pounds, put it is not making me happy!) I need follow up care. I have tried to do this on my own but am losing track and need help.
I am still very happy I had weight loss surgery, but am concerned about my future success without any help.