Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Group

Gastric bypass (GBP) is any of a group of similar operative procedures used to treat morbid obesity, a condition which arises from severe accumulation of excess weight in the form of fatty tissue, and the health problems ("co-morbidities") which result. If you are considering gastric bypass or have had it, join the community where we share our experiences and find support.

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  • I contacted DS AGAIN about being able to see who and when someone posted last. I asked them WHEN we would be getting this feature back. If we all bombard and ask for the same thing maybe we will get some action. This is what I wrote.WHEN are you going to put back the most recent post information? This is ridiculous! We can't see who posted last or when!!! We can't see that a post is even current...
  • stimpy

    continous diarhrea

    New here. Had my gastric bypass in 2007, I have had diarrhea since day one. I am exhausted, I have to go 20 times a day. Anybody else out there experience this? Dont say eat protein, makes no difference. Had colonoscopy, nothing wrong. Ideas?
  • Dkp91576

    The mind...

    is a terrible/awesome thing. I had my GPS 10 days ago, lost 20 lbs already. The first level of clear protein was so depressing. It almost convinced me I made the wrong decision. To me, and I assume others here, food is a reward. You get a new job, steak dinner out. You get engaged, lobster at a nice place. Finish a test, pub night. All of it goes away now. And what do i use for comfort...
  • I am about to start my new way of eating for life (surgery Aug 16th) my one question...How do you guys keep yourself distracted from eating now.... I'm thinking I quit smoking cold turkey 15 yrs ago and found ways to distract myself was with food......Help..... and you guys have great posts......the newbie one rocks..... i'm already looking forward to saying i lost a human...
  • What things weighI can't find the original post, but we had fun comparing the weight we had shed with real life things. I used to carry around a 2 month old horse, an Irish setter, and a human brain. What have you stopped carrying around?
  • What newbies need to know before/after surgery1. Do your own research! You are responsible for your own health! Ask questions and do lots of research!2. Be clear about why you want this surgery. If you are having the surgery to weigh a certain number on the scale, wear a certain pant size, to make your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend happy, or to fit in or to stand out, then realize now that none...
  • Today is my birthday and a week ago the receptionist where I work told me she was ordering my favorite cake for the July birthdays. I reminded her I don't eat cake so she should ask one of the other people. She said, "Can't you just have a little." I said only if I want to barf. So today there it was. They handed me the first piece and I put it on the table in front of me. It turned out that was...
  • GAskirt

    Feels so slow

    Well tomorrow is nine weeks post op. The first 2 weeks I shed 28 lbs. The past seven weeks only 9lbs more. I know it's different for everyone. I worked with a dietition and realized that when I transitioned to regular food I kept drinking the protein shakes. 2 to 3 a day. Now I'm on 1 per day. I started riding my recumbent bike every night. It's so motivating when the scale moves in the right...
  • I really, really, dislike the new Daily Strength website. First I had one heck of a time logging in, even though I had confirmed my email and password before the cut. But what I dislike most is that I can no longer quickly read a list of new discussion threads. I'm afraid you won't see me here very often. I wish you all well, and I hope all works out for you.
  • We are seeking individuals over 40 years of age who have had bariatric surgery and are at least 1 year post-op. Interviews are expected to last 1 - 2 hours and can be conducted in-person or over the phone if you prefer. To participate, or to ask questions, send an email to us: We are doctoral psychology students at Antioch University Seattle. Our...
  • SgtSmith

    New Format!

    Hey! I do not like the new format here! Come on guys give us back the old familiar one!!!!!!!!!!
  • cajunlady

    surgery date 7/26

    Just joined ds, having gbs on 7/26. Feeing hopeful but a little bit anxious. I know I'm making the right decision ~ have good support from a number of friends and family. Feeling a bit stressed about how much I should share with others. I have a large hiatal hernia which needed to be repaired and that process led me to the bariatric group that I go to and the decision to have gbs. On a meal...
  • Tilen


    Hello there. I dont even know how to start. I had my gastric bypass surgery 2 days ago and I just dont know if I did the right thing. Before the surgery I was so happy that I got it, I was totally ready for it but now, everything went downhill. I am 17 year old boy from Austrian( just thought i will introduce myself a little bit) .So yeah I never cried that much as I did last 2 days. Everyone is...
  • Daddypig01

    Gastric Bypass

    Hi All, just had gastric bypass surgery. I'm now 2 days post op. Feeling scared, excited apprehensive. The start of a very long journey. Any advice?
  • newsmile

    Big questio

    hey guys, how do i know if i am eating to fast, to much? How do i avoid it?