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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  • ruematthews84

    New with concerns

    Hi! Im new here. I received my by-pass surgery on July 26, 2016. This far I have lost 25 lbs and Ive been stuck for the past 2 weeks. I exercise all the time, to the point where I think Im obsessed with it watching what I eat, all that good stuff and nothing is working. I stopped weighing myself so much over the past 2 weeks and went a week without weighing myself and I weighed myself today and...
  • BigRay379

    Advice please

    Hello everyone this is my first time writting i had gastric bypass on july 14 2016 i was doing great for 2 weeks i was getting protein in and walking then i had a bad leak an almost died on july 29th so i had emergency surgery and now im 3 weeks out after my second surgery but my problem is i can seem to hold or want to drink anything anymore everything i drink or puree just taste so bad to the...
  • 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...
  • Wow!It hit me last night around 8:00pm. I just started crying ,my sister who I am staying was very encouraging. I kept on asking WHY do they need us to do this for 2 whole weeks??? One week is enough....The nurse in her jumpes in and explained to me why i need the 2 weeks..... then the sister helped me over the tears..... Oh my I never new this was going to happen..... My nephew who is in...
  • pianodiva

    I Hate/I Love

    Hi all!I hate this new format!!! That's why you haven't seen as much of me here; it's too much of a pain in the now-smaller-patootie of mine to deal with.Hope everyone is doing well. I've stalled for now. I had my RNY eight months ago (well, eight months and ten days, but who's counting?) and am down eighty pounds. I haven't budged in a few weeks, but I can see and feel my shape changing. I...
  • Becky7004


    i was just scheduled for RNY surgery in six weeks. I am embarrassed to tell friends or co-workers that I am having gastric bypass surgery cause I can't lose the weight myself. Has anyone else addressed this issue?
  • Hello: I had my RNY 14 years ago. My weight was 307 lbs. before surgery. Other than a hernia problem, I was right on track. Total loss of 150 lbs after 2 years. Was doing well then 2 years ago things changed. I was diagnosed with B12 and iron anemia. Received treatment to bring levels back to normal, but I then developed chronic and uncontrollable diarrhea. I have also started losing weight. I...
  • Lets see if one of the old games still works in the new site! What NSVs are you thankful for (or looking forward to)? We'll go through the alphabet... I'll startA = Ankles aren't puffy anymore!! Who'll take B??JJ
  • daniecake21

    Feeling discouraged

    its been 5 days of no weight loss, surgery date was may 27th so far I've lost 67lbs... But 5 days with no change has me wondering if I'm doing something wrong. On top of that I feel sick, kids have been passing around a stomach bug... Has any one "plateaued" this early in the game? 2 1/2 months post op...
  • Hello,My GBS was around 4.5 years ago and I have noticed in the past year that on occasion I feel hungry again. I get the urge to snack or nibble on things. Obviously I don't want to but sometimes I give in. Does anyone have any tips to help me avoid the cravings or maybe suggestions for something healthy to nibble on? It is mainly in the evenings, during the day I'm ok for the most part.Thanks...
  • I had my RNY Gastric Bypass surgery in 2005 and if I remember correctly, I was told that due to this type of surgery one would not absorb oil based supplements. However, I hear so many good things about taking flaxseed oil and fish oil tablets for many positive reasons. Does anyone know if I'm wasting my money by purchasing/taking these type products, or am I actually getting the benefit from...
  • My bests friends married eachother after being together 30 years. There was a dinner Friday night, a dinner cruise Saturday night and the wedding and a serious brunch buffet luncheon on Sunday. I got to officiate the ceremony-that part was great. We all cried.Dinner Friday wasn't to hard until everyone has homemade dessert from a friend who is the best cook ever.Saturday night dinner cruise below...
  • Memere-2-4


    morning all and i do mean is 445 am and i am just about to shower and leave forthe hospital...I want to thank you all for all you support and care you have shown me to thid point... I know my surgery will be will be a major operation as the doctors have already told me they cant do it "lap"...Okay I have to go now,,,, hugs and thanks again everyoneCB
  • jessicalea

    New girl!

    So I'm just starting my process although I started my supervised weight loss 3 months ago (have 3 more months to go). My main worry is going through alllll these evaluations and stuff and my insurance denying me although I meet all the requirements and dr is suggesting it. My BMI is 48! Anyone ever have that happen or have any insurance issues? Thanks!
  • now that we can edit posts, what important points would those of you who have been post op for a while or years out like to add? I have wanted to be able to add points to it over the years. Later experiences have added many insights. It would be good to have informative points that support people rather than negative personal stories. This group is about support and information so I would like to...