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saralynn50

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Posted: 07 Apr 2013, 09:16
I had gastric bypass nearly 3 weeks ago, very overweight, more than for loss of weight I did it because of diabetes and high blood pressure, plus i need a total knee. I am so frustrated because my surgeon assured me that I would go home without my diabetes med. My sugars have not converted back to normal yet. Has anyone else gone thru this. Plus the weight is coming off very slowly. I am very depressed about this. Just wondering if anyone else has had this experience
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Alwayspretty

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 09:48
I haven't gone thru the surgery, as my insurance company denied it, and I can't afford to pay myself, but I want to assure you to just give it time. It's only been three weeks. Your body is probably in a fighting mode after the intrusion it has gone through. Do not give up. You certainly wouldn't want to waste this surgery and continue to gain, right?
I will keep you in my thoughts. I do think it will work out just fine for you. Give it time! Smile
thinner120

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 01:09
I haven't considered the surgery at this time.I don't know why more insurance companies cover costs to help people lose weight< It would be a win win situation for everyone involved.

I was under the impression that you had to be on some type of weight reducing program prior to having the surgery. Was this the case for you? Has your physician given you a special diet to follow?
I agree with Alwayspretty. Your body may be in adjusting. Some of the weight may be from stress to the body. Results will come.Just give it time. Think how good you are going to look and feel in a few months!
Stay strong, stay focused.



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cjmurph

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Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 11:52
Even if it's coming off slowly, it's coming off. That's the main thing. Once you're recovered from the surgery and can move around more it will probably come off faster. Hang in there saralynn.
saralynn50

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 22:50
Thank you cjmurph, I need to stay away from the scale. I know that weight isnt about the number on the scale. I broke my rule and weighed myself today. I am going to give it an honest try and stay off the scale for a few days
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cjmurph

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 11:47
I weigh once a week at my wgt mgt program and thats it. I don't want to discourage myself but I do want to know at least that often. So many things can fluctuate your weight day-to-day.