My story started in 2014 with a knee replacement failure. Due to multiple surgeries on my knee and being mostly bedridden for about 3 years, I gained more weight than I thought I could. I was depressed all the time and ate my worries away but that didn’t help and I ate out of boredom.
Due to eventually having my leg amputated in June 2018, my ortho Dr. suggested I get weight loss surgery and I wanted to get it as well. I went to the Central California Surgery Center and started my journey to losing the weight I gained.
On December 5th. 2019 I had the Gastric bypass surgery. My heaviest weight was 321lbs. The day of surgery I weighed 301lbs. I am almost 3 months post op and I am happy to say that because of the tool I was given I am weighing in at 250lbs to date and still losing. Thank you Dr. Coates!!
One possible side effect of bariatric surgery is an iron deficiency. Although it may not seem like a big deal, iron is essential for the body's overall health and can lead to serious health problems if left untreated.
One of the most common complications following weight loss surgery, especially for people with the gastric bypass, is dumping syndrome. In this blog, we will explore what dumping syndrome is, its symptoms, causes, and how to manage it.
After bariatric surgery, some people can experience low blood sugars after eating a high carbohydrate meal. Although, this is not your typical dumping syndrome caused by high sugar foods that people can experience after having the gastric bypass.
Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women, but it can also bring about unique challenges, especially for those who have undergone bariatric surgery. For women who have had bariatric surgery, it is important to follow specific guidelines.