Upcoming Surgery


Hello! I am 67 yrs old & weigh 294 lbs. I am scheduled for gastric sleeve surgery in June. I’m nervous, scared & excited all at once. My primary care doctor has been on my case about this for 2 years. I was too afraid to do it. I’m having problems with my left hip & face possible replacement surgery. I need to lose weight first. Maybe if I do, I won’t need the surgery! I need all the encouragement anyone can give. I’d especially like to hear from those who have had the same surgery.


Hi I’m cally I have a little bit of the same problem.but not replacement.mine is just a rip not bad enough to have surgery


You’ll be fine. Just follow orders for after surgery.


hi im cathy and i had gastric bypass surgery in 2005 but i had thy ruin y its the original bypass surgery i toped out at 297 and thought about doing this for 3 years before I did it i had an excellent surgeon and i am glad that i did the surgery it took me a while to get below 200 and i got to 174 was there for a little while but i was ecstatic cause my goal was 180 then i had skin removal surgery cause i kept getting rashes yeast infections and issues from the hang over skin it took some time to get that approved by bcbs to be done. But them in 2015 i ended up in the hospital with afib and irregular heart beat for 5 days and was put on 2 medication whitch one of them had weight gain as a side effect and I had gained 45 pounds being in that after 4 years i was able to get off that medication and so far have lostabout 16 pounds and am still trying to loose the rest of the weight that I had grained being on that medication…please feel free to message me if you want to talk… cathy


Thank you for the reply, Cathy. It’s SO annoying that when something else happens it messes up what you’ve accomplished. My doctor has wanted me to do this. My mother said I wouldn’t agree until I was ready. I had to hit bottom before I was willing to climb to the top. It’s so true.


Hi Nancy, my name is Nancy as well… I wish you only good results and i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers… Hugs, you can do this, you are a strong woman… Its gonna be okay… Hugs and love… ❤❤❤❤❤


Hi Nancy… I have a good feeling about this! It won’t always be easy, but you’re strong and you’ll do well. Keep reaching out…we’re here for you, and you’re a voice of strength for us.


I’ve had both knee replacement and sleeve surgery. Those are the best 2 decisions I’ve ever made. Just follow the instructions if the doctor and you’ll do fine.


Go online and follow the whole30 diet you lose weight fast and healthy.


If you go online. There’s a diet call the whole 30. It’s an anti-inflammatory diet eating whole foods very healthy. You will lose weight very healthy and very safely. Good luck. 💙