Posted by: Savannah | 2007/04/24

WEEK 14 : Update Gastric Bypass Surgery

Hi Doc.
Life is a rollercoaster, and I am enjoying the ride! I have, since my operation lost 21kg and more than 75cm all over. I have lost 15cm around my waist and 21cm around my hips and 17cm around my breast area. I have stopped measuring my legs and arms, but have also lost a whole lot of cm’s there.

I feel wonderful and all the side effects are under control at the moment. I have been battling to loose the last 2kg (from 19 – 21kg) to take me over the barrier and feel wonderful now that I have eventually reached my first goal of 20kg. I never thought I would see the day.

I must be honest to say that this is a huge boost for my self confidence.

Things at work are a bit hectic at the moment, as we have a new manager, who is certainly one of the biggest chauvinists I have ever come across. It has happened on three occasions that he has made snide remarks about my weight and the last time I told him in no uncertain terms that my weight is not up for discussion and I will attack him if he ever should mention my weight again. Although he does not know about my weight loss, I still feel very vulnerable as I still weigh 114kg.

Last week I had my first piece of steak in more than 3 months, and boy oh boy, did I suck and chew on that! Tasted like sweets. I eat some meat now, but still keep it to the minimum as the meat can create a blockage in my intestines. I have to chew like mad!

Anyhow, keep well and untill next week.


Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageDietDoc

Dear Savannah
Good to hear from you and that you are doing well. Cut steak up into thin slivers and chew it to a pulp before you swallow.
Keep up the good work and keep up updated every week.
Best regards

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Our users say:
Posted by: Butterfly | 2007/04/24

Boy you are lucky.......
wish I had the money to go for the op.......!!

Happy for you!!!

Reply to Butterfly

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.