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My question is Need some simple chocolate chip and apple pie Medifast recipes!? Thanks for any answer. Another question on my mind: I have went through all the steps to having.

Gastric bypass surgery.

And even have a.

Surgery.

Date. My problem is I read about everyone during the first few years after.

Surgery.

Is there anyone out there that is SEVERAL years post op and if so...... Are you having any complications? I am having pre op jitters....ok I am terrified!!!!..

asked May 09 at 10:28

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Good question... I dunno what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I got an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..

answered May 09 at 11:28

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Msangie~my.

Surgery.

Is scheduled December 2nd. I can speak for my mom and sister, who had it over 10 years ago. They both said they would do it again in a HEARTBEAT!!! They both have recommended to me to take protein and your vitamins and you should be fine. This is a great site as well. I am on a two week.

Liquid diet.

And I turned to my new family here and they have helped me out. Good luck! My prayers are with you..

Bambi..

answered May 09 at 11:54

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First of all... NEVER ask this question! EVER! Because all you will hear about is the negative and about people who have died. The question you need to ask is who has had this.

Surgery.

For over 10 years and is still doing great and complication free?.

I know 3 people who have had this.

Surgery.

2 are 5 years out and the other is 12 years old when they did it the old.

School.

Way! NONE of them have had any complications!.

Research.

Your surgeon, ask lots of questions, and be strong!..

answered May 09 at 12:23

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I participate in a very large (over 125 folks actively involved) and there are multiple "old timers" 7 to 12 years post-op. All look great, feel great, & are healthy. Every single one of them say they'd do it again in a heart beat. So looking forward to being an "old timer" :)..

answered May 09 at 13:53

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLIES AND ENCOURAGEMENT!! I HAD MY.

SURGERY.

SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY BUT I CHANGED IT TO AFTER CHRISTMAS BECAUSE MY FAMILY HAD CONCERNS. I AM HAPPY TO FINALLY GET SOME POSITIVE REPLIES. I AM GOING TO NEED A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO HELP GET ME THROUGH THIS JOURNEY!!..

answered May 09 at 14:34

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Faith
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Trust in yourself and do not worry about what anyone else has to say. I was scared to death because people kept telling me awful stories........I finally listened to myself and I chose for myself, I chose to be healthy and to live longer...

answered May 09 at 16:13

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Taylor
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Truly there are complications, but the really really bad ones that cause bad stuff like death are rare. Do your.

Research.

On your doc. Find out his complication rate..

The risk of.

Surgery.

Goes up with the heavier you are. It is jsut harder to do the.

Surgery.

On bigger people The more you weigh the bigger the risk. The more co-morbidities you have the bigger the risk..

So, do everything in your power to be as healthy as possible going into.

Surgery.

Take all your diabetic meds get your sugar under control. Take your antihypertensives and get your BP under control and whateever issues you are having. Follow the preop Medifast diet and do what you can to make your health as optimal as possible..

It's kind of like being 9 months pregnant. Sometimes all you hear are the "horror" stories about everyones 48 hour labors that ended up with a c-section from he#@. You might not want to hear all those negative stories. Instead focus on the positive stories and the 98% who have the uncomplicated post up journey!! Those are the folks you want to hear from!.

I am almost 2 years out and I never had any complications, and would do it again in a heartbeat! I don't have a cool website like Shelly, but I journaled my progress on facebook for the whole world and my far away family and friends to see complete with pictures and everything. I was always very open about what I was going to do and why. Feel free to look me up. (Laura Young Smith in York PA)..

Good Luck!!.

Laura..

answered May 09 at 16:21

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Owen
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Whose.

Surgery.

Is it?.

Whose body and health is it?.

Whose decision is it?.

Http://bigmanwalking.posterous.com/.....

answered May 09 at 16:40

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3 Factors to Understanding Risks and Complications in GBS.

I'm just a little over a year out and yes, I've had complications but nothing that even comes close to the benefits I've gained. I'd do it again it a heartbeat. I looked very hard at gastric bypass for 6 years before comitting to it. In my opinion, there are 3 basic things to understand before committing to the.

Surgery.

:.

1. Have a general overview of various complications that CAN occur, what their relative rate of occurance is, and what the symptoms are. Let's take stricture as an example (it's quick and easy to understand):.

As it relates to GBS, a stricture is a narrowing of the opening where the new stomach pouch joins the small intestine. It is caused by a buildup of excessive scar tissue. This complication occurs in roughly 2% of GBS patients (2 out of every 100)..

Stricture is most common in the first couple of months after.

Surgery.

But can occur later. Symptoms can include vomiting and the inability to tolerate certain foods or liquids. Pain may be present but not always - many have no pain - just the vomiting..

Most often, a stricture is quickly and easily corrected with balloon dilatation - an endoscopy is placed down your throat while you are sedated and balloon is inflated to stretch the narrowed opening. This is usually an outpatient procedure and relief is often immediate but on occassion the procedure may need to be repeated 2-3 times..

(So - In less than a minute - you've got a rough working knowldge of strictures. ).

Here's one of the better links I've found for explaining various complications is a brief but straight forward and meaningful way:.

Http://www.bariatricsurgerypittsbur....

2. You also need to 'vague' understanding of the 'soft risks/complications'. These 'complications' are more nebulous and uncertain but are nevertheless real and can be issues over the long term. Your gastric bypass may be one factor in such 'complications' but it is unlikely to be the sole factor. These things include depression, increased risk of suicide, increased risk of.

Divorce.

, etc. For example, if your marriage is not strong going into the.

Surgery.

, it may not survive the added stress - stress on both you and your partner - that the consequences of.

Surgery.

Bring with it..

3. THE POWER OF YOU! This is, BY FAR, the most important part of the 3 things I've discussed here. For the most part, complications do not occur in a vaccuum. Many complications are clearly preventable. For example, consider complications caused by nutritional deficiencies. By following your prescribed diet, complying with your vitamin and mineral schedule, and following up with your surgeon at the defined intervals or when there is other cause, you DRAMATICALLY reduce your risks of having complications associated with nutritional deficiencies..

This is where knowing the raw numbers i.e xx% of gastric bypass patient experience this complication simply doesn't tell the full story. This number may help to make you aware of a risk, but by taking charge, you can EASILY beat the number..

Consider this: There are people who die everyday getting struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. From that, a number can be generated showing the probability of you dying from such an event. But, by simply by looking both ways before crossing the street and not enetring the street when it is dangerous to do so, you can all but eliminate that risk..

Many long-term 'complications' of gastric bypass are exactly like this. You have the power, through educating yourself and following the program, to either eliminate the risks, or, by recognizing symptoms early and being proactive, greatly reduce the consequences of complications that do occur...

answered May 09 at 17:11

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Madeline
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Best wishes in your.

Research.

..

I am almost 4 1/2 years out with 0 complications. Great lab work... I am hardcore about taking my vitamins and keeping my protein grams above 70+ a day (usually more).

~Michelle "Shelly".

P.S. TY lweaver for the shout out :)..

answered May 09 at 17:34

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