Maryland | Gastric Bypass

I think I pretty much say it all in my video EXCEPT that through surgery I’ve found wonderful support and encouragement from a community I created called Bariatric Foodie, where I help fellow post-ops learn to “play with their food.” Anyone who needs support is welcome to join us at bariatricfoodie.com.


IN WHAT YEAR DID YOU HAVE SURGERY?
2008

WHAT WAS YOUR HIGHEST WEIGHT BEFORE SURGERY?
340 lbs

WHAT IS YOUR HEIGHT?
5′ – 8″
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO HAVE SURGERY?
Current health concerns; Preventing future health concerns; Living longer; Controlling my pain; Controlling my eating; Appearance; Recommended by family or friends

WHAT WAS YOUR LOWEST WEIGHT AFTER SURGERY?
172 lbs

DO YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL ISSUES THAT HAVE IMPROVED SINCE SURGERY?
(No answer)
WHAT WERE YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT BARIATRIC SURGERY?
Insurance coverage; Finding the right surgeon or program; Complications or death; Not losing enough weight

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT WEIGHT?
215 lbs

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT HAVING WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY?
Losing weight; Improved health; More energy/better quality of life; Improved appearance