have you lost weight since the surgery

Created by dave on Mar 12, 2009

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lost then gained it all back

lost all the extra

gained weight

havent noticed any difference

Peggy K

Lincoln, AL

#1 Mar 12, 2009
I lost 20 pounds in the first 11 days...too sick to eat and then gradually lost another 10 pounds. I'm hoping to lose another 20 gradually.

Ossining, NY

#2 Jul 28, 2009
I think that losing weight during this craziness is a nice bonus. I just hope it stays off. I have a totally different perspective on eating now. I am so much more aware of what goes into my body and how it works

Rowlett, TX

#3 Oct 10, 2009
I've definitely lost weight, though I can't say it was all the extra. But then I've been gaining weight for 30 years!

Miami, FL

#4 Oct 10, 2009
Lost 23 lbs in the week after surgery. Gained 10 back and still there 4 months later.

Alameda, CA

#5 Nov 29, 2009
I have lost 25 pounds in 27 days, now I am a complete toothpick! Doctor yelled out to me "I need to eat"! lol when a doctor tells you to gain weight instead of lose...you know your not looking good!

Richmond, CA

#6 Dec 2, 2009
Lost 16 pounds...4 weeks out now. Definitely eating smaller portions. Staying away from junk food -- quite the diet coke -- etc.

Mississauga, Canada

#7 Dec 2, 2009
Lost about 20 lbs in the first 2 weeks post surgery. The weight stayed off for about 4 months and slowly built back up. I was never over weight so I went about to gain back the muscle that atrophied after the "event" of emergency surgery. I have now gained back all the weight except maybe 5lbs. Feel mostly ok now. Just gotta watch out for the hernia - so no lifting the couch when the wife asks to move it. Sorry Dear.

San Francisco, CA

#8 Dec 2, 2009
Dave, is the potential of a hernia a permanent concern? Is there a fear of it happening at the incision? I do a lot of physical work on the house and like to hit the gym from time to time.

Sacramento, CA

#9 Jul 25, 2012
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