Items Tagged ‘gastric bypass’

My battle with weight has been a long one

October 23, 2016

My battle with weight has been a long one

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Randall’s Story Total Lost: 130 pounds*     My battle with weight has been a long one.  As a boy growing up it was hard going to school being teased by kids calling me fat. My brothers as well would tease me so I just ate more and was depressed not knowing what would happen […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, exercise, gastric bypass, high blood pressure, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, type 2 diabetes, weight, weight loss


October 19, 2016

My health has gotten so amazing with the weight loss

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Cari’s Story Total Lost: 95 pounds* I couldn’t fully enjoy my daughter due to my weight. I couldn’t teach her the outdoor activities I used to love. I felt like I wasn’t a good mom to her because I couldn’t be active, I couldn’t do things, I couldn’t run around with her… [Today] I eat […]

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Tags: asthma, back problems, bariatric, bariatric surgery, eating habits, exercise, gastric bypass, loss weight, obesity, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleep apnea


October 17, 2016

My bariatric surgery was the best thing I have ever done for myself

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Janet’s Story Total Lost: 86 pounds* My bariatric surgery was the best thing I have ever done for myself. My health is vibrant, my energy more than doubled. I feel great, and I’m having a great life. Janet knew that her life was at risk if she didn’t make a change. She had severe apnea […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, chronic bronchitis, exercise, fibromyalgia, gastric bypass, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleep apnea, weight loss


I was killing myself with food. After surgery I am a whole new person.

October 15, 2016

I was killing myself with food. After surgery I am a whole new person.

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Michelle’s Story Total Lost: 210 pounds* I act, walk and talk differently. I am finally feeling the way I was meant to feel. I have participated in 5k, 10k, half marathons and did the whole 26.2 LA marathon. I am able to walk, dance, work and etc without needing to sit down every few minutes. […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, Dr. Erik Dutson, exercise, gastric bypass, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, weight loss


October 12, 2016

Since my surgery, I’ve gone on hikes, I’ve gone to the beach, I’ve gone kayaking, and all that makes me really happy

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Virginia’s Story Total Lost: 100 pounds* “There were things I had done when I was younger, like horseback riding, that I couldn’t do because I couldn’t lift myself up into the saddle. Since my surgery, I have done it. I’ve gone on hikes. I’ve gone to the beach. I’ve gone kayaking, and all that makes […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, dieting, exercise, gastric bypass, gastric-bypass surgery, loss weight, patient story, physical rehabilitation, sleep apnea, weight loss


October 12, 2016

A lot of things have changed for the better

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Chuck’s Story Total Lost: 110 pounds* “I am the president of the California Rural Letter Carriers Association, and that puts me in the public eye. That’s a big step for me — before the surgery, I probably wouldn’t have been able to do something like this because of my self-image. A lot of things have changed […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, congestive heart failure, exercise, gastric bypass, loss weight, patient story, physical activity, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, weight loss