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NTV TXN wrote at 2013-03-14 16:35:41
Early on, the first few weeks, I could only eat an eighth of a cup of broth, SF jello, whatever, that was it!!  Of course, I was thrilled!  I'm almost three years out, and I'm telling you, there is NO WAY I could have eaten a half cup of food. At 18 months I was eating a half cup of food.  I'm just a few months shy of 3 years out and at most, I can eat ONE cup of food, depending on what it is. I was told by my doctor, he didn't ever want me to eat MORE than a cup. At lunch today, I had a half cup of goulash and a half piece of bread. I still feel good restriction. I eat on a smaller plate most of the time and what I can eat now, LOOKS like a lot of food, although I know, compared to pre-op, it is not much at all.  :)


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Karla K.

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I'm very familiar with the four main types of bariatric surgery: Lap-Band/Adjustable Gastric Band, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y, and Duodenal Switch. I'm familiar with the Mini-Gastric Bypass and Revisions as well. I'm also beginning my seventh year post-op as a successful bariatric patient--so I can answer questions regarding pre-op, post-op honeymoon, and maintenance phases. I'm less familiar with the nuances of plastic surgery following bariatric surgery--but I do know a bit.

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Have been an avid researcher of the science of obesity and bariatric surgery for over ten years now. My professional career used to involve medical device research.

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Master's in Business Administration.

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