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Pre-Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Updated on January 30, 2012

I am definitely SCARED! I wanted to make a hub that would follow me through my Bariatric weight loss surgery from pre-op to post-op. Be able to voice my concerns and possibly ask question to those other hubbers who have gone through with the WLS. I have been dealing with a lot of health issues lately and I would have never though about WLS till I had to see a surgeon a few weeks ago to talk about one of my health issues. I am at my highest weight that I have ever been (210 lbs), and everyday I feel a lot more un-healthier.

Health Issues:

1. Hidradenitis Supptiva: I have these god awful scars on my armpits because of this condition. Basically I have a very hard time sweating and when I do all that goo builds up under the skin and turns into puss. I have had it so bad where I could not lift my arm even an inch and when I did I had goo everywhere. I have had approximately 6 surgeries to remove this stuff. After surgery I have a big hole in my armpit to drain out the excess stuff and so that it can heal and close on its own. The doctors have told me the main reason for having this is because I am overweight and weight causes to throw things off balance.

2. PCOS (Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome): The major cause of my infertility problems. Me and my husband have been trying to conceive but are unable to due to my PCOS. Because of me being overweight I have polyps in my ovaries that prevent me from having regular periods and also prevent my eggs from dropping.

It was said by my surgeon that if I go through with the surgery I will lose about 50% of my excess fat and will be at a healthy weight for my height. It would help me with my health conditions and further more increase my chances of getting pregnant after healing. Doctor assured me that after I drop all the excess fat that my PCOS would more than likely to disappear and bring back my periods every month and therefore the chances of getting pregnant will be greater.

This Thursday. February 2, 2012 I have to attend a Bariatric Seminar at my hospital which is step one to this whole entire process. I know its just a seminar but this whole process is a life altering process. Eventually I will post pictures of myself the closer I get to the surgery date, but I have to get through all the evaluations first.

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      Marlyn Munoz 5 years ago from Honolulu, HI

      I sent her a message on facebook saying that you sent me her way because her page was private so I am waiting for her to respond. But I am going to look at her youtube videos right now. and the other links you sent me. thank you so much

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      Antonia Namnath 5 years ago from Davis, California

      I found her you tube channel she is very tiny now but you need to look at her beginning videos. If you message her tell her Antonia sent you to connect!

      http://www.youtube.com/user/Wlsbloggerpatricia

      my you tube in www.youtube.com/antoniataketwo

      Lots of great info on you tube thousands of WLS patients to learn and connect with!

      Also go to http://wlsfa.org it is a nonprofit I started to help others get surgery.

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      Marlyn Munoz 5 years ago from Honolulu, HI

      REally, Thanks so much for doing that just to comment on my hub. I am definitely going to check out her facebook page.. I really do appreciate it.

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      Antonia Namnath 5 years ago from Davis, California

      Hi there I just made a Hub so I could comment to you! I know a gal on you tube and face book who had you EXACT medical issues here is a link to her you tube. She had weight loss surgery two years ago and all those illnesses are gone to.

      her face book: https://www.facebook.com/PatriciaAnnMiller

      Patti Anne Miller is her name she is very open in talking about this...

      also come to the WLSFA many people who have had Weight Loss Surgery to ask questions of.

      Antonia

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      Marlyn Munoz 5 years ago from Honolulu, HI

      Yes I have tried other methods, anything and everything you could think of. I've tried the cleanse but it didn't work.. But I will try to watch that movie thanks for mentioning it.

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      KimmiS 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada

      This is scary you're right! Have you tried any other methods to lose weight? I've seen miracles happen with cleansing and diet changes.

      If you can, try watching the movie : Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. It's a documentary but it's very well done and entertains like a movie.

      I'm certain that you can turn your health around!

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      Marlyn Munoz 5 years ago from Honolulu, HI

      Thanks, good luck to you too.

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      puter_dr 5 years ago from Midwest USA

      Good luck. I am also in the process to get this done.I have had a psych eval, dietary training, and I am close to getting the appt with the surgeon.