My Gastric ByPass Blog

Recording, Reporting & Reflecting on My Gastirc Bypass Journey…
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Diabetes ??? – I am CURED !!!!

Well no... Not Really... I am not actually cured (I still have susceptibility to Diabetes II), but at the moment my blood sugar is being controlled without the need for medication. Medically speaking, there is no cure for diabetes but it can go into "remission."...

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1 Week After Surgery

One week ago I was lying in my hospital "recovering" from surgery... I was feeling a bit woozy, a bit uncomfortable and a bit "out of control" because I was connected to drips, oxygen, monitors and air pumps... but I was calm, relaxed and not in any pain at all 🙂 Its...

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Day 2 After Surgery

Another pretty comfortable night (in my own bed), with a few odd dreams (I'm guessing a carry over from the General Anesthetic/Drip) . Still no pain to speak of.... I did take a precautionary couple of Panadol before bed because I didn't know what to expect, but I...

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Day After Surgery

I woke pretty early (about 5:30 AM) after a surprisingly comfortable evening - despite a bit of prodding and poking by the nursing staff, and a couple of trips to the loo. Again mostly no pain and just a little discomfort from my gassy stomach/intestine. I had been...

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Day of Surgery – Overview

Today is finally the day of my operation The First Day of the Rest of My (hopefully extended) Life !!! What I expected By now the surgery should all be complete and I will have been back in my room for a few hours. I don't need to worry about any distractions like...

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Day of Surgery – Back to My Room

Today is finally the day of my operation The First Day of the Rest of My (hopefully extended) Life !!! What I Expected By now I will be back in my room settling down for a hopefully uneventful and pain free couple of days of recovery. What Actually Happened Checked...

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Day of Surgery – Recovery Room

Today is finally the day of my operation The First Day of the Rest of My (hopefully extended) Life !!! What I Expected By now my Operation will be complete... I will have been wheeled into the recovery room and will come out of the Anaesthetic. Surgical Nurses will...

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About Me

I am a fairly typical Aussie bloke… 55 Years old… and overweight…

About Bariatric Surgery

… a variety of procedures performed on people who are overweight…

About Gastric Bypass

a surgical procedure that decreases the size of the stomach and changes the way it and te small intestine absorb food