Finally, it had all come together. It was like Christmas morning or having tickets on the fifty-yard line. It was like holding the winning lottery ticket. It was my like my birthday or my first kiss. It was the first day of Summer. Finally, I had lost ninety pounds. I had become my own best friend. When I was alone, the company was good. I liked the person in the morning mirror; more so, I enjoyed her. She was pretty, and she was fun. She had energy, and she was alive. She was confident, and she was ambitious. The weight had come off surprisingly fast from my gastric bypass surgery, almost melting away (or so it seemed). As memory allows, my weight loss all happened between six and nine months. And so it stayed. Ninety pounds. I was satisfied, but believed I could accomplish more. My bariatric diet was good, healthy and as prescribed. I also was taking my vitamins as recommended for gastric bypass patients. I knew that the desire for additional weight-loss from my surgery was not vanity...
Diabetes Relapse After Gastric Bypass Surgery Diabetes is a health issue of staggering proportion in the United States. I recently spent a few months out of state and, while I was away, I stayed in a residence that is located across from a dialysis clinic. Day after day, ambulances and emergency vehicles would fill the lot, and day after day patients would be drawn from the vehicles, flat on stretchers or seated quietly in wheelchairs. I could see the empty places where legs and feet once were. I am aware that diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure in the United States, and I am equally aware that obesity and diabetes are foul partners. Day after day I watched the patients rolled through the entry way, and day after day I could feel their regret even from a distance. Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. These conditions increase the risk for health issues such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. About 21 million peo...
Off-pump coronary artery bypass; OPCAB; Beating heart surgery; Bypass surgery - heart; CABG; Coronary artery bypass graft; Coronary artery bypass surgery; Coronary bypass surgery
Risks for any surgery include:
Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungs
Infection, including in the lungs, urinary tract, and chest
Possible risks from having coronary bypass surgery include:
Heart attack or stroke
Chest wound infection, which is more likely to happen if you are obese, have diabetes, or have already had this surgery
Low-grade fever and chest pain, together called post-pericardiotomy syndrome, which can last up to 6 months
Memory loss, loss of mental clarity, or "fuzzy thinking"
Heart rhythm problems
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