Cheryl Ann Borne

Patient Advocate

Cheryl Ann Borne, writing as My Bariatric Life, is a contributing writer and Paleo recipe developer. Cheryl is an award-winning healthcare communications professional and obesity health advocate who has overcome super obesity and it’s related diseases. She publishes the website, and microblogs on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Cheryl is also writing her first book and working on a second website.

Latest by Cheryl Ann Borne

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How StomaphyX Revision Surgery Could Help with Weight Loss

Many people ask me about my StompahyX revision surgery, which I had in 2008 some 5-years after my gastric bypass weight-loss surgery in 2003. People are particularly interested in my experience on the day of surgery and my experience in the weeks fol...

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Does Bariatric Surgery Increase the Odds of Divorce?

Have you ever received a gift, beautifully wrapped and attractive to view, only to open it and find it was not what you thought it might be? The gift maintains a certain level of value that will be more accurately determined in retrospect, but the in...

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If Bariatric Surgery Fails, Should You Try Sclerotherapy?

Most of the weight that is lost after gastric bypass surgery will occur within the first year. The average person then regains about thirty-five percent of what he or she has lost. It can be frustrating and demoralizing. The explanations for these un...

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How to Find Discounted or Free Weight-Loss Surgery

Paying for Weight-Loss Surgery Nothing is easier than giving less than your best effort. If you wish to finish second in a race, all you need to do is run a bit slower than the person in front of you. If you wish to guarantee being overlooked for a p...

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GERD Treatment: Is Gastric Bypass Surgery a Cure?

What is GERD Gastroesophageal reflux, also referred to as GERD or acid reflux, is when the contents of the stomach are returned to the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the muscle between the esophagus and the stomach. The LES will n...

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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Weight Loss Surgery

Talking to your primary physician about your weight may be uncomfortable. Perhaps you are embarrassed about your weight or perhaps you believe your doctor might be judgmental despite his position. Unfortunately, your fears may have some substance. So...

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What's a WLSFA Weight Loss Surgery Grant?

Home to the Alice Neff Grant, the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America is a nonprofit organization supported by weight loss surgery patients, Bariatric Surgeons, hospitals, corporations, and all those who make up patient support networks. The We...

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The Bariatric Diet Grocery List: What to Buy

Preparing a healthful grocery list was not easy for me after bariatric surgery. It took a long time for me to learn what the most healthful choices are for my bariatric life. Before you set about making a bariatric grocery list, I suggest that you re...

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Internet Use, Obesity, and Health: Understanding the Link

The Link Between Internet Use, Obesity, and Poor Healts a society, we have transitioned to a sedentary lifestyle that is more hazardous to our health than smoking. We sit in our cars when we commute to work daily, sit behind a desk for eight or more ...

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The Psychological and Emotional Effects of Obesity on Teens

I was an obese child from the 2nd-grade through the 9th-grade. Despite my obesity, I had a wonderful childhood. It was not a childhood devoid of fat jokes or ridicule, and these digs did sorely hurt when they occurred, but the damage was not long-las...