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Gastric Bypass Tips & Tricks: Midol Complete, Gas X Strips, Cough Pillows, And More

In Before And After Interviews, Gastric Bypass by OC Staff

Listen Now! Fallon had gastric bypass surgery only two months ago. The process and recovery is still fresh in her memory. Background Fallon had an unhealthy relationship with food for most of her life. In fact, at age 9 her parents put her on the Dolly Parton Diet (yes, cabbage soup all day, everyday). Needless to say, she developed some …

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Bariatric Surgery Saved Me

In Before And After Interviews, Featured by OC Staff

Listen Now! I had originally planned this interview as a look into bariatric surgery in Canada. It’s a different and very interesting process. However, as this interview went on we discovered one of the most inspirational weight loss surgery stories out there. Ingrid grew up and lives in the Yukon. If you haven’t seen any of the TV shows about …

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The Hardest Part Of Weight Loss Surgery

In Before And After Interviews, Featured by OC Staff

Listen Now! This interview is my absolute favorite for many reasons. We were lucky enough to find Jenna who was able to very clearly explain the most difficult part of weight loss surgery. You may have heard of how emotions can change as you lose weight quickly. Many people get emotional or even angry as they’re losing weight at a …

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Hormonal Changes After Weight Loss Surgery

In Before And After Interviews by OC Staff

In this interview we talk to Bonnie from California. Bonnie had gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago. She has lost 150 lbs and says it was one of the best decisions she has ever made. While Bonnie had great results and minimal post-op pain, she was surprised by one change after surgery. She quickly experienced menopause. Obesity produces excess estrogen …

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Bariatric Surgery At Age 65

In Before And After Interviews, Featured by OC Staff

Listen to the interview! The average age of a bariatric patient is 42 (AJN, Sept. 2012, Vol 112, 9). 83% of patients are female according to the same study. Walter is an anomaly. He’s male and had bariatric surgery at age 65.  He’s also a great example of perseverance and hope. Background Walter decided to live out his golden years …

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I Cheated After Gastric Bypass

In Before And After Interviews by OC Staff

Listen Now! Life is full of ups and downs. Gastric bypass surgery helps you lose weight fast. But like anyone, successful patients are not immune to temptation. And occasionally they cheat! This week’s guest is a cheater. She has cheated on a few occasions. ‘I’m not perfect but either is anyone else’. Connie (Canstance Burel) gives us honest and sometimes …

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Lap Band Erosion – Jacqui’s Story

In Before And After Interviews, Lap Bands by OC Staff

Listen to the interview! Jacqui had Lap Band surgery in 2007. Five years after mediocre weight loss (50 lbs) she found herself having difficulty swallowing. Over the course of a few months it got worse. After some testing, her doctors found that her band had eroded into her stomach. What is Lap Band Erosion? Lap Band erosion is a condition …