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The Hardest Part Of Weight Loss Surgery

In Before And After Interviews, Featured by OC Staff

Click play to listen to the interview. 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 …

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Lap Band Erosion – Jacqui’s Story

In Before And After Interviews, Lap Bands by OC Staff

Click play to listen to this 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 …

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Hormonal Changes After Weight Loss Surgery

In Before And After Interviews by OC Staff

Click play to listen to the interview. 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 …

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

In Before And After Interviews, Gastric Bypass by OC Staff

Click play to listen to this interview. 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 …

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The Pouch Reset – Losing Weight After Weight Regain

In After Surgery, Before And After Interviews, Resources, Stories by OC Staff

Click play to listen to the interview. Angie has spent much of her life on a roller coaster of weight loss and weight regain. She went through stages where she would starve herself and times when she gained weight quickly. She tried 357’s in high school (caffeine pills with 357 grams of caffeine) only to cause thyroid and pituitary gland …

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Gastric Bypass Before & After With Robanne Robin

In Before And After Interviews by OC Staff

Click play to listen to this interview. This week we were lucky enough to connect with Robanne Robin. Robanne had gastric bypass surgery in 2009. She went from 300 lbs to 150 lbs. She’s a registered nurse, a motivational speaker, and the author of a must-read book called “Half My Size.” On top of all that, she speaks to kids …

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Bariatric Surgery Saved Me

In Before And After Interviews, Featured by OC Staff

Click play to listen to the interview. 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 …

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Bariatric Surgery At Age 65

In Before And After Interviews, Featured by OC Staff

Click play to 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 …