I had my procedure done May 2014, I weighed 230 (only 5′ 3″ tall) and had high blood pressure.
The first 2 weeks prior to surgery I lost 17 pounds.
The first month after the procedure I only drank Premier Protein drinks (30g per 11 oz about 4 per day) and started exercising and lost 20 pounds.
For the last 11 months, I continue to eat small portions and drink 2-2 protein drinks daily and have lost an additional 53 pounds (current weight is 141).
The problem I am having is, slow/weak stream when I urinate.
I have had a Sonograms done since the surgery to see if their was a problem with the Kidneys, Prostate or Bladder and everything is okay. I also had blood work done and everything was okay except for low Vitamin D, which I started taking 5000g of D3 about 4 months ago and have brought that level up from 22 to 38.
I don’t know if any other men have had this problem with urinating after 1 year of surgery, but I have found out if I pick up some of the excess fat around my stomach area when I urinate, I seem to have a more powerful stream.
So I don’t know if the excess fat is laying on my Urethra or if it is laying on something else that is slowing urine stream.
However, enough about this, on the plus side, I am a lot more energetic (as long as I exercise daily) and my eating habits are a lot better than before, but I do on occasionally sneak in a sugar free cookie or 2.