Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA

Julia is an experienced critical care nurse with a background in pediatric and adult patient populations. Her passion is helping patients maximize their quality of life.

Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Gastric Bypass, Recovery Time

Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

While it is natural to want to fly through the recovery phase of surgery so that you can get back to your normal day-to-day activities, giving yourself enough recovery time after gastric bypass surgery is an essential part of succeeding in your weight loss goals.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
WLS, Failure

Weight Loss Surgery Failure

If you are considering weight loss surgery, you likely have scoured the internet for personal stories on weight loss surgery failure and success. What you need to know is weight loss surgery failure depends on how you define failure.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Coronavirus, Obesity

Are Obese People More Susceptible to Coronavirus?

People who are overweight and obese may be particularly concerned about their susceptibility to this virus because excess weight can make fighting illnesses more challenging.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
WLS, Pain

Pain After Bariatric Surgery

Pain after bariatric surgery can be normal and is expected. Pain can be a sign that your body is healing. On the contrary, it can also be a sign that something is not well within your body. Learn about what to expect when it comes to pain after bariatric surgery.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
Lap Band

What Is Lap Band Surgery? Questions and answers.

Lap band surgery is a weight loss procedure that creates a smaller pouch in the stomach to limit hunger and calorie consumption. Also known as an adjustable gastric band. Read on to have your lap band surgery questions answered.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
WLS, Recovery Time

Bariatric Surgery Recovery Time

One of the biggest questions patients have is bariatric surgery recovery time. While many may wish to speed up the recovery time for weight loss surgery, it is crucial to give your body ample time to heal and adjust to your modified digestive system.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
WLS, Books

10 Best Bariatric Surgery Books

If you have had bariatric surgery, consider adding these 10 best bariatric surgery books to your reading list. The list includes books on weight loss surgery written by doctors, nutritionists, mental health professionals, and patients.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
Gastric Bypass, Cheating

How To Prevent Cheating On Liquid Diet Before Gastric Bypass

Following a liquid diet can be challenging if you are not ready to fully commit to the dietary changes required after surgery. Indeed, cheating on liquid diet before gastric bypass can be highly tempting. Here are some tips to help you avoid gastric bypass pre-op diet cheating.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Gastroparesis

Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass for Gastroparesis

Gastric sleeve and gastric bypass for gastroparesis are effective treatment options in severely overweight people. Gastroparesis, or delayed stomach emptying, is a condition caused by partial paralysis of the stomach. This condition affects 50 out of 100,000 people.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Hair Loss

Gastric Sleeve Hair Loss: What You Can Expect

Gastric sleeve hair loss is a common side effect of the procedure. Here’s a close look at why gastric sleeve hair loss occurs, what to expect, and how to treat it.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Duodenal Switch, Complications

Duodenal Switch Complications: What To Expect Long Term

If you are thinking of having duodenal switch surgery, you must be aware of duodenal switch complications. As bariatric procedures become more common for weight loss and management of obesity-related diseases, we are learning more about the long term results from these patients.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Complications

Gastric Bypass Complications: Is Surgery Worth It?

With morbid obesity and obesity-related illnesses on the rise, weight loss surgery is becoming a popular and effective treatment option. However, as with any surgical procedure, gastric bypass complications must be weighed against the benefits of surgery.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
5 min read