Plus size Blogs > OK72076's blogs > Would you have surgery?
Would you have surgery? Sort by:
Author
OK72076
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 10
Posted on Sat, Mar 31, 2007 20:06

Would you have Lapband or gastrobypass surgery if your insurance or someone paid for it? As a DWM, 46, bhm, with health problems from my weight, my answer will always be: HELL yes, but job won't cover it. I might get down from Super-BhM, down to just fat. That would be better than nothing :(


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
princessaurora
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 8
Posted on Fri, Apr 20, 2007 16:29

I still trying to find someone to pay for it. I would be on that table so fast your head would spin. I hate myself now. I think men liking heavy women is a bunch of crap. I'm not ugly but, no one ever asks me out. I use to have guys tripping over their camera equipment over me.(funny he knocked it all down)I feel so alone and want to lose weight but, I haven't had the self-esteem or will power to do it by myself yet. No offense ladies. I mean they aren't attracted to me. I think they lie. Define the weight of a BBW, maybe I got too big to be even that. 175-350???? or lower??


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
imfreefallinbaby
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 2
Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 2007 22:17

I had gastric bypass on January 24, 2007. I had a lot of health problems, and took 15 pills a day. I now take one, my thyroid pill, and have lost so far, 76 pounds. I FEEL so much better. Yes my insurance paid for it, or I would not have been able to have it. I have no regrets, and I would do it all over again in a heart beat. Having said that, it should never be done so that you "look better" it should be about regaining your health. It isn't plastic surgery. My body is never going to be beautiful naked, that is just a fact.


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
oklabbw
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 5
Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 2007 20:43

I did it 20 months ago & dont regret it one moment

Available only
to logged in members

Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
jjiggl
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 266
Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 11:17

Because my weight is not life threatening...yet, I would not have it. But if I had to have it, I would. I would be terrified, but I would do it. I enjoy eating and the thought of having to watch everything that I eat and taking meds for the rest of my life is frightening. But I would do what I have to do if it would save my life. I am not afraid of death, but I am afraid of not being around long enough to see my grandchildren grow up. I don't want to miss any of that. Having said that, it is a reminder that I need to take better care of myself so that I have a chance to live long enough to enjoy my grandkids. Heck, I need to take better care of myself so that I can take a flight of stairs without wheezing when I get to the top. This blog certainly makes one take a look at oneself.


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
Southerngracelady
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 28
Posted on Tue, Apr 03, 2007 08:38

I've really thought about it and read up on both. My best friend's mom is trying to get Lapband done. She's been waiting for a while due to all the red tap to get it approved. I've know people who have gotten the by-pass done. If I was to go through with it, the lapband seems to be less harsh on the body. I would do that before the bypass. I've seen people go through a rough time with the bypass. Also if your not careful and do exactly what they tell you to do(as far as vitamins and exercise, etc) it drains your body bad. One of the 4 people I know who got it done is doing well with. But I'm sure if you got the other done instead and didn't do what the doctor tells you then there could be complications too. I guess its a personal opinion. I'm just too scare to be one of those statistics that it doesn't work well for or have complications from it. Besides that, my insurance wont cover it and there is no way I could pay for it. If you chose to do one of them, I wish you the best.


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 47
Posted on Mon, Apr 02, 2007 18:02

no. I don't like doctors, never have, If I can't control my weight by myself, I have friends that don't push now, but have offered to be my drill sergeants to get my butt back down to a manageable level. Just personal view. Surgery is a very very last resort. Good luck in whatever you decide to do. Red


0 up Bookmark and Share
honeybiscuit
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 375
Posted on Mon, Apr 02, 2007 15:03

I had by pass surgery several years ago and it was awful - almost died. The mortality rate is one in ten! I am still at the same weight that i was pre op and according to the several doctors I have seen that is not unusual. It is tough and there are no guarantees. You still will have to execise daily, and radically change your eating habbits. Definitely do your research and pick the right surgeon and surgery for your type (I've been told that the duedenal (sp?)switch is more successful.). Good luck. There are lots of good sights you can go to to get advic and discuss this idea.


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
tragantaba
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 5
Posted on Mon, Apr 02, 2007 14:41

I actually had the Gastric Bypass Route-in-Y surgery in May 06. Even though I had some complication (internal intestinal leakage) the days after the surgery, I'm glad I did it. I have lost a total of 132lbs so far, I went from a size 56 (tight) to 44 (loose), I'm still have a long way to go, but I'm on track. Working out 5 times a week, eating healthier and getting ready for my first time marathon this coming June'07. So if you can and your insurance pay for it, go ahead, do it! I'm just a few lines away if you need any advice or suggestions, it's not easy but it's worth it.


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
tragantaba
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 5
Posted on Mon, Apr 02, 2007 14:40

I actually had the Gastric Bypass Route-in-Y surgery in May 06. Even though I had some complication (internal intestinal leakage) the days after the surgery, I'm glad I did it. I have lost a total of 132lbs so far, I went from a size 56 (tight) to 44 (loose), I'm still have a long way to go, but I'm on track. Working out 5 times a week, eating healthier and getting ready for my first time marathon this coming June'07. So if you can and your insurance pay for it, go ahead, do it! I'm just a few lines away if you need any advice or suggestions, it's not easy but it's worth it.


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 94
Posted on Mon, Apr 02, 2007 13:08

i've think about it all the time. my pulmonary doctor suggested it and said he'll sign all necessary papers (because my insurance covers it) and with the signature of maybe my primary care physician's i could proceed with the steps and the counseling that goes with it. the reason for my stalling is that i'm afraid of the unknown!! all the worse things of course. silly isn't it. just think because of my being scared i might not ever live a more healthier life. but i'm still contemplating.


0 up Bookmark and Share
1bigteddybear
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 3
Posted on Sun, Apr 01, 2007 11:21

It's one of those personal decisions, on wether you want it or not. But before you even think of it, get the facts on the risks involved in such a precedure. As humans, we go for the easy way to lose weight, which could have severe consequences.


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
vintagevanity
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 2
Posted on Sun, Apr 01, 2007 11:02

I have been seriously concidering it for nearly a year now. Insurance red tape is a hassle, but I think when your weight is effecting not only how you see yourself, but your ability to live a full and happy life then it is the only answer. When diets don't work, and your body is in constant pain because it's packing around so much extra weight I understand wanting it. Loving food is all well and good, but when you stop to think about how much longer you will be around to love not only food, but your life and the people in it, giving a little of that up dosen't seem so bad, or even that hard.


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 170
Posted on Sun, Apr 01, 2007 03:19

Personally... NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!! I love my food and the thought of having to eat just spoons full of pureed mush is vile! Now if I could stand by the bacon slicer and trim some of my belly off that might be a different matter, lol. I know the bands work for some, but it just isn't something I could contemplate ... I'll carry on trying to eat healthily to keep the fat rolls at bay!


0 up Bookmark and Share
Follow - Email me when people comment