Bariatric Surgery Health Forward to friends

  • View author's info Posted on Jul 13, 2005 at 09:14 PM

    I would do the lap band if I had the money or the insurance, my opinion is the other surgery is just too risky and afterward your body has problems absorbing the nutrients it needs so u are on vitamins and suppliments for life while the band does not have the same effects and is a much safer surgery.......just my opinion tho... but do your research carefully before u decide..........good luck.
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 30, 2005 at 03:22 PM

    I had the bypass RNY on the 27th April this year, its a lot newer in the UK to the USA and i havnt looked back. Since that time i have lost 6st (84lb) and am already feeling great. Its no easy step but I have no regrets
  • View author's info Posted on May 21, 2005 at 08:20 AM

    I have a best friend that had the band done and even got pregnant 2 years after having it done. Be very careful of the gastric bypass surgery though. 1 in 200 woman dies within 30 days of having that surgery done. I know of a woman that had the gastric bypass done 3 months ago and is so sick from it it is pitiful. Another woman I know had the surgery done and died 4 months afterwards from complications.
    Personally, I am dieting and exercising. I have lowered my calories to 1500 a day and I exercise an hour a day 6 days a week. I started on January 28th and so far I have lost 45 pounds. Also, just to let you ladies know the first two months of changing my eating habits I was taking a pill called Xenical. This is a pill which keeps your body from absorbing 30 percent of any fat you take in. It really helped me through those first two months when the cravings were really bad. You have to get it by prescription from your physician and most insurance companies don't pay for it. Here is Texas I was paying 124.00 a month for it, but it was very worth it. Check with your doctor and see if your insurance company would pay for it. I too don't think I will ever be smaller than a size 16, but I started off a size 26 and I am already down to a 22/24 depending on how the clothes are made. I have to say that I am very happy with myself and I do love the way I look. You have to love yourself the way you are now before you will ever be successful with any weight loss. And above all don't lose the weight for some man or to try to impress some man. You will just be setting yourself up for disaster and will be setting up yourself to lose any weight that you have lost. I have found in my life that no matter what you look like whether it be big or small there is always going to be someone that wants to change things about you. So change for yourself and not for others.
  • View author's info Posted on May 15, 2005 at 01:51 PM

    I have an adjustable gastric band. Low risk, laprascopic sugery, only side effect is weight loss. In and out of hospital in one day. I have lost 115# this year. I was dying when I had the surgery. I was 426# and almost wheelchair bound. Last month, I took my niece and nephew to six flags and walked for 12 hours! I even fit on several of the rides. I never plan on being a beanpole. I am BBW in my heart, so I will probably end up at an 18/20, or somewhere in that neighborhood. For those of you considering the bypass, I suggest you check into the lapband. I don't frequent these boards, but if you want to contact me for info, i'd be happy to share.
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 19, 2005 at 10:10 AM

    I think it is a good idea,I myself am trying to shed the weight on my on which is hard,more so to commit and stick with a program,but i say to each his or her own,do what you feel is best for you, i know 2 people who have had the surgery and they look and feel great,one lady i know lost 140lbs in 7 months,the other lost about 100 lbs in 12 months,nbut their confidence levels are up and they feel great,my big beautiful behind has a treadmill and lots of salad in my refrigerator,my doctor wants me to do it naturally,so i am going to try,it would be nice if i had a buddy to help me.
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 11, 2005 at 04:25 PM

    I am currently seriously considering the surgery. I want to go to a seminar about it and really get a good idea of what will need to happen before and what to expect afterwards. I hate to put my life on hold and be out of work for more than a week or two. But I would hate even more to live with diabetes or learn that I can never have kids.
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 11, 2005 at 03:33 AM

    I have considered it and still am thinking on it.I have known several ppl to have this procedure done. I have heard the good stories and i have heard really bad ones. All i can say is ck the dr and make sure he has had a lot of success rates. and good luck hun in whatever you choose to do.
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 08, 2005 at 12:47 AM

    Yes, I'm in the process of being aprroved by my insurance. One more step to go, and hopefully on the way to a much healthier lifestyle. I just want to be healthy so I can have kids one day, and be able to play with them. My mother had a stroke at 57 and SUFFERED in the hospital for 9 months till she died. I'm headed for that way unless I get approved.
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 03, 2005 at 12:41 PM

    My Dad and Uncle both did it. They are 200% happier now then they were before and their value of life has improved drastically. They had an early death to look forward too, and now, they have a new lease on life. Nearly 90% of all their medical problems are non-existant now.

    I think for the right people, its a great way to go.

    Yes, it is life changing in more ways then one. It's also a long process and a heck of a lot of money. There are risks, and several have died. We nearly lost my Uncle.
    Definately do your homework and check into it and make sure it's the right thing for you to do. Join support groups or go to obeasity*com and read the good, bad and the ugly about things that have happened.

    Good luck in your decision!
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