... My dr. recommended the Gastro Bypass Surgury to me it was my diabieites dr. I know nothing about it . I did weigh 293.50 and now weigh 212 I am 5 feet 2 inches tall. ... (37 replies)
... t know if some surgeons are just bad at providing gastric bypass information or people are not following procedures. Did some folks not get the memo? ... (37 replies)
... Okay, forgive me if this sounds mean, but gastric bypass surgery IS the hard way. ... (37 replies)
... e next to die from stress, it would not cahnge anything to know what she died from, the fact is she is dead and you are alive... so live don't die with her. This surgury can and does save many lifes and sometimes life is lost I feel your pain i really do but you are alive. ... (1 replies)
Hello everyone I am a newbe a 52 almost 53 year old male i started this at 348 lbs but have lost down to 292 by changing the food i eat and going to the gym five days a week. I have been a fat person all my life, and though it may seem hard to beleave over my life time i have lost and found over 1600lbs. I... (1 replies)
... want the surgury and have been thinking hard about this for years. I think losing the weight would only improve my health and my overall mental health! I'm 5'5 and 255. ... (19 replies)
... That statement is just plain B.S.! Stop and think before you post crap like that here! A lot of people take hope or despair from what they read here and your statements just aren't true. In fact, no valid medical evidence supports it!
Obesity is a disease but it certainly doesn't mean you cannot "put down the fork"! Such a typical response from someone who has no real... (37 replies)
... I am sorry for your loss but to try and blame her unfortunate passing on her GB surgery without all the facts is just not valid. She could have had health complications from her weight or genetics that caused her passing.
To my knowledge, all surgeons require a physical 7-10 days before the surgery and that would have ruled out some factors but certainly not all. I'm also... (37 replies)
... I looked into RNY surgery but I was turned off by the 1% mortality rate. I also have an aunt who had it done 15 years ago who is going pass on in the next year because of a leak they never caught. The leak has destroyed most of her live. To me, it wasn't worth the risk and I decided to do it the hard way.
I do know people who have had it done successfully, and I also... (37 replies)
... Thanks!! Between you and cookie, I am so excited! You 2 have been such an inspiration for me. I have seen how the whole thing works but havent attended any WLS groups. My brother had the surgery almost 3 years ago and I have seen how it has changed him. Mentally and emotionally, I feel ready for this. I have never been comfortable in my big body and have never accepted being... (37 replies)
... :angel: This surgery is one of the best things I ever did for myself. It is also something that I did not just jump into, I did alot of research, talked with alot of people who had had the surgery, and I attended WLS Support Group meetings for 3 yrs prior to having the surgery myself. The reason I had to wait so long was that my ins did not cover this until last year. I... (37 replies)
Yeah, just a few more days and I will have my surgery!!! March 2nd! :bouncing:
I am nervous, but mostly because I am finding that I am actually SAD about saying goodbye to many foods that I really love. Weird....I feel sad just thinking about it. I have been addicted to drugs and alcohol in the past, but didnt feel "sad" about letting them go because I knew that... (37 replies)
... Hi again. :wave: Start out with sugar-free, til you find out if sugar will bother you, I had no problem with it. They were a life saver for me. It is hard to drink enough, so the popsicles help you through that. Best Wishes! :angel: (37 replies)
... POPSICLES? I thought u couldnt have sugar...? I guess sugarfree ones would work. Yeah, I am soooo excited but dreading having to face reality - that I am a food addict. I cant believe my insurance is covering it. I have medicaid - and my health is OK but family history of every weight related complication known to man. So I am lucky. I have to come up with $500 before Mar 1st... (37 replies)
... Congratulations on your surgery date, time will fly by! Make sure to do your grocery shopping for soups, jellos, puddings, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, cream of wheat, yogurt, applesauce, lots of popsicles, etc. Any soft foods you like, cause you will still crave different foods and you'll want to have them on hand. I can not do milk or yogurt, but I lived on banana popsicles til... (37 replies)
... With 15 days left until my GBS I am really getting nervous. Not because of the actual surgery itself but because I know that I will have a hard time with the food part of it. I mean, I didnt get to the weight I am by eating nutritious meals all the time. I am 5'3" and 243. I have NEVER weighed this much. I know that I am an emotional eater and will sometimes, or rather, often... (37 replies)
... I had GBS 8-17-05, My starting weight was 263 and my current weight is about 177. I feel great and had no complications or pain following my surgery. However this surgery is not the "easy way out". You still have to deal with the emotions and physical changes you are going thru. My hair is thinning out, but other than that I am totally happy with my decision to have GBS. I... (37 replies)
... after all can stretch. and the body can slow metabolism down to a crawl. it can increase your thrist to where you are drinking caloire laden drinks since it can bypass the stomach alot faster and requires less digestion. ... (16 replies)
... i am having the surgery on 5/24/04. I have several friends at work that have had the surgery and have had great results. (37 replies)
... e people that have had surgery. It tells the bad along with all of the good about surgery. It also gives informaton about the surgeons that do weight reduction surgury all over the US. You will even get reviews about individual surgeons and information about which insurance companies have paid for these sugeries in the past. ... (9 replies)