Gastric Bypass Surgery

@Fishmomma (11373)
United States
April 20, 2008 9:46pm CST
Would you lose weight this way? I watched people on 60 Minutes who lost a lot of weight including a doctor. One man owns a donut shop with his brothers and no longer craves donuts. I don't have enough weight to lose, but if I did, then would sure consider it to improve my life. My back hurts a lot of the time, but not sure about getting a breast reduction. Some people have had really bad results. I know I'm tired of paying $50 to get a good bra that fits, as have to order them. My size isn't in stores. I would really enjoy being able to wear those pretty bras just once in my life.
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@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
21 Apr 08
I know a few people who have had this. And I am not sure if I would do it, if I had that much weight to lose which fortunately I don't anymore (not to the point where I would qualify for that anyway). But not sure if I would go through that. You could suffer from some serious complications from the surgery and if you eat JUST a bite more than you could handle after having the procedure you become violently sick. And also, just know its a tool, it's not the cure. I am working on WHY I have over eaten. And if you are prepared to do that after having the surgery, thats great! But GBS is not a cure for weight loss, just a tool to help you achieve it.
@Fishmomma (11373)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I agree its not a cure and no I would never be expected for this surgery. I need to work out more to lose 15 pounds, but a friend is considering the surgery. Thanks for the reply.
@Fishmomma (11373)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I mean accepted oh my sorry for the error.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
2 May 08
My friend had this surgery and she is down over 100 pounds already and looks great! She tried every diet out there-- just didn't have the willpower to stick with them-- and they didn't work. This was her only choice- she thought- I'm glad that she did something about it- for her own health. I want her around for a long long time :) I am not near at that point- I could lose some weight but not that drastic-- I see nothing wrong with it though- as long as you realize that you are changing your lifestyle and stick to it after the surgery.
@Fishmomma (11373)
• United States
2 May 08
Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to lose 11 or 12 pounds haven't been on the scale, so not sure which direction my weight is going today. I agree it does help some people.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
22 Apr 08
That is the thing, I know of so many people that say it was the worst thing that ever happened to them. I just don't know if I would do it. Sometimes I really want to.
@Fishmomma (11373)
• United States
2 May 08
I would never get selected for the surgery. Its not for everyone, but I really wanted to learn more about the subject. I'm certain I don't need it. Thanks for the reply.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
21 Apr 08
My doctor does not reccommened it as she has seen many people who have had the surgery gain the weight back. You still have to stick to a harsh diet plan. I would rather cut calories and exercise than go through a dangerous surgery like that.
@Fishmomma (11373)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I am cutting calories and working out every day. I'm planning to increase the length of my workouts this week, as must lose the 15 pounds. Today I got out of bed and right away went to the medicine bottle, which is not a good way to start the day. Thanks for the reply.
• United States
21 Apr 08
I know someone who did that because she was having a ton of health problems related to her weight. She was really, really young, but she weighed at least 200 to 300 pounds over her ideal weight (I'm not sure, but I think she said she lost 200 pounds about six months after surgery but still looked very overweight). I can't understand how she gained that much weight while still so young, but it was killing her fast. She tried to diet and exercise because it's a requirement before you get the surgery. You have to try to lose some of the weight yourself. It was really hard for her because her health was poor and none of the rest of her family of six were dieting. Well, it's been about a year and a half and she's doing really well and has lost a lot of weight, though not all of it. She's still got a lot to go. But, she went off her insulin shots within a few days of the surgery and her blood pressure medicines not too long after that. She has really bad headaches, though, that no one can explain. I hope those get better. Overall, it seems to be a success.
@Fishmomma (11373)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Thanks for the reply. Wow, that is a big weight loss and I always am surprised to see young people that weight more than me. The people on 60 Minutes all went off their insulin shots also.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
i had the surgery done 2 yrs ago. i weighed 369 before surgery i got down to 260 but have gained 36 pounds back and have problem with my hair falling out i think it is cause i'm not getting enough protein