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Thinking about weight loss options-surgery ? If so sleeve or bypass?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I made several healthy choices today. I had 5 glasses of water instead of drinking diet pop. I went on a walk with my daughter after lunch. If I could make healthy choices all the time I wouldn't need surgery. If I did go through the process and have surgery, I'm leaning toward sleeve because it allows your digestion to be more normal and able to digest nutrients. It just makes your stomach smaller and takes away the part of your stomach that produces hunger hormones. The gastric bypass is more scary with possibility of dumping syndrome and problems absorbing nutrients. They say you lose more weight with the bypass though. The way I see it I have 3 choices- diet and exercise without the extra tool of surgery. The sleeve surgery which would make me less hungry so I could make healthier choices or the bypass. I'm going to start the process with a appt, because I might not even be eligible. More info will help me decide.
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    It isn't an easy road, is it? I feel for you and I wish I could give some advice. Of course we all know that the healthy eating + exercise is the way to go, yet we aren't all able to do it for multiple reasons (me included!). I will look forward to hearing more about your journey into surgery (or no surgery). In the meantime, hugs... emoticon
    2166 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    I had the sleeve on March 6, and it was the wisest decision I have maded in my life. If I can answer any questiong, please feel free to ask. The surgery is not for everyone and as stated, my insurance, and I believe most insurances now require a 3 - 6 month doctor supervised diet before approving you for the surgery. Make the decision informed!
    2175 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Talk to the professionals and take the time you need to make your decision. I have friends that have had the surgery and their doctors required that they lose a percentage of the weight before they would perform the surgery. This made the surgery safer and also proved their commitment to reducing.

    Good Luck in whatever path you choose
    2177 days ago
    Sorry I have no info on this. Maybe the appointment will give you the facts to go with.
    2178 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13376265
    I have considered it in the past, but decided against it. A colleague had a band put in. She initially lost a lot of weight and then gained it all back and more. There must be some members who have had it done. They should be able to give you a better idea of what it is like.
    2178 days ago
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