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Gastric Bypass or lap-band

 
lookingaround

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12/28/2009 08:19 PM

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Gastric Bypass or lap-band
Anyone know someone or had the procedure done? One of my family members is thinking about it.
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12/28/2009 08:22 PM
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My doctor old me do not even think about it. It will kill you.
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12/28/2009 08:24 PM
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It would be MUCH MUCH MUCH better for him or her to find the motivation to lose weight without either of these. Both of these procedures are risky and unhealthy. That being said, I believe the lap-band is less dangerous and less intrusive.
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12/28/2009 08:25 PM
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Intestinal surgery is very dangerous, I wasn't having that surgery, but they damned near killed me and living with a bag (however short of a period of time) sucks more than I could explain in under 4000 words (and even then I couldn't describe the full suckiness of the experience).
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12/28/2009 08:29 PM

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Intestinal surgery is very dangerous, I wasn't having that surgery, but they damned near killed me and living with a bag (however short of a period of time) sucks more than I could explain in under 4000 words (and even then I couldn't describe the full suckiness of the experience).
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what did you have done?
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12/28/2009 08:33 PM
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Trans fat makes you fat. Don't eat it.
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12/28/2009 08:34 PM
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Tell them to get neither. They are both very dangerous.
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12/28/2009 08:37 PM
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I've known two people that have had it. One of them, she lost a ton of weight, but her addiction transferred to drinking alcohol instead of eating food. She ended up losing her job, her home, her kid all due to alcoholism, and last I heard was homeless and no one knows where she is or what happened to her.

The other one lost a ton of weight too, very dramatic weight loss, so much so that she had to have the skin tuck surgery done all over her body because of the massive extra skin. I haven't heard that her addiction has transferred to something else, but I don't know her private life, and it very well could be.

Bottom line, I wouldn't do it but would get counseling for the underlying problem that causes the overeating in the first place. Then, once you have that conquered, set out to lose weight the natural way.
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12/28/2009 08:39 PM
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A nurse I worked with had the gastric bypass surgery. She lost a ton of weight and was sick and miserable for a long while. She finally recovered and was ok. Now 3 years later, she has gained a ton of weight back. She is no where near where she was, but is on the way there.
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12/28/2009 08:40 PM
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Anyone know someone or had the procedure done? One of my family members is thinking about it.
 Quoting: lookingaround


Lap band is the least invasive of the 2.

I know of a guy who had the gastric bypass surgery, went on an 800 calorie a day diet to lose at least 75 lbs. before they would even do the surgery. He can only consume 800 calories a day because of his small stomach.

Tell him to join a gym & get a personal trainer, much cheaper & will be much more fulfilling in the end.

He/She could also try out for the Biggest Loser show, never know.
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12/28/2009 08:41 PM
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Duct Tape. Over the mouth.
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12/28/2009 08:45 PM
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Forgot to mention the people I mentioned had gastric bypass.
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12/28/2009 08:48 PM
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Anyone know someone or had the procedure done? One of my family members is thinking about it.
 Quoting: lookingaround


-1 dear friend had the lapband.
-1 dear friend had the bypass, as did her husband.
-None had self-control.
-All three are thinner.
-All three have more health issues now than before surgery.
-The women both regained about 1/4 of what they initially lost and are fighting further weight gain.
-The ones with the bypasses had to deal with getting the shits (or puking) if they ate too much sugar.
-The one with the lapband ended up with ulcers and complications from the band.
-The man regained 1/2 his lost weight in less than 1 year.
-Husband of friend cannot absorb protein and has become lethargic and ill.

But hey, none of them have diabetes anymore, so there's always a silver lining...

Another dear friend has been losing weight faster than any of the three I just mentioned. She's on a diet. She eats 250 calories per meal, 5 meals per day. The fat is just melting off her. She feels wonderful.
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12/28/2009 08:50 PM
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My Uncle was 540 pounds and had the bypass surgery he lost 230 pounds in the first year. He is now 245 pounds and still going down. After the surgery you HAVE to be active and not sit around and be a lazy bum. He walked 2 miles everyday as soon as he was able. It works very well if you can listen and follow the doctor orders.
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12/28/2009 08:57 PM
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I wold reommend, DIET & EXCERSISE
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12/28/2009 09:05 PM
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Don't need exercise at all. If he ate the right foods and stopped hogging down on food like a rutting van cow at the drive thru of Del Taco, he wouldn't be in the shape he's in.

If he's stupid enough to think about getting a bypass, then the dipshit deserves to die.

Get him out of the gene pool for shit's sake.
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12/28/2009 09:07 PM
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neither procedure prevents you from going on an ice cream and choclate diet.

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12/28/2009 09:09 PM
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Its deadly, Dont do it. I know of 4 people who have had it and 3 of them died within a year, the 4th is sick almost all the time and has horrible side effects.
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12/28/2009 09:10 PM
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Having half your intestines removed because you won't seek psychological help makes no sense.
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12/28/2009 09:12 PM
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Do neither! Any time you go under the knife, things can go wrong. I've know of 2 bad cases, personally.

If your relative needs to lose weight, please read this 1st: [link to health.groups.yahoo.com]

It works. I lost 65 lbs and a year later it is still off. This is the easiest diet I've ever done and I've done a lot of them. No exercise and no hunger. More can be lost if desired, one of the people on the site lost over 300.

Good luck

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12/28/2009 09:13 PM
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My dad had the gastric bypass, he did fine with it, but now he's an alcoholic instead of a big eater.
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12/28/2009 09:14 PM
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Intestinal surgery is very dangerous, I wasn't having that surgery, but they damned near killed me and living with a bag (however short of a period of time) sucks more than I could explain in under 4000 words (and even then I couldn't describe the full suckiness of the experience).



what did you have done?
 Quoting: lookingaround


Colon surgery that caused two more surgeries after severe peritonitis of the abdominal cavity. They said I had diverticulitis, which it turns out I didn't.

So I lost all of my sigmoid colon and had to have a bag for a while - not pleasant. Not to mention the scars left from open wounds, they don't heal up pretty like sutured wounds.

Best thing was a NDE - learned a lot, learned to be a better person.
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My dad had the gastric bypass, he did fine with it, but now he's an alcoholic instead of a big eater.
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That seems to happen a lot.
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12/28/2009 09:15 PM
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Can you believe it!!!! We spend thousands on college and devote years to learning our careers, but we refuse to devote any amount of time to research and learn how to properly nourish our bodies. We would rather staple our stomachs shut than to discipline ourselves with portion control and a sensible exercise regime.

You have poor countries where people are working sixteen hours a day for a bowl of rice, but we can't seem stop stuffing our faces with excess.....we should be embarrassed as a society!!!
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12/28/2009 09:16 PM
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I don't know of any personally, but one of my teachers had a daughter that had the lap band. She had to leave class in an emergency because a few days after the surgery, the daughter had severe pain, the doctor didn't listen, and she ended up in the ER. They had to adjust the band, but since class was over, I never knew how it turned out.
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You have poor countries where people are working sixteen hours a day for a bowl of rice, but we can't seem stop stuffing our faces with excess.....we should be embarrassed as a society!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 851755


It's not entirely our fault. The foodmakers are complicit.

Many packaged foods are prepared with MSG. Even the color of cheese (annatto) is MSG. You cannot shed fat when MSG triggers your body to create it.

About 85% of the food in a typical grocery store is chock full of toxins and MSGs. If it doesn't make you fat, it promotes cancer.

One has to be extremely careful about food. Most of American food is simply slow-deadly.
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12/28/2009 10:54 PM
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Save yourself some $.

Follow the diet they use when they have the surgery, maybe 3-4 times a week. You'll lose then.

Stop ingesting chemicals thru microwaving and eating out of those plastic containers and eat healthy raw and normal foods that God put on this planet for us to eat (seeds within a seed).

Read this paper by Dr. Majid Ali and learn that obesity is an oxygen deficiency disorder, not a matter of balancing calories or eating low carb, high protein, etc.
[link to www.majidali.com]

Don't do any of what you are suggesting.
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12/28/2009 10:58 PM
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Anyone know someone or had the procedure done? One of my family members is thinking about it.
 Quoting: lookingaround


control yourself--- stop eating so much
also-- prepare for famine
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12/28/2009 11:00 PM
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Re: Gastric Bypass or lap-band
two words that replace all those surgeries.

Self
Control
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12/28/2009 11:02 PM
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two words that replace all those surgeries.

Self
Control
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On another note, because I know that sometimes self control is easier said than done, Hypnotherapy does work, if the one subjected to it is really willing to be suggested.
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12/28/2009 11:04 PM
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Re: Gastric Bypass or lap-band
With gastric bypass or lap band you still have to diet and exercise.

Better to not have bypass or the lap-band.





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