Have you had gastric bypass surgery?

If you are very heavy, would you ever consider Gastric Bypass surgery? Or if you've had it, how has it been for you? I would do it and will do it in a heartbeat if my insurance ever changes so that it would be paid for, but refuse to put my family in debt to do it. Please, no bashing. If you have something helpful to say, I'm all ears. If you only want to be hateful, please go on to the next post! Thanks.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Dec. 26, 2008 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I've had 2 friends have this done. Here is my concern(tho i think I would still have it. both of them had depression due to the small amounts they could eat-they didn't deal w/the underlying prob w/food. Also there is a huge list of stuff u cannot eat at all. The other thing is your stomach does stretch back out so if u continue to eat badly or alot, u will put it back on. I thin like ny med procedure there are risks but I believe the benefits outweigh them. just make sure to get a doc w/good references and call those people to ask how it went. good luck!
    Bearsjen

    Answer by Bearsjen at 12:59 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

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  • I don't have it but I know 2 women who had it. Both of them are sisters and after one got it done the other wanted it. Both of them said they don't regret it at all and love it. They lost a lot of weight from it. I think the only complaint is you can't eat much at all or it could cause severe problems. If I were heavy enough to get it I definintly would since I know 2 people personally who gave great feed back on the surgery.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:20 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

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  • Have you tried FORM and FIXX? FORM does essentially the same thing as a surgery would do.FORM is a gastric bulking agent that works REALLY WELL. NO drugs or stimulants or herbs. FIXX is a 100 calorie, nutritional meal replacement shake. I know at least 5 people who have had the surgery and put back all of the weight. Now they have lost their weight for good using FORM and FIXX. go to: http://9752486.myo3world.com to learn more and to order. I know the site was under maintenance earlier and you couldn't order....but the info is there and you can go back later if you want to order. Let me know if you have any questions.

    KaceesMom

    Answer by KaceesMom at 12:36 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

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  • My friend's father died due to complications of a gastric bypass in July of 2003. He was very ill and constantly in & out of the hospital from the time he had the surgery 'til the day he passed on.
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 12:39 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

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  • If you can follow the eating style you must adopt AFTER surgery--you should try it before surgery. I have a friend who works in an office building full of women. We know a common friend who also works there---this other friend had it as did several other women in the office building. My friend told me only our mutual friend has followed the instructions to a tee--and is the only one doing well with the surgery. The others have been sick. lost hair, suffer depression, have had it "fail" due to eating too much........ I would try healthy eating and exercise and Overeaters Anonymous first......
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

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  • I also know a man who had the lap band. He is happy with it but can't eat steak nor eat very fast. We went out with a large group after a ranch rodeo. He ordered deep fried cheese sticks. He was the last one to finish eating. We talked for 20+ minutes about his operation after dinner when he explained to me why it took him so long. My only thought was--look at what he ordered!!!! Again, it comes down to eating healthy 90% of the time so you relax 10%. It is all about healthful eating, exercise, and caring enough to treat yourself well.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

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  • My Mom had this surgery October 28, 2007 and by October 28, 2008 she went from a size 24 to a size 8. She has no regrets...But my MIL had it in 1991 and had severe complications. They left her intestines too low, and it almost killed her....

    But I do know a lady who had it done not long after my mom and she was probably 500 lbs. She had some complications, and the doc really didnt recommend it because she was so big. But she did it anyway and now today shes doing great and is down 150 lbs.
    Ashlynsmommy06

    Answer by Ashlynsmommy06 at 8:27 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

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  • I am under 5 feeet tall and weigh 350 pds. My insurance states," Obesity does not exist. Gastro bypass surgery is cosmetic and is not covered by our insurance."

    I also would have it done but I cannot put my family in debt to have it done.

    (I have Evergreen Insurance)
    mom2boys1997

    Answer by mom2boys1997 at 10:45 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

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  • I would get the lap band .it does the same thing with out having to cut your stomach.
    genna71

    Answer by genna71 at 7:53 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

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