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Pandahb Pandahb
Has anyone had or does anyone know someone who has had/will have a weight loss surgery?
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I have had one
I know someone who had one
16
it was a lap band
3
it was a sleeve
it was a gastric bypass
6
I don't know what it was
4
Other
7
Total votes: 36 (24 voters)
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09/11/2011
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Ghost Ghost
Other: I have not had one and I don't know anyone who has. Also, I don't plan to get one.
09/12/2011
Peggi Peggi
A friend of mine had Gastric Bypass surgery because he was just over 600lbs, he didn't have any complications and is now down to 345 and still losing, and looking fantastic! He had a medical condition which was preventing him from losing weight, even when he ate more healthy than I do, mostly salads and never ate out, nothing greasy or large portions! So he didn't expect the bypass to actually work because typically that is for those who overeat, but it was a success!
09/12/2011
Pandahb Pandahb
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
Other: I have not had one and I don't know anyone who has. Also, I don't plan to get one.
Thats good that you are healthy and surround yourself around healthy people
09/12/2011
Pandahb Pandahb
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
A friend of mine had Gastric Bypass surgery because he was just over 600lbs, he didn't have any complications and is now down to 345 and still losing, and looking fantastic! He had a medical condition which was preventing him from losing weight, ...
That is so awesome!
09/12/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
A guy I work with got gastic bypass surgery. He didn't weigh enough for the surgery so he spent a few months gaining weight just so he could have the surgery, it did not turn out well. He is very underweight and is having serious health problems now.
09/12/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
I don't know anyone who has had these types of surgery that I know of.
09/12/2011
Taylor Taylor
I had a friend in college who had this done. I'm not sure if it was gastric by pass or lap band. She initially lost a lot of weight, but she has been putting it back on. I don't think she learned heathier eating habits.
09/12/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
My mother had it done in 1992 - full-on gastric bypass, where they took out parts of her stomach and intestines. Her doctor had told her that she would die by the age of 40 if she didn't lose the weight. She never had problems losing, it was the 'keeping off' part that never stuck.

So, she followed the instructions and used the surgery as a TOOL (not a miracle cure) and became one of the 'poster girls' for the surgery. She went from 300 to 115 pounds (on a 5', very petite frame) and has kept it all off since.

The drawback with the seriousness of her surgery is that she can't absorb nutrients like she should, so now she has osteoporosis, mild anemia, and various other problems as she moves into old age. She doesn't regret it, although she wished they had the LAP band when she got her stuff done.

I'm keeping the LAP band as a last resort for myself. Currently I am in OA (Overeaters Anonymous) and working on the psychological issues of my weight for my health, as I am certain I'll end up with diabetes. Again, I'll do surgery as a last resort tool. I have no delusions about it being a miracle cure.
09/13/2011
Beck Beck
There was one guy I went to school with I know had it. Worked good for him and now he does have a better life. I am glad to see he changed his ways. He really was to big to seat at the desk as an 8th grader. And I am talking like 450lbs, now he is about 200 and is healthy. He was also about 6ft.
09/13/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Pandahb
Has anyone had or does anyone know someone who has had/will have a weight loss surgery?
I've never had it done or known anyone else who had it done
09/13/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i've never had it done and i don't think i know anyone who did either.
09/13/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I know a nurse who has had two lap band procedures. I'm not sure if she had the first one removed, or had it adjusted, as lap bands can be adjusted if necessary. She is losing the weight slowly but surely. With lap band you don't get the stress of malnutrition as some get with gastric bypass.

I met her after she has the first procedure, so I don't know how much she weighed before the procedure. I believe she was over 300 lbs at the time. She seems to have done well on it.

She's the only person I know personally who have had any of these procedures. I have worked with a few lactation clients who had gastric bypass, the most of the nutrition issues happen during pregnancy, not breastfeeding, so it wasn't a huge issue for them, by the time I got to them. Pregnancy after a gastric bypass is a difficult problem, getting enough nutrients is very difficult.
09/13/2011
married with children married with children
I know a few people who have had some kind of surgery for weight loss. Not sure what was done with each one. I know that a few had problems after the surgery. I did not really pay too much attention to what was done because I am not over weight, so I did not need to know the details.
09/14/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
Other: I have not had one and I don't know anyone who has. Also, I don't plan to get one.
Same here
09/25/2011
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
Lapband is currently my last resort. I'm almost 300 lb and my nutritionist thinks that my stomach has grown so large that it's impossible for me to feel full. Eep.
01/08/2012
ap-the-aper ap-the-aper
I have a friend of a friend who had a gastric bypass... She's thin, but I think she vomits a lot because she doesn't have much of a stomach anymore.
01/08/2012
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
Other: I haven't had weight loss surgery, and I don't know anyone who has.
01/09/2012
AmberM AmberM
My mom had a gastric bypass done a few years ago.
01/09/2012
Total posts: 19
Unique posters: 17