Thursday, April 12, 2012
I wanted to think about something else. Losing Gaining and all the while obsessing about food had become a big part of my life. One year ago, feeling completely out of control and almost schizophrenic with the urge to eat battling with my desire to lose weight, I took a plunge. I traveled to Cancun Mexico to have weight loss surgery.
There are several surgeries out there and as I was paying for it myself and out of the country I could do any of them. I chose laparoscopic gastric plication surgery. Its a procedure not done yet often in this country because it is fairly new and we (those of us who have had it) are the guinea-pigs of the long run results of this procedure.
The surgery for me has been a restoration of sanity! I can drive by a gas station without craving a snickers lol. I have seen people go thru other weight loss surgeries and those options look awful. I know a man who almost died from gastric bypass and a woman who can only eat baby-food with her prosthetic band. With plication there is no cutting. No prosthetic. My stomach was sewn together to create a smaller tube. I put this out into the void because the surgery has been a huge blessing in my life and if anyone wants to know more about my personal experience with laparoscopic gastric plication Id be happy to share. xo Whinnyk