Do you know what kind of surgery you want? I was told on my consultation that due to being morbidly obese (I weighed 393 in 9/2011) it was recommended that I have the gastric bypass as I would have a greater weight loss. I had surgery on 7/23/12 and have thus far lost almost 170 pounds with about 40 to go. It is imperative that you have a good support system in place prior to and following surgery. I still rely on my sister and family, as well as attend monthly support group meetings.
current weight: 152.4
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I would ask about the support following surgery.... how often do you see the dr and the nutritionist? what type of access do you have to the nutritionist after surgery? What type of support groups do they offer?
For me, having the support that you will need after the surgery is huge!
Good Luck on your journey!
Courage doesn't always ROAR. Sometimes, courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says... " I will try again tomorrow" - Mary Anne Radmacher
I decided this summer that I am ready to be done weighing 2x what I 'should' and have admitted that I need more help than what I have been able to give myself in the past.
I am just starting the pre-surgical medical exams. So far I have: -met with the surgeon -initial visit with nutritionist -ultrasound of gall bladder -blood draw for lots of tests...the tech called it a 'rainbow' draw :) -started on the vitamin schedule to have that become part of my daily routine -started tracking my food
What advise can anyone give about questions I should ask the surgeon, nutritionist, exercise physiologist or the psychologist?
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