Bariatic Surgery The Decision

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I, like may others have lost weight many times, a good amount of weight each time I gain it back. So it is not that I can't loose weight I can. Each time leaves me feelings of shame and defeat. So obviously this is not working for me.

I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure and a pinched nerve in my back. It is obvious I need to find a solution. I began researching bariatic surgery. I have been reading everything I can on the internet and called my insurance company to find out about their criteria for surgery.

The more I delved into the research the more excited I became. It still took me awhile to contact my doctor because I was embarrassed and unsure of her response. I did finely make the appointment and she was very supportive. Last night I attended the seminar at the local hospital.

I realize that this is not a solution in total. I will have to work to obtain my goal and keep it. During my last weight loss attempt I made several life style changes so that is in my favor.

Have surgery or not to have surgery?

I have decided to pursue a lap banding procedure. The other bariatic options did not appeal to me because of the biological changes involved.

My doctor has submitted my referral and now I wait.
In the mean time I am practicing the eating changes such as eating smaller bites and chewing more. I am also reading every blog I can find about other peoples journeys.

One other important thing I have done is get a friend to be my mentor during this journey. She went with me to the seminar and will be going to the doctor's office. I picked a friend I felt understood my issues and would not secretly look down on me as weak nor would she try to sabotage me. She may pursue her own lap band depending on what she thinks of my jouney.
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    Congratulations on making a life changing decision. I have had my band a little over three years and would do it again in a heartbeat.
    3597 days ago
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