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Changing WLS

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Yesterday I found out the lap band for me would not be comfortable ever due to hernia and reflux so I was asked about gastric bypass. Since I come all this way (emotional readiness, liquid diet, requesting time off from work) I made a decision on the spot and going for gastric bypass.

I compared the surgeries and as 1 sparker stated they are going inside you either way. I thought long and hard when I first heard this comment and since I heard the comment I began to re-think lap band.

I know with surgery I will be successful. I just wish I could get my family not to worry so much. They were all on board when it was lap band but as soon as I changed it to bypass they were all less than enthused. I know this is for me not them but I don't want them to worry.

My sister still hasn't weighed in on this but she has all ready sent me a text " cancel your surgery and try HCG diet pill", lol gotta love her.

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    when i was going through all my process for a lapband they check everyone for a hernia and said if you had one they would fix it while they did the lapband.
    As far as family support most of my moms side of the family is severly obese like over 400lb and i was suprised at the negetive comments they gave me about it. I had a lot of people tell me not to go through with it. Im super glad i did not listen to them. and in all honesty I think some of them still dont like the fact Idont it I can only chalk it up to jealousy
    2019 days ago
  • CHYNNA81
    Change is positive, as long as my values stay the same. Like a child growing into adulthood I won't change into something I am not . I'm going to fulfill the potential of who I am.

    I feel great about my choices and I am looking forward to using Sparks as my back up tool towards healthy weight loss, healthy hair and a healthy heart .

    Ready for the work week.

    2020 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/7/2012 10:08:25 PM
    Chynna - I would encourage you also to really do your homework on the different kinds of surgeries that are out there and don't just base decisions on results you see certain people have, because every person's journey and results are different. It is really important that you consider all of the risks too, not just the benefits, and that you are fully prepared to accept the risks. It is really easy to be in the mindset that "that would never happen to me" but we have to always be prepared to accept that there could be side effects, sometimes long term, from the surgery we have had.

    Do your research and make the decision you feel comfortable with. Whatever you end up choosing, building a healthy lifestyle will be the universal truth that will make the difference between long-term success or failure...and remember you still have a Spark family here willing to help you along your journey.
    2020 days ago
    I hope you have done all your homework on all the types of WLS's. There are so many new ones. Have you checked out the other WLS teams on Spark? Any questions you have could be answered by them. Maybe your family is worried about the quick decision to change surgeries?

    I wish you luck with your surgery. Regardless of which one you choose, it's you that has to make the healthy lifestyle change.

    Hugs.... Marg
    2020 days ago
    Sometimes things don't work out for a reason. You may want to take time to think things through a bit. The change could be a moment to reflect. We as family worry no matter what because we care. Whenever, you go under there's always the likelihood something could go wrong. So stay prayerful and let your gut be your guide not vanity.
    2020 days ago
  • CHYNNA81
    Hey CORTNEY LEE, I am impressed with your recovery after the stay at the hospital. I know this will be the right direction for me. Wow and you also quit smoking wow. Lots of habits gone. I am on ,my way as well. Thanks for your answer.
    2021 days ago
    surgery is a wonderful tool -- I had RNY Gastric Bypass on 4/10/2012 and have lost a little over 86 pounds now. In recent years (since I quit smoking) I have been unable to lose weight no matter what I did. Surgery has helped me reach my weight loss and fittness goals
    2021 days ago
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