Having A Lot Of Surgeries with Type 2 Diabetes

By Cathy63 Latest Reply 2011-07-27 12:27:36 -0500
Started 2011-07-26 10:10:28 -0500

I have had a lot of surgeries in my stomach area, now another one has come up again, this time another hernia. How can I get rid of this big belly and boney legs?

Help! I walk in the morning about one mile, but lately I have had pain in my stomach, and there in the middle is a lump, and it is a hernia.

I would love to have the lap band surgery, has anyone had this done, and what has it accomplished for you?

2 replies

coffeecoffeecoffee 2011-07-26 10:24:32 -0500 Report

i have a lapband. it is a useful reminder that enough food has been eaten. but…i also recognize that i have some addictive behavior around food and those 'must eat now' messages still get through to my brain. in summary the lapband is useful as a physical tool but you can easily eat 'around' it.

and then there is the issue of the diabetic drugs improving metabolism which results in a weight gain whether you expected it or not.