Pastor Naomi
By Pastor Naomi Latest Reply 2011-11-01 11:43:58 -0500
Started 2011-10-19 19:00:56 -0500

Hey Everybody,
I had to see my endochrinologist for my 3 month check-up last week. I had failed to cope with 1 more diabetic med, Victoza, and even the drug company was unhappy because I coulod not take it. My Drs. PA saw me this time and he said to me, "Do you have a gall bladder?" I said, "No, I lost that almost 36 years ago and I really haven't seemed to miss it." He said, "Oh, you are missing it, all right. I understand that if you are diabetic, with no gall bladder, you often have trouble with the various diabetic meds. They need the filtering system that your gall bladder had." So now I guess why I have been unable to take metformin in various forms, and prandin, and byetta, and Victoza, and on and on is because I nearly died and spent a month having gall bladder complications of many kinds, may be because I no longer have a gall bladder. I never heard of such a thing. I wonder what affects the other 25 surgeries and losses of body parts are causing now. Have any of you ever heard of such a thing?
Pastor Naomi

3 replies

kaybee334 2011-10-20 09:02:27 -0500 Report

I have read a lot of news of late about how gastric bypass 'cures" diabetes instantly. This would be somethinbg to look into.

jayabee52 2011-10-30 20:14:49 -0500 Report

with all due respect, all I can say about that is BUNK! (I'd use stronger language but mixed company here)

I have known people who took that option and with in about 5 years were sorry and had put the weight back on again.

You can't un-break an egg, or undo a gastric bypass. It is best to go on a low carb eating plan and lose the weight slowly and naturally. There ARE ways to do it without surgery of any kind.

Pastor Naomi
Pastor Naomi 2011-11-01 11:43:58 -0500 Report

I'm with you jayabee52, I would never go for gastric bypass after 26 other surgeries. My son-in-law had the lapband process done because he weighed nearly 400, and he has been very unhappy even though he lost some weight. Now he is battling leukemia. The TV ad said nothing about surgery. Isn't that false advertising. Irregardless there has to be some way to lose weight when you have no thyroid, diabetes, and the total inability to exercise because of 6 spine surgeries. I just keep trucking along, but I hate the constant 3 lb. weight gain every t3 months, and what shocked me was that my losing my gall bladder 35+ years ago would mess with the drugs to treat diabetes. I had never heard that before.
Pastor Naomi