Weight loss surgery

By chelseasandra Latest Reply 2014-11-01 08:30:05 -0500
Started 2014-10-31 23:29:07 -0500

I'm thinking about weight loss surgery had anyone had it that can help me feel a little more better about my decision my diatbetes is at. A. Crucial high my doctor said.

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GabbyPA 2014-11-01 08:30:05 -0500 Report

This comes up a lot and there are people who are very happy they have it done, and there are others who can tell tales of woe. Here are some other discussions on the topic you may want to read through. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/search?query=gastric+bypass

The key is discipline and you have to have it to be successful with this kind of adjustment to you body. Without it, you will do much more harm than good. The story in that list of my friend was a success story, but one fraught with dangers that were not expected. There are always unintended consequences when we try to go around nature.

Is your doctor recommending you have the surgery? Have you tried other things under his care? And for all the desire to have it done, you have to go through counseling and that will expose if you are ready to face it or not.

jayabee52 2014-11-01 02:26:18 -0500 Report

Howdy Chelsea

Before you undergo surgery to remove weight, it would be good if you got your lifestyle corrected. I have a meal plan where I lost 65 lbs in 5 months, achieved an A1c of 5.5, maintained BG (blood glucose) levels in the "normal" (80 to 130 mg/dl) range, all while discontinuing my diabetes medications. It is a high protein, low carb (not no carb) meal plan. I will share it with you on your request.

What the surgery will do is impose a lifestyle change upon you. I have a lady friend I met while working in the hospital. She was there recovering from knee surgery. We became friends and one day she told me she planned on getting the weight loss surgery done. I had no knowledge of what it entailed and was generally supportive.

She had the operation and the weight just flew off post op. She told me that the pouch she had left in place of a stomach held only 4 oz. If she exceeded that she threw up.She also had to take special vitamins so as not to grow unhealthy because she couldn't digest food very well with her new pouch.

She loved her new body and eventually had the surgery to remove the skin folds. I had lost track of her for a while but then we became reacquainted again. I was shocked to see that her weight had ballooned to about half again as much as she had before the surgery. A few months later she had about 75% of her old weight back.

And once the surgery is done, there is no way to either go in and undo the surgery or to readjust the pouch to make it smaller again.

I believe it is not a good solution to your problem.

My fiancee (who had been a large woman) has also been on the Adkins meal plan and has lost a great deal of weight and intends to lose more. She has cut her insulin injections down to zero and has a good BG level as well. (In fact the has had a bit of a problem with hypos [lows] recently).

She has two sons, one of two had the type of surgery you contemplate. I remember her telling me just the other day that her son has put the weight back on as well.

I will let her know about this discussion and have her tell her story.

I pray that you have a change of heart about this surgery.
Praying you have improved health


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