bariatric surgery.

By cat1 Latest Reply 2012-02-06 12:22:21 -0600
Started 2010-05-16 16:16:53 -0500

if I was able to get the Baratric surgery I would. I think the benifits that they have learned, on how it can help are great. Would any of you get it if you could.

6 replies

jlively1 2012-02-06 12:17:59 -0600 Report

Only going to work if you are type 2. If it's not, surgery might not work. A lot of people with diabetes aren't overweight.

wnd 2012-02-06 11:48:51 -0600 Report

Yes ,had it done ,went through the insurance hoops and the phych. evaluations,the weight loss prior to surgery, relearning to eat properly"slower and more chewing",sipping my liquids,still checking my sugar,But I am happy with the end result ,NOT type 2 anymore and that was only 20 hours after surgery,
I wanted to NOT be a diabetic and try to get back the 10 years of life that on average is what a diabetic loses.
All the reading I had done and the chance of ..84/85% success rate I took the chance and one of the lucky ones,BUT still I,ve dropped as of now 7 weeks out,64 lbs. standing up better"gut loss" and sleeping better, apenia better, skin cleared up,and I'm 61 years old, so yes I have had my life change But I also had to change,Worth it yes if you belive in yourself

GabbyPA 2010-05-17 09:17:10 -0500 Report

As much as I would like the results, I would not get the surgery for myself. I have a friend who had great success with it, but it has altered her life forever in some not so great ways. I have shown to myself that I can loose weight with diet and exercise. I have to keep working at it, but I can do it without surgery. It might be slower, but it is less risky, at least for me.

I kind of look at elective surgeries as I do taking my car in to be repaired. Once they fix one thing, 5 other things go wrong.

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