I Am Thinking About Getting Bariatric Surgery

Support for people thinking about WLS in any of its forms 39 People

    I Had Bariatric Surgery - Twice

     The first time was in 1999.  I was at 41 BMI and did not have any other associated, co-existing issues (i.e. diabetes or high blood pressure). I had the ring and went from 285 to 180 in about 13 months.  About 12 months after that, I started to have some issues...
    Dissonance Dissonance
    36-40, F
    14 Responses Sep 13, 2008

    Examples Of Weight-loss Treatments And Surgeries

    Obesity and weight loss treatment and surgeries are generally only an option for people who are more than 100 pounds overweight. Most physicians will first suggest a wide variety of treatments such as behavior modification, dieting, and exercise. Sometimes, a doctor will...
    gretchenhill gretchenhill
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

    I'm getting the Gastric sleeve surgery,

    hopefully in April. I'm a little nervous, but also very optimistic and happy.
    graysmom07 graysmom07
    41-45, F
    Feb 23

    No Support....

    I'm 18, weigh about 260 pounds.... I have major depression, PTSD, and other emotional problems. Physically I have constant pain in my knees and back. I haven't been officially diagnosed, but I think i have Binge Eating Disorder as well. The other night, a good family friend...
    emilymarie1995 emilymarie1995
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2013

    New Documentary Tv Show About Super Morbid Obesity

    We are looking for Super Morbidly Obese individuals, who struggle with mobility, for a new documentary television show. If you are Super Morbidly Obese (BMI 50+), have trouble with walking, or require assistance from Bariatric EMS to get to medical appointments, we would love...
    MorbidObesityTVCasting MorbidObesityTVCasting
    26-30, F
    Jan 21, 2013

    After Knee Problems, I Too Am Thinking About Bariatric Surgery

    I have been extremely overweight for as long as I can remember and just recently developed knee problems. At eighteen I just had my first knee surgery and was told by the orthopeadic that if I didn't lose weight more problems would develope. He suggested Bariatric surgery and I...
    sarahtaylor sarahtaylor
    1 Response Dec 27, 2010

    Desperate For Lapband Or Gastric Sleeve

    I have been overweight all my life. Iam a 36year oldmarried  mother of 2.  I need to lose about 100lb.s or so and have researched lap band and Gastric sleeve. I really want one of them but am finding getting the money to pay for one very difficult.     I...
    miters36 miters36
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2010

    I Am Finally Going to Have Bariatric Surgery

        I have tried everything to lose weight.  Legal and illegal.   I have managed to diet my weight up to a point where there is almost two of me.   I have several friends who have had the surgery and it has worked for most of them.  The...
    ImACountryGirlAtHeart ImACountryGirlAtHeart
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 9, 2008

    Well I Found Out Today

    that our health insurance covers the surgrey 100% so I am on my way to getting things started. We are going to a seminar tomorrow afternoon. My husband thought I gave up on having this done but I have not and I will not. He just does not understand fully as to how I feel everyday...
    sassee1 sassee1
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 18, 2008

    Wls May Be The Only Option For Me...

    I'm seriously considering weight loss surgery as a perminant solution for my weight problem. Diets just don't work for me in the long run. I've been heavy for most of my life and I'm tired of the constant struggle of my weight being an issue. I've been to a seminar and doing...
    isxis isxis
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2010

    I Am Going To Have The Gastric Bypass Next Month

    Hi all, Like so many others I am about to undergo this surgery, and like so many others am terrified. I need to go on a pre-op diet to shrink my liver in the first instance, so this is my first step. I know it is going to be a long hard journey and I hope to make a few friends...
    Debzee Debzee
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2012

    I Just Had My Surgery Rny

    I walked into the hospital on the 21st of this month a diabetic with high blood pressure.  I was terrified not to make it through it but the thought of continuing to live with being short of breath all the time and not having energy to do what I need to do was something I...
    ImACountryGirlAtHeart ImACountryGirlAtHeart
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2008

    I am currently waiting my Pre op appointment

    date. I am feeling a little nervous but also excited to enter this next phase of my life. I have always been overweight. I was the chubby girl in elementary school and was always the chunky teenager. As I got older I got worse after high school. Guess PE was good for something...
    Zaleanda Zaleanda
    36-40, F
    Mar 4
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