Discussion Forums - Caregivers' Forum Caregivers' Forum

Topic: Bariatric Surgery

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Bariatric Surgery
Date Posted: 12/3/2010 7:39 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2010
Posts: 8
Back To Top

I am new here.  I had bariatric surgery on Sept. 14, 2010.  Are there any other weight loss surgery patients here?

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 7:56 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2009
Posts: 3
Back To Top

Kare I had the surgery 12 yrs ago. I lost around 200 pounds. I now weigh about 140 and have been this weight for awhile. Good luck with your jurney.

Date Posted: 12/29/2010 4:41 PM ET
Member Since: 12/15/2004
Posts: 282
Back To Top

I have had bariatric surgery, what type did you have?

Subject: Gastric Bypass Surgery
Date Posted: 2/27/2011 4:29 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2010
Posts: 7
Back To Top

I had gastric bypass surgery over 20 years ago in Little Rock, AR.  I weighed 248-lbs. I lost 102-lbs. I currently weigh 158-lbs.I attribute the weight gain to getting  older (now 54) & more sendentary.  The only problematic side affect for me has been anemia. I take a prescription Iron supplement (which is not covered by insurance) but is more very soluable as due to the bypass, I don't absorb Iron easily. I do eat things high in natural iron content. I can eat anything I want, including all types of meats with no purging. I would recommend this type surgery to anyone who is considered morbidly obese.

Linda Proffitt

Fayetteville, AR

Date Posted: 9/29/2011 12:38 AM ET
Member Since: 9/29/2011
Posts: 1
Back To Top

Baraitric Surgery are also known as Weight Lose Surgery. I had experience with one of them . I have LAP-BAND surgery 2 years ago. I helps me lose weight. I lose my weight up to 30-40% in  years. BUt after that we hav to take too much care about our body. We have to change our eating habits. These surgeries have its side effects also and some body did not suit this surgery also so if anyone wants to go for any surgery please take advice of doctor.

For more details please visit : http://www.ebariatricsurgery.com/



Last Edited on: 9/29/11 12:39 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: I'm in the works...
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 7:47 AM ET
Member Since: 1/25/2008
Posts: 47
Back To Top

I am early in the gastric bypass process and nervous as heck. I need to do it to save my health as is really being pushed because my diabetes is resistant to all meds and insulin. For those who have had it done, nothing to be scared of, right??  lol

 

Suzanne

Subject: weight loss
Date Posted: 1/11/2013 6:38 PM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2009
Posts: 132
Back To Top

Look up Food Addicts in Recovery---surgery is not necessary. I cannot guarantee that the sun will rise tomorrow morning, but i can guarantee that you will lose your unwanted pounds and keep them off with this program. It is a beautiful program with wonderful, loving, supportive people. And it is FREE.!! Please check it out. Food Addicts in Recovery .org

Subject: So torn
Date Posted: 5/19/2013 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 8/24/2012
Posts: 4
Back To Top

I will for sure be having one of these surgeries, God willing before this year ends. I've been to 3 seminars already. Since I didn't get the ball rolling after each seminar, different things kept pooping up that led me to another seminar at a different hospital. The issue I struggle with, is this. Which type of surgery to have. I know a couple of people who had the gastric by-pass. They both lost the desired weight and kept it off. The problem they are both experienceing is mal absorbtion of medications. One of the women is in so much pain from her back and pain medication doesn't work the way it does for a person pre surgery. As far as the lap band, I am told different things by so many people. Some for the surgery, some against it. My own doctor, feels the lap band is not the way to go if one needs to lose 100 lbs. She feels its more for 20-3o lbs. Yet I know people have lost and kept off more weight than that. Others have gained back all if not more.

I'm so confused, I know I want to committ to a new way of eating once I have weight loss surgery. I just don't want to not be able to take pain meds after, for my back pain.

I appreciate any feedback.

Thank you,

Jan P

 

 

Subject: So torn
Date Posted: 5/19/2013 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 8/24/2012
Posts: 4
Back To Top

I will for sure be having one of these surgeries, God willing before this year ends. I've been to 3 seminars already. Since I didn't get the ball rolling after each seminar, different things kept pooping up that led me to another seminar at a different hospital. The issue I struggle with, is this. Which type of surgery to have. I know a couple of people who had the gastric by-pass. They both lost the desired weight and kept it off. The problem they are both experienceing is mal absorbtion of medications. One of the women is in so much pain from her back and pain medication doesn't work the way it does for a person pre surgery. As far as the lap band, I am told different things by so many people. Some for the surgery, some against it. My own doctor, feels the lap band is not the way to go if one needs to lose 100 lbs. She feels its more for 20-3o lbs. Yet I know people have lost and kept off more weight than that. Others have gained back all if not more.

I'm so confused, I know I want to committ to a new way of eating once I have weight loss surgery. I just don't want to not be able to take pain meds after, for my back pain.

I appreciate any feedback.

Thank you,

Jan P

 

 

Subject: Husband is a patient
Date Posted: 10/4/2014 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2007
Posts: 185
Back To Top

Hi all,

My husband got a sleeve gastrectomy last month, and just started solid food again this week. He is out walking (playing Ingress on the phone) almost every day and feels great.  If anyone wants to compare notes, you can pm me.

 

--Jax