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Re: stomach stapleing

Re: stomach stapleing

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Posted by suzyQ on October 08, 2000 at 13:40:12:

In Reply to: Re: stomach stapleing posted by Jeff on October 08, 2000 at 09:45:28:

I had my stomach stapled in 1981. This was the original procedure (before the mesh). I lose 123lbs and was very happy about NO EXERCISING, and still shedding a massive amount of weight. The eating was the most difficult to adjust to, but when I did, it was a breeze.
BUT....back then there were no support groups to help the person. I kept the weight off for about five years, but it then started creeping back on.
While I haven't regained the whole amount, it's just as hard now to loose weight as it was before the surgery.
I didn't have problem one that is associated with the procedure. I had such success that I would do it all over again if I knew I would have the same
results! Now I know what I did wrong, and the support groups are everywhere to help you.
I RECCOMEND THE SURGERY TO ANYONE WHO HAS LIVED A LIFE OF MISERY BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT. Make sure you have access to the support thing before you dive into this. Make sure you have a good surgeon...check everything
Jeff, if you live anywhere near Lexington, see if Sid Hopkins is still practicing and if he is still doing the surgery. HE IS THE BEST!!!

: : I would like to hear anything anyone has to say about the subject.

: : I am researching to see if this voluntary surgery is for me.

: : pre`

: I am just beginning to investigate this myself. I am 38 year old male and weigh about 400 lbs. I think they are trying new lazer methods now and performing some procedure call rouge n y. I think the old stapleing methods they used to use have been switched to this procedure. I am like you, I hate to walk in on my two feet and not walk out, however, my alternatives are bleak. I have tried everything. Pills, shakes. I lost 70 pounds in 3 months on the shakes but just gained it back and more. Also I am a heavy smoker, but when I quit I gain more weight. Please keep me advised of what you find. thanks, Jeff from Kentucky

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