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Re: stomach stapleing

Re: stomach stapleing

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Posted by b on October 11, 2000 at 02:33:54:

In Reply to: Re: stomach stapleing posted by Leslee on October 09, 2000 at 11:00:17:

I had my stomach stapled about 15 months ago. It was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I am 25 now and have lost a total of 80lbs. I have my life back now. I am happy, I work, I am engaged to be married in December, and the only thing I regret about the procedure is that I waited so long to get it once I had all the info. It is the best tool to help you change your eating habits and start exercising. Now I go to the gym 3-4 times a week and love it. The best part was when I went to try on wedding dresses and the size 8 fit me. There are no words to describe my gratitude to the Dr's who performed this procedure. It has changed my life!!!

: : 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
: : out.
: : 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

: Hi, I am also looking into this, my problem is I am only 20 and I have been told that because of my age they might not even consider me for it. If any one knows where I could call to find this out or if someone knows if this is true or not please let me know
: Thanks
: Leslee

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