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Re: stomach stapleing

Re: stomach stapleing

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Posted by b on October 15, 2000 at 14:00:20:

In Reply to: Re: stomach stapleing posted by Liz on October 13, 2000 at 20:09:19:


Well, it hurt like hell for the first few days, but then it gradually got better and better (but the pain is definitely worth it!!), and you have to be at least 75lbs or more overweight.

: : : 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

: : Thanks so much Suzy and I live 50 miles east of Lexington. I will check to see if this doctor is around. There is also one at Georgetown clinic that seems to be on top. Has a good web page. thanks again

: Hello all. I have a really stupid question...well two stupid questions. First, how badly does this hurt? And second, how many pounds overweight does one have to be before he/she can have this proceedure?




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