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Old 01-23-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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Re: Is Gastric Bypass the answer for a Mom who is quite obese?

I am sorry for how you feel and not be able to do anything about it and truly you can't do anything. So much goes into becoming obese that first your mom would need to find out why or how she got this way. Has she had a medical exam and a psychiatric review? Those things need to be done before you even think of surgery of any kind. There is a reason people gain weight and your mom needs to know the reasons before it would do any good to do surgery. And you have said how you feel about her weight ...but she needs someone to tell her story to. We all have stories to tell and perhaps something has happened along the way of her life and she needs to speak with a professional about it. If she is sad/depressed then take her to a doctor. If she is okay with herself right now then just love her.