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Posted by Diane on October 04, 2000 at 19:51:50:

In Reply to: Re: Gastro Bypass Surgery posted by Chris Taylor on August 23, 2000 at 13:31:03:

: :I am thinking about having the surgery want info or where to find info on it pros and cons.

: : : : My sister is planning to have a Gastro Bypass at UC Irvine-CA, due to a Hernia problem and her being way overweight. We are trying to find out more about the long term side effects and the psychosomatic aspect of it. How does this affects one's daily life. Thanks for all your inputs.

: : : : I am considering Gastro Bypass Surgery. Does anybody have any info on it? Pros / Cons.

: : : I had this surg. On 12/13/99 in NYC Cornell Hospital. as of this typing Jan 9, 2000 I have dropped 35 pounds. Anyone who has had this surg or is considering you may e-mail me. There is pros and cons

I am 36 years old...& on Disability...due to my Weight & Health Problems....I have tried for over two years now.. to get Gastro Surgery...At first Medicaid would not agree to help with the Surgery...then in February of this year I heard they Approved to pay for Surgery...but they had Criteria's that had to be met first...I passed all the Criteria's Except for One!! That is: I Need 12 Months of CLOSE Physician Guidance...& a very Strict Weight Loss Program!! My Physician did give me Guidance...& Support...but I was not Weighed!! The reason was because...they did not have a scale that reached over 400 lbs. available. My Physican knew that over eating was not the situation with me....I am I have a Thyroid Problem...& on Medication for both Health Problems. So here I am...struggling with Extreme Health Problems...since August 1 st 2000..I have been put on Oxygen...both of my Knees are poping out of Socket & My Physician tells me I need both of them Legs are always Swollen due to a Circulatory so very Painful to Walk or Stand at All!! I Feel that My Life is Slipping Away...I know that Gastro Surgery can give my Life back...if you have any Advice or any Solutions on how I can receive any Help....please Email me!! Thank You for your Time!!

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