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Should LapBandTalk have forums for OTHER Weight Loss Surgeries?

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Started by Froggi, Aug 17, 2008 10:54 PM
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Poll: Should LapBandTalk have forums for OTHER Weight Loss Surgeries? (9 member(s) have cast votes)

Should LapBandTalk have forums for OTHER Weight Loss Surgeries?

  1. Yes (60 votes [53.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.57%

  2. No (50 votes [44.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.64%

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    losingjusme

    i hear crickets..

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 5:14 PM

#25

I didn't say that...exactly. I said since he thinks the masturbation thread was able to be here than these should be here too well I said the other one was deleted so in his own words with what he said about it...those could be deleted too.

I know it won't happen and don't switch my words around. I know what I said.



you are correct ... i was on the road and i didnt have the original point of reference...


    lapbandbarb

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Posted August 19, 2008 - 9:08 AM

#26
MY VOTE:NO!!!!!!

There are several other sites out there that are geared to Gastric Bypass and RNY surgeries and I have gone on them. The Lapband is rarely mentioned and the surgeries are very different. The main concerns with people who have had the other surgeries are getting all their vits and nutrients and triple the amount of protein we need per day so they don't lose their hair or get really ill. They lose much, much quicker than we do because they have a "honeymoon" from food for about a year! It is like they have a super tight, restrictive, permanent band right away. They lose and then have to deal with the emotional and personal reasons why they became candidates for the surgery in the first place. We have to face the food and demons right away in order to succeed. After they lose all their weight, they then have to face the food issues and a lot of them gain back weight, stretch their pouches (it is less likely we will because we get adjustments) and that is why some get the band as revision surgery. It would be great for those people to join us but we do deal with many different things than gastric bypass and RNY people. I love our forum the way it is, I have gotten so much out of it! I hope I did not offend anyone. This is just things that I KNOW. (My debate team days in college are coming back to me--Watch out) :blink::laugh:


    libra

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Posted August 20, 2008 - 6:47 AM

#27
I agree about the new posts tool. I would like those forums to not be included but don't know if Alex can do that. Part of the reason I like the other WLS forums being included is that I feel we're providing members with a greater education regarding their WLS choices. Someone can come here thinking banding is best for them and find another option that suits them better.


    Nanook

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Posted August 20, 2008 - 1:28 PM

#28
IMHO if someone gets the sleeve that's fine and they can discuss but if it's anything other than that they're really going to feel more comfortable at other forum sites especially since this is called Lapbandtalk...I don't really feel it's other WLS-friendly here even if we add the other surgery threads, as you can see it's not very busy there. Nancy.


    TheGh0st

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Posted August 20, 2008 - 2:59 PM

#29
No offense Alex but my vote was for "no". But, I'd like to qualify that vote.

I am all for former bandsters who have lost their band for whatever reason continuing to visit LBT. Wether any of us meet in person we still form bonds and friendships on various levels and I'd hate to lose thos connections just because someone no longer had the band. I also feel it is just as important for pre & post bandsters to here input from those who no longer have the band.

That said I think the best place for threads specifically relating to WLS options other than the lapband are better suited in the "Life After Lapband Removal" Forum. Giving the other surgical options their own Forums on the main level just adds to an ever growing list of main forum areas and can also appear a to confuse the primare focus of this website to begin with.


    *susan*

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Posted August 20, 2008 - 5:16 PM

#30

That said I think the best place for threads specifically relating to WLS options other than the lapband are better suited in the "Life After Lapband Removal" Forum. Giving the other surgical options their own Forums on the main level just adds to an ever growing list of main forum areas and can also appear a to confuse the primare focus of this website to begin with.


Hmmm, hadn't though about that, but it is a good point and suggestion.


    Chickie

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Posted August 20, 2008 - 7:18 PM

#31
At the risk of becoming even *more* unpopular, I'd like to add to my reply.


I hear people when they say that they don't want the arguments that happen between other surgery types and bandsters. I get that people don't want that conflict.


But. And this is a big BUT... If people were to let go of this "My surgery is best, yours sucks because of X, Y and Z" it might cause less fights. I don't just see other surgery types doing it, I see a lot of bandsters doing it too. Mostly newbies, who are still full of excitement over their surgery, but you do get the odd bandster who is a few years out who does it. We might be able to coexist with other surgery types quite happily if that was to stop.

As to the fact that they are pretty empty, uh, they are fairly new sub forums, so they won't be exactly brimming with posts yet. That will take time. And if we at LBT are open minded about other surgery types, we might just get along better than anyone expected.

I am pretty sure there is a way for people to ignore forums still, for those who really object to the new forums.


    Froggi

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Posted August 20, 2008 - 8:34 PM

#32
No worries Chickie we'll always love you :thumbup:


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