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  1. jiggyiggy120

    People making decision difficult

    Thank you guys for all of your insight. I’ve been leaning towards the surgery, and having your help with advice makes it easier for me. Fluffychix, I wasn’t looking for someone to make a decision for me at all. I wouldn’t put the blame on anyone for anything except myself. It really comes down to me. I was just looking for some guidance because I was getting confused on what was best for me. Coming here and hearing from people that are going through something similar helps a lot. Makes me think more clear. I spoke with my therapist about it and she’s totally on board with me going through with the surgery and told me to listen to myself and no one else. I’m honestly just easily persuaded. So when my friend that’s a trainer told me that I have the ability to do it without the surgery and giving me pep talks it got me confused and I just needed some advice. I’m extremely grateful for all of the wonderful and helpful responses. Thank you guys.
  2. jiggyiggy120

    People making decision difficult

    Also, the hard part about this trainer is he’s a friend of mine. I’ve been friends with him for years, and he owns his own gym so I went to him for help. That’s why it’s difficult to not listen to what he has to say since he’s someone I’ve known for a long time.
  3. jiggyiggy120

    People making decision difficult

    Sorry, my current weight is 403. Before I got the lapband I was 450. I originally got down to 370 after getting banded, but have now been in the 400-410 range for about a year now. My insurance won’t cover anything that has to do with weightloss so it’s not an insurance thing for me. I’m just going to get a medical loan and pay it back with my HSA money
  4. So recently I’ve decided that I wanted to do the revision from lapband to gastric bypass. The lapband definitely failed and I’m sick of the yo-yoing up and down and dieting and failing over and over again. I have a lot of people that are really supportive, but I’ve also been getting a lot of criticism. Mostly from my personal trainer. I still am trying to eat healthier and workout, but I still want the surgery as well. You can’t just stop eating healthy and working out just because you’re getting the surgery. But my trainer is determined to change my mind. He’s telling me I don’t need it, and that I should just give him a year and things will change. But I still feel that the surgery is what I should do. Yes, I could lose weight with working out and eating right, of course, but I feel that I still have to do this for myself. I’ve had personal trainers before, I’ve done this and I’m still completely overweight. I’m just struggling because he’s making me second guess that my decision is the right one. I need some guidance here.
  5. So I got banded about 3 years ago and have not had good results. To be honest I gave up on it when I was feeling uncomfortable and it wasn’t working. I would feel full, but not the same full as before. It was more of just a build up of food. And then even though I was full, I was still STARVING. It just didn’t work for me. My starting weight before surgery was 450. I initially lost about 80, but now I’m back up to 400. I have a friend who got the gastric bypass and she said it was the best decision of her life. I need to lose weight and I have been dieting already, but the results aren’t showing. I’ve started discussing getting the revision from the lap band to gastric bypass surgery with my primary doctor, but she didn’t have much information for me. Has anyone had the revision done? Are there greater risks with having a revision? Or is it just the same as getting the surgery by itself?
  6. jiggyiggy120

    Getting banded on 12/17/15!

    Well my surgery date got moved.... And I got home about 5 hours ago! I got my surgery a week early. I'm too nervous to get any major surgery done. This one was scary enough for me. But anything that makes me have to get a part of my stomach taken out or organs rerouted just sounds downright scary to me. If this slips, it slips. If it's too much for me, I'll get it out. I luckily have a good enough job that even though my insurance doesn't cover it, I haven't really had to pay out of pocket for anything. I feel confident and ready. I don't know what the future holds. I know that once I have the support and motivation I need I can stick with something. I lost a lot of weight on my own before. But I was working closely with a trainer and she helped me with everything. And once I lost her I lost that motivation. And I was just lost in general. I know that now that I got this I will have that constant crutch. Something to guide me. If I fail, I fail. At least I tried. But I don't see myself failing.
  7. I'm extremely excited and ready to start this journey. I've struggled with my weight my entire life, as a lot of the people on here have dealt with. I had dieted, exercised, the whole lot. Once I lost 80 pounds all on my own and then when I lost my support system it all got turned upside down. Now I weigh more than I did when I started. My current weight is 440 pounds. The most I have ever weighed in my life. I have so many struggles and I feel like crap all the time. So I finally decided I needed to turn in this direction or I will just continue to slowly kill myself. Sadly my insurance doesn't cover it so I had to take out a personal loan. But I have a great company that I work for, and my visits post-op will technically be covered. I'm extremely excited, I know it's going to be hard and I know it may not come off as quickly as I'd like, and I won't let myself get discouraged. I know it will work and I know I can do it. Reading all of these forums have really helped me understand the band and what I'm in for, and I'm ready to take it on. December 17 is where my new life begins!!
  8. I'm deciding my surgery dates and I obviously want to get it done sooner rather than later. I want to do it the beginning of November (like the 5th or 12th), but my band has a show on the 22nd of November and I wasn't sure how recovery works and if that is enough time in between. How long has it taken for you guys to feel normal again (other than the eating and hunger part, I know that's going to be different lol).
  9. I made a different post, and I guess I should try to rephrase it. I was wondering if the surgery could affect the vocal cords or the diaphragm. I'm in a band and singing is an important part of my life and I just want to feel more secure that nothing will change after the procedure. I see a lot of forums about problems with the esophagus. And it makes me nervous. And the diaphragm is in the stomach region. I asked my surgeon and he seemed unsure. I've tried asking a few others and I have yet to get a response which makes me even more nervous. Can someone please let me know if I am risking my singing vocals.
  10. So I'm a singer. And I have a big powerful voice and I'm nervous that with the surgery my voice is going to change. I'm known for being a great singer and it's one of the only things that's kept me strong for so long. It was something that made me feel beautiful when I never felt it because of my weight. It may seem like a stupid question, but I just want to be sure that nothing changes. Anyone know if the surgery would affect it?