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8 hours ago, Strivingforbetter said:

But, as others have said, you still have to make choices about your intake with the DS. It's not a magic bullet, only a tool to help you feel less hungry and absorb less fat.

I remember a time when it seemed to be marketed as the magic bullet (or at least some patients believed it to be). The DS seems to be performed rarely in Germany these days though.

Thanks to everyone answering my question. :)

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I am concerned that you are taking such a drastic step physically without considering the mental/emotional aspect of your eating choices. If you gained your weight back with the sleeve, how will you prevent it this time? It can't be a solely physical solution - your body adjusts and your brain learns how to get the calories it wants, you've already proven that. Weight gain isn't solely a physical thing - the solution isn't solely physical either. It really worries me to see folks keep cutting away at themselves thinking the next surgery will be their nirvana, when what really needs to happen is dealing with the mental issues that drive the weight gain. From a personal perspective, I started looking into WLS two years ago and went in to therapy to deal with my compulsive eating issues before I had the surgery, and I think it's still a challenge even after all of that work. Just a thought, this isn't a judgment by any means, I found therapy to be really helpful and I'm so glad that I have that support right now as I deal with post-op stuff.

Amen! Above all, we have to commit to the commitment and constantly remind ourselves why we went under the knife in the first place.

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