Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

Hello all! Just wondering if anyone has been going through what I have been.

Last year I lost 40 lbs but now I have gained it all back. My doctor referred me to the sleeve due to health reasons (high BP and High Cholesterol) My mom is mad about it and won't even discuss it with me. My friends are trying to get me to start a gym membership with them and said I can lose weight to fast to go through this surgery. They said they worry about me. I am 5'5" and I weigh 240 lbs. I get this gasp of "OMG, you are having that dangerous surgery" when I mention it to someone.

My husband was not for it until my first app. Now he is for it, not 100%, but is not trying to talk to out of it.

Also, now I am afraid I have GERD and the doctor will want me to have gastric bypass instead of sleeve, which I will refuse, and all this will be a waste. Shew, just torn.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody has the right to be "mad" over your decision .... the dr "wanting " you to have the bypass versus a sleeve... keep one thing in mind this is YOUR choice and YOUR decision it's YOUR body and YOUR life .... make your own decision don't allow others to decide how YOUR life should be

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You,and your hubby form a strong circle of support. Do not,allow naysayers in your circle. Stop talking about the surgery with everyone proceed in secret. Do what is right for you. You owe no one any explanation.
We are here for your support. I did mine in secret, just my hubby and one niece who had it was and still is my only support and the wonderful people here.
Don't pass this chance to change your life.
It's no one's business what you do.

HW 274 SW 263 GW 125 GASTRIC SLEEVE 7/21/17. Height 5'1" instagram: K_aane_VSG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your so-called 'friends' are focusing too much on weight loss by suggesting a gym membership when the real issue for most obese people is keeping the weight off.

We've all lost weight without surgery. However, we couldn't keep it off without surgery.

Obesity is not curable, ever. While it can be put into remission by achieving a normal weight, our bodies will always fight to regain. Hence, 95 percent of people who lose weight with diet and exercise regain it all plus more.

Before I ever had surgery, I'd lost 200+ pounds over the years through yo-yo dieting (lose 30 pounds, regain 50, lose 60, regain 90, and so on). I've had a gym membership for 16+ years.

Based on my history, I could lose weight without a problem. However, keeping it off is an uphill battle and surgery was my last hope for maintaining any type of weight loss long term.

I find it strange that your mother and friends discourage a life-saving surgery, yet these same people express no concerns about your obesity, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol. Your obesity will lead to an early demise faster than any type of weight loss surgery out there.

Good luck to you. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Krestel

      How can a bowel movement make me lose almost 4 pounds? How much poo am I full of?
      · 1 reply
      1. lvidacovich

        I haven't pooped in a weed and I'd love a 4 pound poo right now lol

    • *Meaghan*

      I met with my surgeon on Friday.. I've completed all my tests and all my nutrition meetings as well as meeting the weight loss requirements for my insurance. We are officially submitting to insurance for approval and I was given a surgery date of January 16th 2020 (13 days before my birthday!) Fingers crossed all goes through 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      Ok, now im getting old...my body gets me up at my normal 5am dog walk even when it's the weekend, vacation, and most importantly when I'm sick. So now that I have more energy, my body wants to make sure I suffer even longer during the day when I have a cold! Damn being healthy again! (:D)
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • GreenTealael

      At my Primary Physician appt, the Doc said you know you lost a whole person. When you started seeing me you were 265lbs now you're 148lbs.
      She's right... I lost the fun me 😂 Joking Joking Joking. It's amazing who keeps track when you don't like insurance and browsers feeds
      · 2 replies
      1. Orchids&Dragons

        I think you're fun! You must have been a firecracker before!

      2. GreenTealael

        I don't even drink anymore 😂

    • Krestel

      First head cold since the surgery....at least I know that my body is back to "normal". /sigh
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×