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Thought I would get lap band now I'm not sure.. I don't drive so how would I get the adjustments all the time. I'm 220 lbs my bmi is 40 am I fat enough to get sleeve or bypass

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Hi!

I am pre-op but my Dr told me that if your BMI is considered Over Weight you are a candidate.

mines is 40 as well, i am getting my sleeve this monday june 3rd

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O wow good for you! Are you nervous about not being able to eat the things we like.. Sweets lol.. I am.. What about the nausea and vomiting

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2 minutes ago, jennifer47 said:

O wow good for you! Are you nervous about not being able to eat the things we like.. Sweets lol.. I am.. What about the nausea and vomiting

I am more excited than nervous. I have never been much o a sweets lover...im more of a salty gal lol

My Dr required me to loose about 10% of my weight before surgery.

i was 255lbs, she wanted me to be at 230 by surgery. I am now 223lbs. I think i am calm since its been a process to get here. Today is day 3 of my liquid diet...not gonna lie, its a challenge. But i know it will be worth it.

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5 minutes ago, jennifer47 said:

O wow good for you! Are you nervous about not being able to eat the things we like.. Sweets lol.. I am.. What about the nausea and vomiting

15 minutes ago, jennifer47 said:

Thought I would get lap band now I'm not sure.. I don't drive so how would I get the adjustments all the time. I'm 220 lbs my bmi is 40 am I fat enough to get sleeve or bypass

Do you qualify

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/am-i-morbidly-obese/

Baraitric surgery 101

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/the-complete-patients-guide-to-bariatric-surgery/

Lap band

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/category/weight-loss-surgeries/lap-bands/

Sleeve

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/category/weight-loss-surgeries/gastric-sleeve/

By pass

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/category/weight-loss-surgeries/gastric-bypass/

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you may have a difficult time finding a surgeon who'll place a lapband. A lot of them don't anymore - too many problems with them. Some people love theirs, but a lot of people have had them removed.

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also, with a BMI of 40, you can get bypass or sleeve - usually even without co-morbidities. If it's 35-39, then usually you have to have two or more co-morbidities to qualify.

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1 minute ago, jennifer47 said:

OK thanks what wls did you get

not sure if that was directed at me (if not...sorry!), but I had gastric bypass

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