Peer support is a critical part of your weight loss surgery journey. Use the buddies and mentors forum to find other individuals who have had, or are having, gastric bypass surgery, vertical sleeve surgery, or Lap Band surgery.
Insurance and financing for gastric bypass, Lap Band, and the vertical sleeve gastrectomy can be a complicated process. Share or ask questions about your insurance and financing plan, as well as doctor fees and the cost of your weight loss surgery. And finally, let everyone know once you’re approved!
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy forums are a place to discuss the newly popular vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. The vertical sleeve is the removal of 85% of the stomach, but without rearrangement of the intestines. Ask questions about the surgery and share pre and post-operative concerns.
The Lap Band forums are a targeted area to discuss all angles of the Lap Band or adjustable gastric banding procedure. Feel free to discuss pre or post-operative issues, Lap Band fills and doctors, pricing, complications, etc.
Every person struggling with obesity or who has had weight loss surgery has a unique experience and story. Some stories are inspirational, some are emotional, and others are painful. Share your weight loss surgery story with the rest of the community and help those who have yet to take their journey.
Weight loss surgery is an emotional process. Relationships with friends and family change, and some struggle with physical changes happening to their body. This forum is a place for you to reach out to other members - whether there are others in need, or if you yourself need to share what is going on in your life.
Proper nutrition is important to the long-term success of weight loss surgery. While gastric bypass, Lap Band, and vertical sleeve limits the amount and types of food you consume, that doesn't mean the food can't be delicious! Post your favorite WLS recipes and search our existing database for new ones.
I have has a couple of bad years, drinking, back pain, gall bladder surgery, my husband has been hospitalized for mental health reasons, my mom fell several times and ended up with back surgery and is now in rehab. As of now I am 6 weeks sober. I have gained 40 pounds during that time. I fight depression every day and know what to do but am currently lacking the motivation to excercise. I have cleaned up my diet somewhat. i know for a fact i have seasonal depression. anytime i see the sun come out i feel so much better about life. working on a workout plan asap. Just wanted to reconnect since its been a while. this group is so amazing.
My reason to go forward with weight loss surgery is two-fold:
1. To help me reach my goal weight of 150 pounds which was not working by dieting.
2. I’m just tired of being the fat friend. The one who makes everyone else feel good about themselves because I am fatter than they are.