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 haven't been on this forum for many years so thought I'd give an update. I had my RNY in 2002, pre-op 273+lb, 5'6", 46 yrs old. I have never regretted my surgery. It saved my life. It has been a wonderful tool despite my challenges over the years. I am a serious sugar addict and was able to regain slowly 60 lbs.. I still feel some restriction from my pouch thank God, but grazing on food / sugar throughout the day is why I gained weight. I've had problems with anemia and vitamin deficiencies during times that I didn't consistently take my vitamins which are critical. My diabetes went away for 14 yrs but returned with my weight regain or possibly because I was destined to eventually get diabetes anyway since I am 65 yrs old. I am so grateful that I haven't been morbidly obese for the past 18 yrs. Surgery changed my life.
I am now actively involved in Overeaters Anonymous online zoom meetings to help me with my addiction to sugar and abnormal relationship with food. It has helped me immensely. If you are struggling, consider going to OA. Surgery helps with weight loss but doesn't cure food addiction.
Well..hello everyone. It's been 9 years since my Bypass surgery. Been doing really good until about 2 years ago. So now I have decided to do a revision surgery this year, and hopefully a body lift by next year. This last time I posted, I was about a year postop about 185lbs. Lost 97 lbs, but now my weight has been creeping up, so now I am 230lbs. Starting a better journey than the first time...I have had my consultation with surgeon which referred me to get a endoscopy done for evaluation of the stomach...that's been scheduled.. It was pushed back because of the virus, but now the progress has started again..
Hi. You have answereda few of my questions in the past and I have found that your answers to me and others are always very well informed, thank you so muich for that.
I wonder if I could ask for your help again? I am just over 6 months post op, have lost 6st 2lbs and am very happy with that. However I think I may be suffering from dumping but I am not really sure. Often about 15 to 20 minutes after eating I start to feel really hot, bloated and nauseus for about an hour. I am never sick. However after about 2 -3 hours I feel hungry, I eat and then the cycle repeats itself. I eat the same food as I did before surgery but much less of it, round about 150g. Am I eating too much? Is this dumping? Please could you explain this for me. I really appreciate your help. Many thanks. Suzanne.