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.
Having performed more than 4,000 weight loss surgery procedures over 20 years, Dr. Charles D. Callery is experienced and knowledgeable. If you have a question about gastric bypass, Lap Band, vertical sleeve, or weight loss surgery in general - Ask Dr. Callery!
Been a lot going on with me the last 6 months or so. I'll try and keep it brief and simple. I started having severe pain, frequent vomiting, and acid reflux that eventually led me to the emergency room one night. Fast forward a month or so and 2 EGD's later it was determined that I had some inflammation causing some blockage that they opened with a balloon as well as the formation of a fistula.
I underwent Laparoscopic Gastro Gastric Take Down and a Red of the Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass on the 4th of February. The procedure went well. He was able to do the revision without any complications and removed a lot of scar tissue. I spent 4 days in the hospital. My surgeon thinks the fistula may have formed due to some anti-inflammatory medications I was on for pericarditis (swelling and irritation of the thin saclike membrane surrounding the heart.)
So, I'm back on the same post-surgery diet phases...Yay! I'm just ready to get healed up and back to lifting weights, riding my bike, swimming, and running again. Keep me in your prayers as I heal. Thanks!
Hi guys. A lot has happened in the past year. We moved back to the coast. Next my father in law passed away. Next my mother went under hospice at home care and then passed away last week.
I am not doing horrible losing weight but have hit a stall that is completely of my own doing. Darn emotional eating has grabbed ahold of me.
I am reading here and hope to feel well enough to post and participate soon.
Been one helluva year
On the subject of controlling insulin. From the research I've been doing, specifically, comments by Dr. Bikman the PhD Insulin researcher/scientist, measuring blood Ketones is a useful surrogate for measuring insulin. While there is no direct numeric correlation, the more your body is making the Ketones, the lower your insulin must be. Even a Ketone number as low as 0.3 (without consuming exogenous ketones) means your insulin is fairly low. The theory being when insulin shoots up your body will lower or stop making ketones.
Something to think about.
So, @delilas, it is time you posted a pic of your growing bump!!! We post all of our before and afters here and just because you’re bigger than a few months ago, we are excited it’s only because of your miracle baby and not because your sleeve when wrong! Do share when you can, please.