Discussion in 'Spamalot - nsfw' started by Utumno, Jul 9, 2019.
you don't seem like an obese poster
Good luck. I'd read about the Biggest Loser study a year or two ago. I don't think most people understand how hard it is to keep the weight off when the body wants to go back to that shape and fights at every turn.
you really have an HMO, that's fucking stupid
Ut where are you getting it done? Richmond?
Yessir... I was assigned the department head for a surgeon too. #winning
nice! g'luck man.
Do you do regularly exercise, Utumno? Nice to lose the weight, but you’ll also live longer with regular exercise.
Only two people I know to go thru the surgery got fat as fuck again after. Never changed their life style.
Change your life style.
I've known 5 people who did the same thing bailon. Also the next time you expand your stomach, which you will if your lifestyle doesn't change the risk of you dying increase dramatically.
Like I mentioned before... incidence of getting obese again is roughly 30%, give or take 5%, I've seen that from multiple sources. You can absolutely stretch your stomach again, though it's not going to happen very quickly (seems like you can double the size of it in a couple of years with consistent + slightly painful overeating).
The nutritionist says though after working w/hundreds of former fatties, that the most common way people get fat again isn't via stomach stretching - it's via drinking your calories (sweets, ice cream, anything that can pass throw you really quickly/easily), and also alcohol. Booze is particularly problematic/common because a lot of people overeat due to food addiction and it's extremely common for people to switch their addictions (gambling, sex addiction, etc - but alcohol seems to be the #1 option).
Let’s cut the crap, Utumno, the only “lifestyle change” you’re going to make is to switch from buying a large cherry Coke slushee to a regular one. And even that will only probably last six months.
Take the 80% home and cook it and eat it to show the rest of the stomach what happens if it gets uppity
My father had this surgery in 2005. Didn't go great for him, he got a bad staph infection on his lung and to have most of it and three ribs removed. He's had problems relating to the surgery itself but had kind of a shit surgeon and I'm not sure how much the operation has changed since then. My Dad's advice is to thoroughly check the doctor out and make sure to read all their reviews. If you have any more detailed questions post them and I'll ask him and relay the response back to you.
Jeeeez that's awful. I don't really have questions - I obsessively research shit so I am pretty clear on what risks are, and raw percentages are quite low in terms of immediate (30 day) issues. They're about the same as any other laparoscopic surgery at this point. Potential longer term complications vary greatly w/how well patients stick w/the recovery regimen. Assuming you don't do any of the stupid shit they warn you about a hundred times not to do (drink booze, coffee, smoke, ignore pain and try to stuff your craw)... then the most common complication is acid reflux (can be as high as 15%, but tends to be much lower for people who have never experienced it before).
The docs also obviously matter a great deal. I did read through literally hundreds of reddit posts from people who have had it done, and by far the most common observation was "I wish I had done it sooner". The two people who posted really negative experiences BOTH said they believed their doctors were inept or fucked up (interestingly in both, they said the pouch was made too small... in one case the doctor even said so.) I don't know how that is even possible since they now use a measuring device in the stomach itself to prevent you from making it the wrong size, but I dunno, maybe people use to just eyeball/cowboy this shit many years ago lol
Gastric *bypass* for a very long time has been the norm, and is the most "mature" of the operations at this point... 10 years ago, most large medical centers would have steered you in that direction. But in the past decade, gastric sleeve surgery (which doesn't bypass part of your small intestines) has become the norm since it leaves the normal pathway of stomach/guts intact, it's purely a size difference in the stomach and less likely to cause vitamin deficiencies. It has also now become routine, and Kaiser's success #s are actually even better than national average (which have already improved greatly in the last 15+ years). I am pretty stoked I got assigned the lead surgeon (of the 5 surgeons at the hospital I'm going to).
ask the surgeon if he'll engrave 'T Z T' on your intestines while he's down there
Yeah, he got the bypass
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