Have an odd question..

(deactivated member)
on 9/10/17 4:43 pm

Please do not see me as crazy....but sometimes over the past few days I have caught myself with the thought that during surgery nothing was really done..5 incisions were made..but that was it..

It is a delusion.. like rewiring your brain to think you cannot overeat as the size of the stomach is small now compared to what it has been for years...thus if you change your eating...and maintain it.. over time we lose weight..etc...

Just wondered if anyone has ever contemplated thag..even for a second..

peachpie
on 9/10/17 4:55 pm - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

It's funny how many times I've seen people post this. Maybe I'm too trusting... but the thought never crossed my mind.

Are you losing weight? That, and the rate of loss should provide your proof.

5'6.5" High weight:337 Goal Weight:195 Current Weight: 197

Lina_Ann
on 9/10/17 5:30 pm

You mean almost like a placebo effect? Like they are doing an experiment on WLS placebo? :P

Never thought of it, but now I will! Lol. It's an interesting thought, but highly unlikely. You sound like a smart and interesting person bringing that up. Makes you wonder.

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(deactivated member)
on 9/10/17 5:34 pm

yes..I am losing weight..

now playing devils advocate..is it becuase I think my stomach has been cut and is all ok much smaller now..

I haven't seen any xrays.. there's no real proof...

now that being said.. the thread is just based on a thought I wondered if others had..thats all

hollykim
on 9/10/17 5:40 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On September 11, 2017 at 12:34 AM Pacific Time, kingfisher73 wrote:

yes..I am losing weight..

now playing devils advocate..is it becuase I think my stomach has been cut and is all ok much smaller now..

I haven't seen any xrays.. there's no real proof...

now that being said.. the thread is just based on a thought I wondered if others had..thats all

it would be very hard to do this in a surgery suite full of people. There are at least 4 other people in the room with most surgeries. How would the surgeon hid it? Everybody knows the process. It would only take 5 minutes to do a surgery if only incisions were made and no other instruments were passed to the surgeon.

np, it really isn't possible. Have been a surgical nurse before retirement.

 


          

 

selhard
on 9/10/17 6:03 pm - MN
RNY on 11/26/12

On surgery day, I was the last of three WLS patients for the day. I worried the surgeon was tired and might have faked the whole process. With time and with significant, effortless weight loss, the worry went away.

Cathy H.
on 9/10/17 6:06 pm
VSG on 10/31/16

That's because your surgery was recent and you're still healing. Once you can actually FEEL the restriction, you'll know you had the surgery. The first time you eat one bite too many, brother you'll know!!

CW: 168 New Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
Goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)! 124 lbs since surgery, 185 overall!!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 7/2014: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt





(deactivated member)
on 9/10/17 6:34 pm

I don't actually feel it happened..i just wondered if anyone else has had that thought..the logistics of it isn't part of my though process..

It was just a thought.

I think to much maybe..lmao

catwoman7
on 9/10/17 8:14 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

I was worried about that as well, because I had no pain at all. I've heard a few others say that as well - that they were worried they didn't actually have surgery - so you're not alone!

 

 

    

        

Grim Traveller
on 9/11/17 5:49 am
RNY on 08/21/12

It happens, and I had that thought as well. Aside from the incisions and a sore throat for a few days, I didn't have any issues. I could drink pretty well, but never tried to go off my eating plan at all. In fact, I stretched each phase out, just to be safe. I actually thought that maybe it was a placebo surgery.

Then about 8 weeks in, I ate a little deli meat. Chewed the heck out of it, but it got stuck. I felt like I was going to vomit for about an an hour. Running back and forth to the bathroom. Finally had the foamies, and the meat came up. It was the tiniest thing. Shockingly small.

On that day I knew for SURE I had been operated on.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

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