Vox article today summarizes latest studies on WLS

on 12/7/17 8:22 am - Arlington, TX
VSG on 08/17/16

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/7/16587316/ba riatric-surgery-weight-loss-lap-band

Medicine's best obesity treatment is also its most misunderstood

Americans keep dieting to lose weight, but bariatric surgery is the most effective tool out there.

Thought this was a really good article.

* 8/16/2017 - ONEDERLAND!! *

HW 306 - SW 297 - GW 175 - Surg VSG with Melanie Hafford on 8/17/2016

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Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 12/7/17 8:48 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Great article - thank you for posting it.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

on 12/7/17 11:54 am - OK
RNY on 05/16/16

Very Interesting!

I wish they would study the correlation between Type II diabetes remission and the RNY. It seems, from what I've seen around here, that this is a BIG health benefit, and I just haven't seen enough put out there for people to know about this.

Height 5'5" HW 260 SW 251 CW 141.6 (2/27/18)

RNY 5-16-16 Pre-Op 9lbs, M1-18.5lbs, M2-18.1lbs, M3-14.8lbs, M4-10.4lbs, M5-9.2lbs, M6-7lbs, M7-6.2lbs, M8-8.8lbs,M9-7.8lbs, M10-1 lb, M11-.6lbs, M12-4.4lbs

VSG on 12/10/13

This is a good study.

Researchers looked at 4434 type II diabetics who had RNY. 68.2% of them saw their diabetes go into remission within 5 years of WLS. Of those people, 35.1% redeveloped diabetes within 5 years; the people with relapse tended to have had diabetes for longer and their blood sugar was poorly controlled before surgery.

I am the master of my own regain.

Professional geek, toddler mom, derby girl, author of the Five-Day Meat Test

Cecily C.
on 12/7/17 12:07 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

Great summary, AntiChick! Thanks for sharing. I passed it along to a friend on the fence about surgery.

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 154.4

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

on 12/7/17 7:34 pm
RNY on 05/09/17

I saw this in Facebook. Sadly, inspite of the evidence that shows the validity of wls, people were still commenting on how awful it was and that it was ineffective/dangerous. Siiigh.

VSG on 12/10/13

If people really understood and accepted scientific evidence, we would all be 100% vaccinated, nobody would bat an eye at genetically-modified produce, chiropractors would be laughed out of business, and people wouldn't launch homemade rockets to "prove" that the Earth is flat.

I've largely given up hope at this point.

I am the master of my own regain.

Professional geek, toddler mom, derby girl, author of the Five-Day Meat Test

Insert Fitness
on 12/8/17 3:04 am

This. Muchly this.

RNY Sept 8, 2016

M1:23, M2 :18, M3 :11, M4 :19, M5: 13, M6: 12, M7: 17, M8: 11, M9: 11.5, M10: 13, M11: 10, M12: 10 M13 : 7.6, M14: 6.9, M15: 6.7


Grim Traveller
on 12/11/17 3:09 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

Eppur si muove.

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.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

CerealKiller Kat71
on 12/12/17 4:36 am
RNY on 12/31/13

We also wouldn't have people arguing climate change, nor a president that has the intelligence of a melted jell-o mold.

"What you eat in private, you wear in public." --- Kat