I am really late to this party, but I have just returned to OH. I was on the forum back in 2003 when I was looking into having WLS and then for a couple of years while I was losing weight. There were some changes on the board and I just sort of got lost in the shuffle. I have lost my weight and kept it off (180 lbs... which is crazy to me because I usually just say "over 100 lbs". Today I really realized how MUCH it is - it seems a lifetime ago).
I am happy to be a resource to those who need some support and part of my promise on this journey was that I wanted to "give back" when I was done. Someone encouraged me to move forward and have this surgery and I would love to help someone else find their way to better health and a life not consumed with thinking about our body, losing weight and all the other negative feelings that being overweight carries.
I'm 56 married and 1 22 yr old daughter. I live in California.
I share with members when they are doing their research read about all options and ask yourself, can I do this for the rest of my life? If the answer is yes then it's the surgery for you. That being said, work with your surgeon as he/she will advise what they think is best for you. Make sure your surgeon does all the procedures you are interested in. Here are some links giving you info on all your options.
HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125
RW:190 - CW:130
Thank you for sharing wishing you all the best!
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Hi, I'm new here. I'm 32 in AZ. HW:467 SW:447.7 CW:364. I'm having the DS, my surgeon split it in two phases. First phase was sleeve (completed on 2/23/17) I'm about 7 months out. Phase 2 is set for 10/9/17....Has anyone here had the DS and if so, please tell me how you like it? I'm very nervous.
I have had RNY, which is very drastic. It totally changed my life, however. I have to very careful with my nutrient intake and anemia. If given the choice now, I would probably have a gastric sleeve procedure. Let me say, that Its all about following the rules stringently and loving yourself through the whole process of weight loss. Best wishes,