Laura in Texas
51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."
Proximal RNY Lap - 02/21/05
9 years committed ~ 100% EWL and Maintaining
It would be interesting to see some statistics that were a bit more recent. It seems that with more and more surgeries going on a long term study should be done.
I am fairly certain that the quality of my life would not have been great had I not lost weight. I was already on 2 meds for high blood pressure, 2 meds for high cholesterol, and was on the road to diabetes. All of these diseases shave years off ones life. So for me even if my life expectancy isn't as long as a person who hasn't had WLS surgery, the quality of my life now far makes up for it!
Keeping track of my progress without a scale...Starting size: 28-Current size: 6-Goal size: 14
SAND...it's not a club...it's a frame of mind...