Hello OH friends,
As you're probably aware, there can be a lot of conflicting information out there about WLS. What things do all patients go through? What are common factors to success? What things should we avoid? The wisdom and experiences seen on the forums here don't always match up with what we hear from doctors.
To address this, I'm doing an informal survey of WLS patients who hang out here on OH. I've put together a short questionnaire that asks about your surgery, your health, your habits, and your experiences. It is completely anonymous and participation is voluntary.
I will use the information gathered from this survey to assemble some statistics about what our group looks like, and make it available for everyone who uses the forums. I believe it will come in very handy for new members and people interested in surgery-- with information like "roughly this many people on the forums have experienced iron deficiency" or "most RNY people here do this," we can provide some solid information to back up our advice.
Helpful things to know:
The survey should take about five minutes to complete, and I'm hoping to provide the results by the end of December. I'd really appreciate your help!
Feel free to PM if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks so much for your participation!
* This research project has been approved by OH Member Services.
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.