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Has anyone had lap-band surgery gain back the weight and then had by-pass surgery?
I am at the end of my road. In 2008 I had lap-band surgery. I slowly lost 75lbs but it was an up and down struggle. I am now back to my pre-op weight (327 lbs)+ and very depressed. My eating has gotten out of control. I buy healthy food. I plan my new diet plan every week only to fail before the week is over. I am destroying my life. I need help. I should have chosen by-pass in the first place but I was too afraid. Now I am willing to do anything to get this weight off of me. I realize I have been fighting this battle too long. I'm just tired of being obese and unable to do the things I want to do. My knees are damaged. My heart is broken because I thought I would be well by now. Please help! — Cookie1257 (posted on July 27, 2012)
July 29, 2012
I've been in a similar situation. I had lapband surgery in 2006, lost 75 lbs., but had lots of problems with food getting stuck, throwing up, acid reflux, and night coughing, etc. Had to have the lapband removed by emergency surgery because of prolapse. Gained all 75 lbs. back quickly. Had to go through 6 months of dr. visits to get approved by insurance for the gastric bypass. Was very depressed and embarassed. But I did have gastric bypass in May 2008. Lost 105 lbs. and have kept it off with no problems at all! Wish I'd had gastric bypass in the first place, but I, like you, was afraid of it. My friend had lapband at first, too. Only lost about 75 lbs. With my urging she had the lapband removed and gastric bypass done all in one surgery. Has had no problems and lost all her weight. We were both hungry all the time after a while with the lapband. Gastric bypass has been great for both of us. Don't give up! See a bariatric surgeon and tell him/her what you want. And best of luck to you. You're not alone. Gastric bypass may be your answer!
July 29, 2012
I had lapband in March of 2008 and removal in October 2008 after a hole in my stomach developed from my body rejecting the band. I lost 50 pounds, but gained the weight back plus 47 more pounds. So after I got a new job with amazing insurance, I decided it was time to take hold of a new me. I had roux-n-y gastric bypass a little over a month ago. To be approve with insurance I had a 6 month pre-op diet followed with a nutritionist. Since November of 2011 I've lost 48 pounds (including post-op). I had some complications the first 3 weeks post-op that caused me to not lose weight, but I didn't gain either, but in the last 5 days I've lost 4 pounds! wooo! back on the train!
— Jenn D.
August 22, 2012
For what I read Gastric Bypass seems to be better than most WLSs, can anyone enlighten me? I had my stomach stapled in 1989 and have a lot of the weight back. I vomit every day, everytime I eat
August 28, 2012
I am so sorry that you are struggling and I can identify with your depression. While you are waiting, deciding, trying to get insurance approval you might want to check out www.livefitrevolution.org It is a free nutrition, exercise, support program with awesome people. I personally have lost 44lbs since April and am still going down. No one is going to smack your hand if you choose to pick up something that is unhealthy but we will all try to help you through it. Check it out - it may be just what you are looking for. BTW I used to way 350 started the program at 319 and am now down to 274. You can understand how awesome I am feeling! Gloria