Surgery regrets?

on 11/11/20 9:12 am

In the beginning stages of taking my health back but I am also very nervous about it all. Have any of you regretted having surgery or the kind of surgery you had?

Citizen Kim
on 11/11/20 10:15 am - Castle Rock, CO

I've never regretted it for one second and I'm glad I got RNY because I see too many revisions of the sleeve.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

on 11/12/20 5:50 am

I have two siblings that have had the RNY and they are happy with their decision but I have read posts in the past where others have had regrets. I have been putting off taking the steps to move forward but have started now.

on 11/11/20 10:41 am
VSG on 06/11/18

It's common for people to go through a temporary period where they regret having the surgery. Mine was right after surgery and was gone the next morning. Since then, I haven't regretted it for a moment.

If, after surgery, you find yourself regretting it, it doesn't mean you've made a mistake. The feeling will almost certainly pass. After any surgery, or illness, it's not uncommon to feel a little depressed. Forewarned is forearmed.

on 11/12/20 5:53 am

That makes sense. I am sure I will be wondering what the heck I've done initially too.

on 11/11/20 11:53 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Not for one minute.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


on 11/12/20 5:55 am


Melody P.
on 11/11/20 1:23 pm - TX

My only regret is that I wish I had done counseling before during and after. It would of saved me a bit of mental strife.

I do not regret surgery(the only time I have is when I wish I could take ibuprofen for my back issue). Not a bit really. I was on 5 shots of insulin and I no longer am. I still have a lot of work to do.

counseling is a huge thing and I'm taking care of it now.

39 F and 6 foot 1 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

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on 11/12/20 6:04 am

My surgeon requires counseling throughout the whole process. I am dreading it to be honest but I am sure I will be happy about it later. Glad you are getting the counseling now and no more insulin is great!

on 11/11/20 3:16 pm

I had the lapband in 2008 and then revision surgery in 2012 for the gastric sleeve. Have been very happy with the gastric sleeve overall. :)