Skip to comments.Gastric Bypass Surgery
Posted on 04/30/2012 9:02:36 PM PDT by Randy Larsen
Are there any freepers out there withe experience with Gastric Bypass Surgery?
One of the bad things with Sugars and Carbs is they make your blood sugar spike.
Then the feeling of satiety drops off quickly.
And The body stuffs the sugars away as fat.
Protiens are like slow release energy.
They make you feel full for a long time with no sugar spike
Veggies have little caloric content but have loads of flavor and do provide serious minerals and anti oxidants
Randy, I would ask a 2nd Dr for his opinion, but keep in mind, they make no money if you do it on your own.
Check out on line the R N Y, it is relativly safe.
I have a daughter that had the R N Y no problems, a sister that had the band and major problems.
However, both have few problems.
Good luck and God’s speed - either one will save your life.
Don't know what your other issues are, but a lot of big guys are hellacious snorers, too. My father was extremely overweight, had extremely bad but untreated apnea, and died of congestive heart failure at the ripe old age of 45. If you know you snore, then please have a sleep study done, as well. If you have untreated apnea it will be extremely hard to lose weight and keep the weight off. A sleep deprived body looks to food to make up the energy deficit and it becomes a vicious cycle of apnea, eating and weight.
If you have untreated apnea, you should talk to your doctor about treating that first, along with a weight loss regime. My father never got on a CPAP machine, but a couple of friends got on them and the change was remarkable and allowed them to lose weight.
I have some experience here. I had a daughter who considered it and THANK GOD she did not do it. We only found out later that she had stomach issues that might have cost her her life.
One of the major problems with stomach surgery of this sort is that it does not take care of the root of the problem and that is a behavioral eating issue. After the stomach is stapled, reduced or banded, many (if not a majority) eventually graze their way to obesity again.
I urge you to try everything you can before embarking on this. The doctors love to push this procedure and it is just one more elective procedure to them, but it is a painful and possibly life threatening event for the patient.
We had great success with Lindora for her. There are also support organizations like Compulsive Eaters Anonymous. Try doing things with out the knife. It is the harder, but easier way.
I think the reason the diet worked for me was that I didn't have to count anything. I ate three meals plus two snacks a day and cut out a bunch of food that was hurting me. The biggest culprits were the sugar and the carbs. I am now eating more fresh food that I have ever eaten and feel great.
I would also echo what other people said about having a support system at home and work. Not having a family member or coworker shove cookies under your nose is pretty important.
No matter what people tell you there is no easy path to losing weight and staying healthy.
Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have demonstrated, for the first time, that the heart can regulate energy balance.
We discovered a protein thats expressed in the heart, its a protein called MED 13, and it turns out that this protein regulates metabolism in the whole body, explained Dr. Eric Olson, chairman of molecular biology at UT Southwestern.
Dr. Olson said researchers fed mice a high-fat diet, then turned on the protein and were genuinely surprised.
Of course we went back and said wait a minute we better check this again and have done it many times, Olson said, It was really unexpected. We didnt go into this looking for a way to treat obesity, it just was a serendipitous observation.
Of the test Dr. Olson said researchers learned, We can make them resistant to obesity, but that wasnt all, We can also treat many of the other aspects of abnormal metabolism like the struggle to lower cholesterol and improve glucose handling in these animals.
Researchers said despite their high-fat diet the mice stayed lean as long as the protein was activated. When the protein was removed the mice become obese.
Olson said theyre now using the protein to develop an obesity drug that might also be used to combat high cholesterol and Type 2 Diabetes. But researchers say that drug is still a long way from even being tested in humans.
If you can wait five years the the better option, may beBariatric Surgery and that removes almost the entire stomach.
Try Eisenhower Hospital Rancho Mirage CA, web site, bet you can get some pictures.
There are two kinds of doctors. There are those who try to fix what’s wrong with you. Then there are “healers”. They think of themselves as “messiahs” and if you don’t get well it’s because of something you did or didn’t to.
My wife’s urologist told her that water is the worst thing you can drink. He was angry because he hadn’t “healed” her so he told her she was drinking too much water. He said he drinks lemonade all day. He didn’t mention how much sugar is in it.
That's not a Dr.
Thats a charlatan
There is a reason for the term “corn fed”
The electrolytes from the lemon are a good thing
The 12 cups of sugar are a bad thing
And you know what?
Iced water is one of the most refreshing things on the planet!
1). Some important parts of nutrient digestion will be gone to you forever. I don’t know exactly what, but you may never be nourished with real food nutrients again.
2) super fast weight loss, such as that from gastric bypass OR super fast extreme exercise and calorie deficiency like on the Biggest Loser, can release too many toxins from the fat too fast, and possibly force you to end your life with a neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or Gehrig’s.
All gastric bypass does is “bypass” your changing your diet. Forget exercise, it’s not the way to go for weight loss, though your regularly moving is good, but you don’t need aerobics or heavy workouts. Have you tried giving up all starchy foods? Go paleo?
If you could give up sugars and fake sugars and grains, you can enjoy clean, healthy animal meats, fats, and vegetables to your heart’s content. You will lose weight slowly. It’s the sugars in everything that do you in.
Paleo starts with a BAB, a big ass breakfast. Make as many eggs in butter as you want. Make vegetable omelettes, or fried eggs, add cheese, enjoy. Have with it bacon, or steak, or whatever meat you like. Fill up. No juice, no fruit, no potatoes, no toast. Try it tomorrow. See how long you go that day without hunger. Then eat another meal of protein and veggies. If you crave some kind of sweet, eat only berries, sweet potatoes, or rarely white potatoes. Add fat to your potatoes.
I do think you should read up on Paleo — maybe some Robb Wolf — and try it before you go in for surgery.
Good .uck, hon. The SAD diet is making everyone too fat. We have t learn outside the box to counter it. Don’t worry about exercise. Just try and fill up on delicious healthy animal protein, fat, and veggies.
I have two friends who have had it done.
One for the shear weight problem and the other for a host of other health issues.
Seemed to work for them but I can’t imagine doing it. Your diet is severely curtailed and drinking? Not a good idea.
I would rather get on stairmaster and be done with it.
I have researched the various typs and have spoken with my internest about it. He told me any time I want to pull thr trigger.
Unless it’s a life-saving procedure, I would not risk the possibility of infections, especially MRSA. A friend of mine passed away last year, not from the Crohn’s disease but from infection from her port.
I had my gastric bypass right after Thanksgiving.
I wasn't THAT fat, in fact when I went to my first informational meeting at the bariatric doc's office, I was the smallest person there. I wouldn't have qualified for the surgery based on my BMI alone. I WAS type II diabetic. The combination of weight and diabetes is what got my surgery approved by insurance.
I was actually looking at having a lap band, but when looking at statistics, decided that GB was the better choice for me.
The statistics say you are more likely to resolve your diabetes with GB than with lap band. If you suffer from GERD (and I really did) it will most likely be resolved with GB, while lap band could make it worse. Finally, lap band is a man made thing. It could fail, and require surgery to replace it. You have to go to the bariatric doc for the rest of your life with lap band. So they can add or remove water through a port right under the skin. It could rotate, or move and require additional surgery.
I didn't want to be tethered to my bariatric doc for the rest of my days.
So far I have lost 60 lbs. My diabetes is gone, and I no longer have GERD. This has taken some of the pressure off my spine. I have degenerative disk disease, and have had two diskectomies and a spinal fusion. Because of the lost weight, I am in less back pain. I will live healthier, and if God is willing, I'll live longer.
And looking better is an added bonus to all the health benefits.
As for the malabsorption thing. I pay close attention to nutrition. I religiously take my vitamins & minerals and be sure to get plenty of calcium and protein.
You can fail with this surgery. You can over eat and stretch out your stomach considerably. The lady I sat next to at that meeting was quite a bit larger than me. And I was a little shocked when she said she had GB 10 years earlier, and now wanted a lap band.
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