[/QUOTE]Originally posted by MalteseJane@Jun 13 2005, 06:59 PM
LolI was not thinking about people when I read your post, I was still thinking dogs. Of course, now I know what you mean. But sorry, I have no experience with that or know anybody who has.
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by 2happymalts@Jun 14 2005, 04:26 PM
Too Funny, I know we talk about some off the wall topics but you are right it is not one you would think of being human related at first glance. Just seeking informationa and thought I would open it up on here to see if anyone had anything about it.....Thanks for the laugh. Wonder if a "belly band would work)
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Quincymom@Jun 19 2005, 04:59 PM
Yes---don't do it. Please try everything else unless the situation is life or death (as in morbid obesity, not just ordinary obesity). Many are successful, but I have seen so many others that turn into really critical situations, often times many years after a seemingly successful surgery.
Weight Watchers is one diet that is a healthy all around nutritional approach to weight loss, and there are some appetite controlling drugs out there, while they do have side effects, they are worth a good try and less drastic than surgery. Please try everything before considering surgery, cause really, the surgery requires a much greater lifestyle change than a diet does. Many people really don't understand that.
If they can't really stick to a diet prior to surgery, the chances of success after are much less. (you can restretch the stomach, risking leaks etc)
I reread the original post--I am speaking to Gastric Bypass Surgery above.
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by 2happymalts@Jun 20 2005, 01:09 PM
Wow, much to my suprise, I logged on today and there was some new posts on this subject. Thank you all for your posts. I have several freinds that have had by-pass and I don't think I could do that. However, my physicians are highly reccommending the band for me, so I will keep praying about it and see how things go. But thank you all so much for the feedback it is all helpful in the decision process...ughh.