How about we start a thread for FAQ?
When considering WL surgery of any kind, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get as much information as you can, talk to as many people as you can, get ALL the pro's and especially the cons. Sit back, reflect, then decide.
WLS is serious, its not the cure to WL, its only a tool. You will still need to diet and exercise. Who ever thinks its the easy way out is sadly mistaken because its not, infact its just as hard!!!
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WHAT EXACTLY IS LAP-BAND: http://www.lap-band.com/
Here's a list of abbreviations:
When you eat something that can't go down and it comes back up.
Thats what happens before the PB actually come up. Foam/slime will come up before the PB.
Primary Care Physician
Non Scale Victory
You've achieved something other than the #'s on the scale.
Weight Loss Surgery
Body Mass Index
GBP or GBS:
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease
WARNING: CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FIRST BEFORE TAKING ANY ADVICE AND/OR ANY OF THE DRUGS LISTED BELOW:
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (painkillers which includes ibuprofen
. Banded people should try to avoid because they can add to ulcer risk).
DRUGS THAT CLAIM / CAN DAMAGE THE POUCH:
DRUGS THAT ARE CONSIDERED SAFER FOR THE BAND:
Tylenol (cold products)
Tylenol Ex Strength
Milk of Magnesia
~ WORRY LOOKS AROUND, SORRY LOOKS BACK, FAITH LOOKS UP ~
Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."