this milk-only diet requirement sounds very fishy to me, regardless of whether it's a center of excellence. MANY MANY people are lactose intolerant and requiring them to drink nothing but milk is a recipe for disaster. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check out the other facility - if nothing else, for your own sanity.
Weight loss - no matter how it's done - does indeed shrink the liver and make the surgery easier, but first things first. Is your liver actually enlarged? it's common in people who qualify for the surgery, but it's not found in every single person.
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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