Weight Loss Surgery - So, Gov Christie got a lap band




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jiffypop
05-09-2013, 09:09 AM
As a Jersey Girl, i'm seeing reports of this EVERYWHERE, and i feel sorry for him - people around the world are watching him, even more than they watched Al Roker. BTW, they had surgery at the same hospital - but different docs.

But I'm really amazed at some of the comments - his doc has been called a quack for recommending lapband instead of a sleeve or a bypass. Christie has been called weak-willed and all kinds of other things. Some have said that he's doing in preparation for a Presidential run [maybe, but I do believe him when he says that he's done it for himself and for his family].

IMO, a lab band may or may not have been the best choice for him, but it did give him privacy when he had the procedure done, and he can convert it later if he needs to. After all, he won't have an issue with insurance denials!!!

what do you think?


bargoo
05-09-2013, 10:04 AM
I think being a public figure the media just can't resist anything they can say about him good, bad or otherwise.I congratulate him for taking care of his health.

Daimere
05-09-2013, 10:59 AM
I was watching a news program about it and someone said something like, "Well, of course the lap band is perfect for him since he doesn't have the time like we do to work out and eat right." The reporter stopped the woman in her tracks and said, "You just said a few moments ago that he'd have to exercise and eat well." She kind of paused and was like, "oh yeah, he will. And he's the perfect psychological candidate for this. I think he'll see it through." I think the woman he was interviewing missed an educational opportunity to explain that any weight loss surgery is a tool.

Some people are saying he got a sleeve instead of a lapband. Either way, I would never wish that public light on someone going through that process. I'm secretive about my current process! I really hope everything goes well for him. This morning I was reading some scary removal stories about lap band (I don't know why).


ChickieBoom
05-09-2013, 11:06 AM
Everyone has an opinion. That's what you sign up for when you become a public figure. I'm not really sure that he'll be under any more scrutiny for having this procedure than he was for being overweight but I certainly don't envy the attention he's getting.

As far as his decision to have WLS...it was never a consideration for me but he has to do what's best for his life and his health. If this is the best choice for him...good luck to him.

Wannabehealthy
05-09-2013, 11:48 AM
I was very upset about the things that were being said about him recently, before I heard about the WLS. No one should be judged by their weight or appearance. Would the people who made such comments make similar comments about a person in a wheel chair? It's just rude. I hope he does well with his surgery and it brings him the results he is seeking.

devadiva
05-09-2013, 10:29 PM
People just love to talk either way!

dcapulet
05-09-2013, 11:12 PM
I think being a public figure the media just can't resist anything they can say about him good, bad or otherwise.I congratulate him for taking care of his health.

Agreed. No matter how I feel about him otherwise (as a NY gal) I wish they wouldn't attack his weight.

ChickieBoom
05-10-2013, 12:07 PM
Agreed. No matter how I feel about him otherwise (as a NY gal) I wish they wouldn't attack his weight.

Ugh...me too. My heart hurt for him with some of the comments those commentators made. And then to see him eating a donut on one of the late night shows made me cringe. Some people just don't get what a severe struggle weight is for so many of us. It's not funny and it's not ok to be cruel. Christie's got some crazy thick skin though because there's no way that I could have put myself in the limelight like that.

annie175
05-14-2013, 12:21 PM
Mean People S*ck!

19Deltawifey
05-15-2013, 03:29 PM
I'm happy for him. I couldn't imagine being a public figure and dealing with the criticism about my weight. I'm lucky that my surgery doesn't have to be public knowledge. Being a famous person and having wls sort of makes you into a spokesperson, unfortunately. I personally wouldn't want that role lol.