ok. breathe. honest. it's ok. first of all, have you talked with your primary care doc? have you been referred to a surgeon? have you gone to a seminar?
ya see, we can tell you about our experiences, but having the conversation with your doc - who will advise you about the surgeries based on YOUR particular situation - is far more important. And some surgeons only do one particular type of surgery, so your best bet is to learn the difference between a restrictive procedure [lap band, sleeve gastrectomy] and malabsorption procedures [duodenal switch and gastric bypass].
the malabsorption procedures always go with a restriction as well. But the duodenal switch and the bypass give you different vitamin deficiencies and eating habits.
it all depends on what you're willing to live with.
gotta mention, though, you sound a bit nervous. has anything happened to make this surgery issue more important than it has been?
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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