not sure i agree with the 'lap is riskier than open' in heavier patients thing. the heavier we are, the riskier any surgery at all is. and the lap is so much less invasive than open.. which lowers the surgery risk.
so much depends on the skill of the surgeon and his/her experience.and that means YOUR surgeon. not mine. not carnie wilson's. keep on researching!
mom issues. <sigh> let's not go there. let's just put it under the heading of 'conquering our food demons before the surgery.' try to practice the 'thanks for your concern mom, but i'll never make the right decision unless i ask a lot of questions' attitude. and then DON'T GET INVOLVED IN THE EMOTION!!!!
it's HER emotion.. not yours. CHOOSE not to participate. yeah. it's easy to say, isn't it????
and you raised an excellent point about the presurgery diet. some surgeons insist on it for just the reasons you mentioned,.
seems to me that you really have your head on straight....
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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