Good question... I dunno what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..
I have been doing SOOOO much.
It's not even funny! The more.
I do, I think I may start leaning towards the RNY. Really, the track record of long-term results is what's having me look it's way. I.
The insurance approval process goes smoothly all together..
I'm so ready to start living my life!! :-)..
I don't know how long you've been a member of the group but I can tell you that the people that you be-friend her will be like none other and you will feel so blessed to have met them..
Good for you for doing your.
Amongst other things be sure to.
Your doctor. My surgeon had lost 1 patient out of 499 surgeries. This patient actually died from a blood clot. That was over a year ago and have not heard of any other loses..
There are actually different types of RNY. My surgeon does the kind that eliminates the part of your stomach that has the hunger hormone. This is the more common type now but I would make sure the surgeon you choose does this kind of RNY..
The reason I chose RNY over the.
Is because I have spent the last 30 years of my soon to be 50 years of life cheating on diets. I can't cheat any more. And don't think for a minute that I haven't tried. lol.
Stay with us and ask questions as you.
We are here for you...
I would recommend contacting your insurance ASAP because the process to be approved for.
Can be slightly lengthy. I'm still working on getting approved and it's been at least a couple of months since I started the process..
Congratulations on your decision to take control!! My mom just had the lapband put in last week. I actually think it is harder. I personally would not be able to adhere to the dietary restrictions with out a physical "have to" reason. I agree, only you know what is best. Best of luck on your.
You absolutely should do a lot of.
- not to scare yourself, but rather to feel fully informed. To understand the risks, the possible complications (and the rates of complications), what you can expect, and most importantly, the required lifestyle changes..
GBS is a tool. Not a cure. It doesn't work all by itself. It definitely requires a change in the way you think. If you are not ready for that commitment, then it's best to put off the.
Until you are. Do not make the mistake of believing the.
Alone fixes everything. One more very important thing; GBS does not fix your head. What I mean is that for most of us here, obesity does not exist in a vaccuum. There are emotional issues that the.
Does not address. Many here, including myself, find we also need to begin working on the underlying issues as well. Be prepared for that and willing to get help when it is needed. In short, GBS is not 'the easy way out'. - far from it..
Despite these cautions and complications, let me tell you that having GBS is one of the best decisions I've ever made. FYI, I chose RNY mainly because it has a more immediate impact on diabetes, the weight tends to come off faster, and most people tend to lose more weight with RNY. And while the mortality rate for GBS in the U.S. is (I believe) is around 0.5%, (1 death in 200 operations) in my case that was a gamble worth taking because I believe my 'mortality rate' without the.
Would have been much higher..
Initially, being a guy, I of course didn't think I would need or want a support group. But about a week after.
, I happened across this place and found it actually helps quite a bit to hear from others making the same journey..
Be advised that GBS can be extremely hard on a marriage. Both my wife and I had GBS and things were not always sunshine and rainbows. It helps if both partners are fully informed ahead of time and understand that there can be difficulties..
I strongly encourage people to consider GBS; it is the last, best and final.
For many of us - but only with eyes wide open. It is serious.
And it requires a serious and lifelong commitment to make it work. That is why dealing with underlying issues as you progress is probably a requirement for long-term success. BTW, if you are not at least a little bit frightened by the.
, then you clearly don't understand it..
Finally, the benefits. If you want a good idea of some of the great things that can happen to you to make the journey worthwhile, search this support group for the phrase "WOW MOMENT" and spend a bit.
You'll find that extraordinarily encouraging..
This is a great group of people here. I wish you the best...
Noone but you can make the decision. We can only tell you what we had and our outcomes..
I had the RNY after a lot of.
For me the.
Was out, you can still cheat, drink soda, junk food........nope not for me. Cause I knew if I could cheat and eat and drink whatever I wanted....I was gonna do just that..
In fact I know a lady who had the.
, kept cheating and broke the.
.......now she wants RNY..
I also know of a couple of ladies in my town that have had RNY, and they eat like crazy. They carry and eat bags of candy, not sugar free either, and are gaining weight..
I had my RNY last Sept. I'm down 107 lbs, 39 of it was pre-surgery diet. The only regret I have is that I waited so long to have it done. I feel great, I had no complications, and I love my new life..
This helps some,.
I had RNY mainly because I needed to lose a lot of weight and I needed to lose it fast. I did a ton of.
Before I made my decision and decided that was the best route for me to take. Noone can make that decision for you. But what I can tell you is that you need to be ready for all the changes that are going to take place. If you are not ready for a total lifestyle change, then this is not the route for you to take. If you are not willing to make these changes and follow the exact rules that are given to you by your treatment team, then this is not the route for you to take. Like those before me have said, this is not a cure for obesity, it is only a tool to help us.
She had gained back all of her weight plus more besides. It will not help you if you do not follow the advice given to you by your treatment team!!!.
For me, it was the best deicsion that I ever made. I couldn't be happier and my husband couldn't either. We are now able to do things together like.
, fishing, and bike riding that we couldn't do when I was heavy. I have lost a total of 134 pounds and have kept it off for a full year now..
So do your.
And then decide what method best fits the lifestyle you are looking for. I am here if you have any questions...
I originally was going to try the band, but a few things bothered me about it. !# I knew about FIVE people who had it done, and gained all there weight back. I know that is most likely them and not the.
, but....I made the comparison. #2 I was diabetic. With GBS you will be close to cured of diabetes. Your sugars will come down, even if it takes a month or two. In my case I haven't had medication since before the.
.WOO HOO! #3 I had terrible arthritic pain in my legs. I'm only 30. I was not able to be active and needed the weight off to even start exercising. With.
You lose slowly, and I would still not be able to assist my weight loss with exercise/activity due to the pain. 4# With GBS you have dumping which to me is a good thing. I want to know I'll never eat cake and cookies again. With the band, you can eat anything. And, eventually you can gain the weight back..
These were my reasons. I'm sure there are plenty of people who do wonderful with the band, but this was the way I made my decision..