That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..
Ditto. RNYGB, 5 months ago. Down 90 pounds so far. Diabetes in remission for the first time in 10 years. Because the RNYGB has a much more immediate impact on diabetes, I would also do it again in heartbeat...
Oops....why? We were both morbidly obese for over 20 years. RNY allowed us to lose this weight within 18 months..
Takes much longer and if you love sugar the way we do, it won't work, because you can still eat anything and everything with.
, just not as much. RNY was way better. Yes, there are side affects, but the good outweighed the bad...
RNY...though originally I THOUGHT I wanted.
Didn't like the "foreign object" intermnally, and heard some stories of rejection and irritation with that, but on the other hand know some who had it done with not one problem..
I have lost 116# at last weigh in and am not at a year yet. Definitely happy with the outcome from the RNY ...
I had the RNY on Sept. 23, 2009. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Counting the 39 lbs. I lost on pre-surgery diet, I'm down 108 lbs. Yahoo!!!!.
The reason I chose to do the RNY, is because I have a degenerative neuro-muscualr disease. Due to that I no longer work, and can't walk good or any distance. I last worked in 2006, and had packed on some major, major ( did I say major) pounds..
I finally realized I was gonna die. I was so very depressed, I was suicidal, on meds, wanted to die, but my family was always on my mind. I thought my youngest son was embarrased of me, only much later finding out that he was afraid for me. He too thought I was gonna die, and was so struggling with going into the Military, thinking he wouldn't ever see me again, because he'd get that notification through the Red Cross. He was serious..
That woke me up. I made a New Year's Resolution to all my family and friends that were at our New Year's Party, that I was going to look into GBS, and that I wanted it done by hopefully Sept..
Well, it wasn't done by Sept., but in Sept..........close enough. It's the very first New Year's Resolution I've ever kept. I'm so very proud of that..
My son did go into the Army last year, he'll be in a year on April 21st. When he was home for the Christmas Holiday, he told me how very proud he was of me, and that it was great to see his old mom back. Of course I still have a long way to go.........but I'm loving every step of this journey...
I has roux n y in Nov and have lost a rediculous amount of weight already. My surgeon told me it was the "Gold Standard" for weight loss proceedures plus like Cindy, the thought of something plastic or unnatural in my body just seemed wrong..
For me I liked the fact that I would forever have to be careful with sugar, alcohol, grease etc. The alcohol(beer really) is my only regret, but the fact that I can now see my dick again in the shower makes everything worthwhile. Yup I'd do it again in a heartbeat!.
DoubleB omg you crack me up but I totally get that :) I had Open RNY 3 yrs, 2 mos ago and have lost 200 lbs. I would definitely do it again even with all the complications I had. It saved my life. With all my hormonal and endocrine issues my weight was in a vicious circle. MEds to control the issues that made me hungry and gain weight thus couldn't lose and just kept going til I was told if I didn't lose it I'd die. So since I had so much to lose chose the RNY. Faster results and more lbs compared tothe band...
I had the RNY, but of course this is the support group for gastric bypass. I had it 2 1/2 months ago and I'm down 55 lbs. I'm extremely satisfied with my decision. One of the best things I've ever done for myself!.
My twin sister had the.
And had a TON of complications and had it taken out after one year of throwing up all of the time. I read a study that was done that showed that the.
Has a 43% rate of failure by 10 years. That seemed really high for me. I also know three other people who have had complications from their lap bands. One of them was eroded, one was slippage, the other one had actually had problem of her surrounding tissue growing over it..
As you can see, I'm not too keen on the.
, but LOVE my GBS results!..