Has anybody here had this operation?

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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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I had 2 doctors suggest I get the gastrol by-pass surgery. One doctor was the doctor that did the hip replacement surgery. He said if I don't lose the weight The hip won't last long. I'm 5' 5 1/2" tall and weigh 252 now. The other doctor was the heart doctor I saw the next day. So they want me to see my doctor to setup getting the surgery. I just had some surgery and was wondering if I have the surgery how long will it take for me to get well enough to go back to DJing? Honestly I'm afraid to get the surgery. Especially since I just had surgery in January for my left hip. Anybody had this surgery and if so how was it for you? How long did it take before you could get back to the business? Please help if you can.
 

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I know a few people that have had it. It worked great for some but for others because they had no discipline and didnt listen tot he doctors and nutritionist instructions ended up gaining all the weight back with in 4 years. What you should do is join one of the local gyms for $10 a month and do a lot of stationary biking . It will help the Cardio and the weight.
 

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I know a few people that have had it. It worked great for some but for others because they had no discipline and didnt listen tot he doctors and nutritionist instructions ended up gaining all the weight back with in 4 years. What you should do is join one of the local gyms for $10 a month and do a lot of stationary biking . It will help the Cardio and the weight.
+1 - very good advice. I also know people that had it done and gained the weight back. Without a lifestyle change, it ain't happenin'. For a better change and impact, follow the advice Jimmy gave.
 

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i lost 180 lbs the hard way a couple years back (pretty much ate green beans ...walked 6 miles a day...biked 10)... ive gained 80 of it back... (Whisper is too good of a cook) but honestly... if the will power isnt there to begin with...this operation is no magical cure... it will simply work as a slight roadblock the first few months... you will get sick when you try to eat too much....as time passes... it will become easier and easier until you are right back where you started .

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I had 2 doctors suggest I get the gastrol by-pass surgery. One doctor was the doctor that did the hip replacement surgery. He said if I don't lose the weight The hip won't last long. I'm 5' 5 1/2" tall and weigh 252 now. The other doctor was the heart doctor I saw the next day. So they want me to see my doctor to setup getting the surgery. I just had some surgery and was wondering if I have the surgery how long will it take for me to get well enough to go back to DJing? Honestly I'm afraid to get the surgery. Especially since I just had surgery in January for my left hip. Anybody had this surgery and if so how was it for you? How long did it take before you could get back to the business? Please help if you can.

At your weight I would go with non surgical means but it means serious lifestyle changes that you have to make even if you get the surgery. Cut out sugars and grease for a while you will see the bloat drop off pretty quick. You need to exercise too like someone said join the gym or walk outside a few miles a day. Start slow maybe a mile and add a little each day until you get up to 6 or 7 miles a day.

Your ideal weight it 128-156 but you appear to be large framed if you could hit 180-190 you would probably feel and look better
 

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i was so out of shape...i started walking the road to my old house... about a quarter mile...id do it one lap...and feel like i was going to die... the next week 2 laps... and so on... next thing you know i was walking clear across the city to my friends house... then i started this thing called the guantlet ...our city has a flat part...and a mountainside the mountainside is a series of steep streets that go up the mountain ... i would walk each mountain street to the top and back... there are 7 of them... it was insane...so much so that my skinny friends wouldnt even do it...

Then i got into biking...biking the entire city...zig zagging every block ... sometimes 15 to 20 miles...but regularly 10 atleast

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Although I am not a current practitioner, the secret to weight loss and maintenance, for the VAAAAAAST majority of human beings, doesn't require invasive surgery.

It does, however, require to typically simple but challenging changes in behavior:

1) EAT LESS.
2) MOVE AROUND MORE.












Additionally, Epstein didn't kill himself, I have proof:
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1) EAT LESS.
That's actually an old wives tale (no play on the name ;) ) Eating less in most cases tends to stall weight loss. Eating sensible and healthy and smaller meals more frequently does much more good
 

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That's actually an old wives tale (no play on the name ;) ) Eating less in most cases tends to stall weight loss. Eating sensible and healthy and smaller meals more frequently does much more good
Listen Captain Pedantic, the "eat less" is in reference to eat less than the gluttonous amount that most of us overweight individuals currently consume...
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I also know people who have had it.
One, in particular, did NOT change her eating habits...
which caused more problems than being overweight.

It's a surgery.
Surgery that changes the way your body operates.
And it's not an emergency surgery that saves your life.
(even if you CAN argue that it will save your life)
 

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I watched numerous family members and friends deal with weight issues. One thing required is lifestyle changes, you’ve got to change your diet and exercise habits. if you haven’t made those changes results of the surgery still may be temporary. There is no easy way out of this.
 

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Although I am not a current practitioner, the secret to weight loss and maintenance, for the VAAAAAAST majority of human beings, doesn't require invasive surgery.

It does, however, require to typically simple but challenging changes in behavior:

1) EAT LESS.
2) MOVE AROUND MORE
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Rox & I agree on something? WTF! :D Honestly I've always wondered if the surgery was a jedi mind trick of sorts. Let's have this major invasive operation so you'll do what you should've done 10 years ago. Exercise and eat right. Out of the three people I know who had surgeries two gained it all back and then some within 5 years. There's a whole program of things you need to do before the surgery nutritionists, shrinks, etc. They're basically supposed to screen out the people who aren't likely to make the emotional changes they need to in order for the operation to be successful. How they get it wrong all the time amazes me.
 

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There's a whole program of things you need to do before the surgery nutritionists, shrinks, etc. They're basically supposed to screen out the people who aren't likely to make the emotional changes they need to in order for the operation to be successful. How they get it wrong all the time amazes me.
Because they all get paid whether you're successful or not if you have the surgery....
 

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All of this has been on TV. You have to change your diet & exercise even with the operation. And do it slowly and at a way and level you can maintain. The only way Other way to do it is to get sick and/or go thru chemo. Hopefully neither will happen to you.
 

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Bariatric or gastric-bypass surgery is usually recommended for people with Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40 (and maybe between 35-40 with other indicators) .. based on your statistics, yours comes out at 41.3, so yes, you might be a candidate if you can't/won't diet or exercise enough and the doctor(s) believe you need to take the pounds off NOW.
 
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