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What do you think? I know someone indirectly who has to lose 350 lbs. I think this surgery could kill him but being this overweight might do him in too. I told my friend to tell him about Peer Trainer. It is really helping me!

Fri. Sep 8, 5:36am

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You know, I'm actually on track for Bypass Surgery with over 150 pounds to lose. I've been doing PT for a year now, and it simply isn't enough. Of course, I also have Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypothyroid & PCOS to deal with, and your friend may have comorbidities that could be helped with bypass surgery. It IS an individual decision however, and while it may save a life, it has it's dangers too.

Friday, September 08, 2006, 11:39 AM

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It's not a solution for most

Like you say, if the weight is killing you, maybe it's worth it. But the reality is that its not the maguc bullet. It requires discipline and a whole change in lifestyle, just like dieting and eating more healthfully would. The bypass surgery probably forces the change more than any regular diet or exercise program would, but in the end, it still requires a lifestyle change and discipline. Those who can't do it end up dead or gaining the weight after a perios of time.

Eating smaller meals more often, making sure you are eating the right foods, taking supplements for the rest of your life, avoiding food with high sugar contect or empty calories, etc. These all require discipline.

I think it's pretty drastic except for those who are on their deathbed because of chronic morbid obesity.

Friday, September 08, 2006, 11:46 AM

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I've watched my friends dad struggle with the negative effects of the surgery all year. He was supposed to be in the hospital for 5 days post-op and instead was in the hospital for 6 WEEKS with compications. 3 of those weeks were in intensive care. Even now, 8 months later, he's still not back to normal. He has lost over 100+ but his quality of life is much worse than before the surgey. It doesn't seem worth it to me.

Friday, September 08, 2006, 11:55 AM

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My mother in law had the surgery almost 2 years ago and is doing fabulous. Lost over 100 pounds, eats right now, avoids sweets and exercises.
I agree with the above poster though, it has to be a lifestyle change and does take a lot of dedication. But with those things it can change your life.

Friday, September 08, 2006, 12:13 PM

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i equate this surgery for obese people with lobotamies for the mentally challenged. uncalled for and unwise.

Friday, September 08, 2006, 3:11 PM

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