It Takes a Team Effort Mentally, Physically & Spiritually. I suffer from Bipolar disorder so I had to deal with panic attacks up to and including the day of and the night after my surgery. I lost a ton of weight. (293-167) I have kept it off with little effort since my surgery 4/01. This is a FLUKE! I am lazy and have no ambition to exercise! I had the surgery to LIVE, but even more important is I had my two daughters, husband and even ex husband as my cheering squad who took round the clock care of me. I am grateful that it has not been hard for me to keep the weight off, but I also can't eat a host of foods. It took me about 3 yrs before I could stomach the smells of a restaurant! It gagged me! I still to this day make the wrong choice once in a while and get sick with a stomach ache! I kinda turned into a compulsive sale shopper which was fun until I started getting the bills in the mail. DO NOT MAKE THAT MISTAKE. DO. OT REPLACE FOOD FOR ANOTHER ADDICTION. Most everyone that finds out I had it done poo poos the surgery as the "easy" way out! Bull, it's the hardest decision you will ever make. One is not reversible, I could have DIED. People are generally not sympathetic towards obese individuals! Wow after the surgery I was brought right into the "in" crowd and I abruptly turned around and walked right out. I don't believe a size constitutes friendship or love! I went into this with my eyes wide open and I have not had one day were I wish I did not have it done. But I have never given the green light for anyone else. It is a personal choice. Please just make sure you have a very strong support staff to help you for a few weeks. It can be depressing in the weeks following the surgery and you will need help!! Don't rush the healing process, drink lots of water and walk, walk, walk! Every day you will feel a little less sore!!! Good luck, Stacie
Gastic Bypass is a Personal Choice. It's Scary, It's Not for Everyone - Albany, NY
It Takes a Team Effort Mentally, Physically &...
Dr. Rosati is a trauma surgeon. Although he does not perform gastric bypass anymore, at the time he had never lost a patient or had a patient with any serious problems afterwards. He sat with me and my family and discussed every detail, scary, gorry, and even death in great detail. We had no questions unanswered. After 8 months, I finally made up my mind and had the surgery.