Group Forum: Discussion on surgery - are you for or against?

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Sheonamcc

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Posted: 02 Feb 2013, 04:40
Hi everyone,

I would like to talk about something that can be quite a controversial subject when it comes to weight loss: surgery.

I've always been quite anti-surgery and don't like to get anything done unless it's really necessary. It's a personal choice. I have now lost over 100lbs and have done it without surgery. For me, it seemed important to resolve the underlying problem and change my lifestyle for good.

However, I have been left with excess skin...something else which doesn't seem to be discussed often. Having surgery to remove excess skin was never in my plan either. I figured I would do what I could to minimise it and just live with the results.

But I have more excess skin than I anticipated. It pinches when I sleep, I am constantly having to clean it throughout the day, the infections can be quite painful and I'm worried it will affect my ability to exercise. It doesn't look great either, but I can hide that with my clothes. This is nothing to do with aesthetics...it's purely about the physical/medical side of things for me.

So should I revisit the question of surgery? What would you guys do? Have you thought through any of these options yourself? Feel free to give it to me straight Very Happy

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jhshaw1962

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 18:47
I have a co-worker who many years ago have gastric by-pass surgery. After she had had the weight off for a number of years she decided to have surgery to remove the excess skin for just the same reasons you stated. She has never regretted it. Congratulations on your weight loss. That is terrific!
Sheonamcc

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Posted: 23 Feb 2013, 13:55
Thanks for much for your response, jhshaw1962. Very interesting to hear that surgery worked out so well for your co-worker. I guess that, after choosing to undergo a gastric bypass, the second surgery didn't seem to scary! I always love hearing success stories Very Happy

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LosetoLive

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 16:00
Go for it. You will never regret improving your health, even when it takes surgery.
Janna