Lapband and fibro

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livenlaugh
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   Posted 8/14/2010 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Would I be asking for trouble if I look into the lapband procedure.  Has anyone out there even tried it?  Would I be causing even more pain? Or should I keep plugging it the old fashion way or just accept that I will always be fat!  I know...Whine, whine smilewinkgrin
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Lisa

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 8/14/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lisa I know several people who have had the lap band, One has lost alot of weight with it and the others that I know they gave up on getting the band tightened because they didnt like the way it was limiting what they could eat. I went with the gastric bypass, there is no way with the bypass that you can say wow I dont want to do this anymore. Im not saying that the bypass is the way to go, it is really hard and very depressing at times but I guarantee that you will lose weight. I will tell you this that first year after the gastric bypass if you had asked me then would I do it again I would have definitely said no. I was sick every day for a whole year.
I dont know what you should do LOL I guess we each have to make our own personal choice just thought I would share a little of what I know.
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

Twinklestar
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   Posted 8/14/2010 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Lisa. I have wondered the same thing, if lap band was worth it. Or if bypass was better. Like Shirley said, we have to make our own choices. The last surgery I had was a abdominal hysterectomy and my incision didn't hold together and I had to be restapled after the original staples were taken out. It was a huge problem so I am in no hurry to repeat any incision!
Warmly, Twinklestar
It is the journey that counts......

onedayoneday
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   Posted 8/14/2010 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Lisa
I struggle with weight myself like many of use and have found that the traditional methods just don't do it. the Question in my mind it how do our bodies that are in so much pain, and i know for me handle any change with so much difficulty, handle such surgeries? and other than looking better on the outside does taking off the weight help with the pain in the joints, because that is something the doctors always say the question is does anyone have experience with that being true?
Gentle Supportive Hugs, Survival Power

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 8/15/2010 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi oneday and welcome to our fibro family, we have a great group here and if you post a your own topic introducing yourself you will here from alot of us. You asked how do we handle the surgery, I have had fibro for many years but I did handle the surgery it was the morphine button that I was allowed to push myself that almost did me in. I had a friend who had the surgery about a month before me and she told me shirley dont let the pain get bad that is what that button is for. So me I pushed that button pretty regular and one night I woke up with nurses surrounding me and I was freezing and they wouldnt give me any blankets because they said they had to get the fever down. The nurse told me that if she hadn't changed the way she normally did her rounds that night I would have been gone before they found me. You asked if it helps the joint muscles, well it has helped my arthritis in my knees immensely, however it hasnt helped the fibro at all as a matter of fact once you have the surgery you are no longer allowed to take any kind of anti-inflamatory not even Ibuprofen so in some ways it made it worse for me. Don't mean to scare you but that just how it has been for me.
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)
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