I have a friend who had her stomach stapled in 1990, almost died from the surgery, lost 80 pounds ( she was about 150 pounds overweight- but it all didn't come off) and over the next 10-12 years re-gained all of the weight + 10 more. Last year she went to have the lap band- but the weight is very slow to leave her body. Now she's talking about the duodenal switch surgery- she is a type 2 diabetic and has never been able to be free of metformin.
All that and she can only eat about a shotglass of food (no liquid with it)- 6 to 8 times a day and is very limited in variety. She always has to eat protein first- and has to take certain vitamins every day. If she has the switch surgery- if she doesn't take them every day- she will die because the part of the intestine where absorption occurs will no longer be available. I tried to eat like her- I lasted 3 days- it wasn't easy to be around me.
If you ask me, it's in her genetic nature to be large. There is nothing natural about the way she eats, and all that switch surgery will do is make her starve. I considered having the surgery at one time- but with my luck, I'll be just like her.
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett