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#1 ~J_F~

Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:34 PM

If you have had this done can you tell me about it please? Any regrets? Happy with the outcome? Any issues?

Tell me it all please :)

PS: I don’t want any weight loss surgery haters unless you have had the surgery, if you just want to tell me your opinion on the issue, go elsewhere!!!

#2 Riotproof

Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:28 PM

I have an American friend whose had the surgery and an old school acquaintance. Both seem happy.

The other resource I’d suggest looking at is twosleevers.com. She writes a bit about her experience.

#3 afterlaughter

Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:33 PM

My SIL had the surgery in April, she has no regrets but my observation is that to make it a success it’s a huge commitment. She has to plan her meals to be balanced within the small portion as much as possible, from r example has to plan how she will get in enough protein for the day as well as take a lot of supplements. She has lost a lot of weight and oooks great but not a easy path to take.


Posted 28 November 2018 - 03:30 AM

I was talking to the manager of a local plus sized clothing store a few weeks ago and although she doesn't regret it, like PP said, balancing meals etc. is still hard and she had hers done a couple of years ago.  She was showing me the small salad that she had under the counter which she bought at 10am (this was almost 9pm) and she still couldn't finish it.  It's still very awkward for her when it comes to socialising and eating out as she just can't really eat.  She gets very frustrated when people say that it's the easy way out as it's not and it's a life long commitment.  
I think what makes it worse for her is that it didn't fix the medical issue that she had hoped, so she will still have to have surgery for that too, but she has lost lots of weight and I got the impression that she is overall happy.

#5 ~J_F~

Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:00 AM


I am ok with the smaller meals and supplements, if needed. Although the people I personally know dont take supplements but I understand it varies.

Its definitely drastic and its a huge commitment, I mean they are taking 75% of your stomach, there is no coming back from that.

#6 born.a.girl

Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:06 AM

Nephew and his wife had it done (sorry, I don't remember which type).  He hasn't been as committed as her, so although his weight has much reduced, his weight has stabilised before getting to a desired weight.  She's been amazing, so committed to eating well (after failing on every 'diet' under the sun) and is now running significant distances.  Very young, both early 30s.  I don't know, but I suspect both would have been categorised as morbidly obese.

#7 Oriental lily

Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:12 AM

Have you watched 600 pound life reality series  ? That show has given me a whole different opinion on it .
I was actually saving up at one stage to get it done but then realised I am not suitable candidate . You can ‘cheat’ to easily , if I needed to I could still overeat even with only 25% of my stomach . I would just munch on twisties and ice cream all day . Just like many of the ‘failures’ on that show do .

If you are a food/carb addict then you will find a way to get your ‘fix’ .

However if your someone with a massive appetite who has no ‘switch’ to stop then it can work well .

Obesity is a complex thing , there is not going to be solution for all .

The idea though that a sleeve will stop you from consuming large amounts of calories is wrong . You need to choose the right calories to consume .

#8 doubledelight

Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:53 AM

I didn't have the sleeve but had a gastric bypass in July 2017.  The change in both my health and lifestyle is amazing.  The only regret I have is that I didn't do it sooner.

It really is no different to any other way of life.  In the early days it can be a little work but you begin to know what your body means.

The bypass means the restriction isn't as severe as the sleeve but I continue to socialise in the same way I always have.

There are a number of really good support groups on Facebook that are a great resource both before, during and after WLS.

#9 Soontobegran

Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:55 AM

View PostOriental lily, on 28 November 2018 - 09:12 AM, said:

The idea though that a sleeve will stop you from consuming large amounts of calories is wrong . You need to choose the right calories to consume .

This is true but a sleeve removes the part of the stomach that secretes the hunger hormone ghrelin and this appears to reduce the need for the sweet or fatty foods.

It is important that people who have a sleeve have great psychological support before and afterwards and this is where I think some people fail. It should be a pre requisite of the surgery.

600lb life does not really represent the type of person who generally have the surgery here in Australia. These people are beyond obese and it will be very much harder for them to turn around a life where they've been consuming 15,000 calories a day. :(

#10 Soontobegran

Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:57 AM

View Post~J_F~, on 27 November 2018 - 10:34 PM, said:

If you have had this done can you tell me about it please? Any regrets? Happy with the outcome? Any issues?

Tell me it all please Posted Image

PS: I don’t want any weight loss surgery haters unless you have had the surgery, if you just want to tell me your opinion on the issue, go elsewhere!!!

I have PM'd you.

#11 Annonomouse3

Posted 28 November 2018 - 05:33 PM

My husband had it done a few years before we met

His meal sizes are very small and he needs to be careful not to overeat or he will sometimes vomit
He can't eat and drink within 30 min of each other

Dining out is probs biggest issue as it is nice to have wine with food etc and when we were overseas their meal sizes are massive

He takes daily supplements

He is very happy he did it even tho he almost died during to operation

Good luck with your decision

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