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How do you know if this is for you?
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How do you know if this is for you?

Hi, I am in the process of getting gastric bypass surgery done.  I am really scared especially when I hear those horror stories about almost dying on the table.  But then, I hear alot of success stories.  How do you know if this is right for you?  I know you have to change your whole lifestyle permanently.  I understand it is not an easy way out.  It will take alot of work but I am sick of being so obese and not being able to do anything.  So, I have nothing really to lose except over 100 pounds.  So how many people know if it is the right thing to do?  
Any success stories?
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Have you decided on the bypass or have you considered Lap Band?  I had the Band performed June 29, 2009, was only off work for 3 days, had no complications and very little pain, and have lost over 130 pounds in less than a year.  It is a lot less invasive, a lot less dangerous, and it's adjustable.  The main reason I chose it was that with bypass, the pouch they create will stretch over time and a lot of people end up gaining the weigh back.  Once I reach my goal, I will have some saline removed from the band so I can maintain the weight loss, and if I start to gain, it's just a needle stick to have it tightened up again.  I hope everything works out for you - if you consider the Band, let me know and I can give you more details.  Good luck!
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Hi, I would but my insurance does not cover it and I don't have that kind of money.
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