Weight Loss & Dieting Community
Should I forget it?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to dieting, alcohol and dieting, balanced menus, weight loss, success stories, exercise, metabolism, healthy dieting, healthy snacks, holiday dieting tips, nutrition, and weight loss surgery. covered are discussions relating to specific diet plans like the South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, Slim-Fast, Weight Watchers, Counting Calories, Fat Flush, Body for Life and other diets.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Should I forget it?

I have a huge number of health problems.  I realize my excess weight contributes to the health problems, but I have asked my doctors and the issues I have are not caused by the excess weight, of course it would help to get rid of the weight.

I have considered bariatric surgery, but my neurologist, internal medicine doctor and another doctor said no.  I do have a lot of neurological issues and from what I understand, there is an increase of neurological issues after gastric bypass surgery.  I think they are taking the approach that anything can go wrong with me, with my problems.

I have a family member who had the surgery and I understand a lot of things about it, including, having the surgery doesn't work like magic and stop your bad habits.  Also, I have allergies to over 25 foods.  I have consulted with several dietitians including one that works with bariatric patients.  They basically threw their hands up in the air about my allergies, etc. and the bariatric dietitician said there were too many risks for me to proceed, that a lot of the things I am supposed to have are made of allergens I have.  Also, my gastro and urology doctors don't want me using artificial sweeteners at all, and that is another issue that conflicts with the surgery.

At this point I have to look at the surgery and say no and no to any hopes of it.  The increase of my weight is related to my inability to exercise etc. due to my health issues.  I do not sit and eat all day.  I have cut out a lot of foods due to my allergies.
Related Discussions
1456948 tn?1285467972
Not that simple with all of my medical conditions.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1417986816
Blank
Shannon79, and KTowne commented on KeeLolo's status
1 hr ago
1712422 tn?1443341101
Blank
LovemyKids86 . Comment
11 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne commented on KeeLolo's status
13 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Healthy Living Answerers
649848 tn?1424570775
Blank
Barb135
FL
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
16426782 tn?1447846958
Blank
JamesHernandez
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr
Avatar m tn
Blank
qualsdad
Ottawa, ON
Weight Loss & Dieting Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
649848 tn?1424570775
Blank
Barb135
FL
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
16426782 tn?1447846958
Blank
JamesHernandez
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr
Avatar m tn
Blank
qualsdad
Ottawa, ON