Anyone want to share their experiences with their WLS?
I completely agree with the advice you gave.
Hello,My name is Stephanie, I am new here to this particular board. After 2 years of research, I had the Gastric Laproscopic surgery 2 weeks ago, 10-12-05. I am 35, female, 5'11 and started out at 330lbs. I have lost 25lbs, and I feel great. Not one time have a felt sick, thrown up, could not eat, felt tired, or even defeated. In fact, I have a surge of energy, sleep better than ever, can actually walk through a store without looking for a place to sit down. I was suprized to feel this great even though I still have over 100lbs to lose. My clothes are shrinking, and it is amazing. Would I reccommend this choice of life......ABSOLUTELY!! I have heard of the horror stories, however, I was up walking around, laughing with the staff at the hospital on the very day of surgery. The only bad part was the gas they fill you up with for the surgery. I had so much pressure, and was miserable trying to "get it out" the only thing that help was to walk. I am a tummy sleeper, and it took about 6 days before I could sleep on my tummy again. Other than that, I do not even feel like I had surgery. Would I do it again....in a heartbeat!
Welcome the board.
What type of procedure did you have? Was it the Lap-Band? That is what I am considering right now. Also, what type of diet are you eating now? How long was your hospital stay?
I had the LAP RNY which is the laproscopic surgery. I did great, no problems to this date. Currently, I am mostly on Protein Powder shakes. I do eat normal food, however, not that much of it. For example:
Breakfast-Protein shakeSnack-2 cubes of cheddar cheeseLunch-Any kind of soup I wantSnack-Protein shakeDinner-Shredded meat, vegatable
I have lost 37lbs to this date. I have not exercised yet because I am afraid to pull something on the inside. The weight is just melting off.
I was in the hospital for 2 1/2 days.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask.