Rocky M, NC Surgery or not?

Discussion in 'South East Regional Discussion' started by star-killer1, Apr 19, 2006.

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  1. star-killer1 Jedi Youngling

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    The few of you who saw me know that I am a rather large person.
    This is starting to adversely affect my health and outlook on most things.
    Most safe diets really have not worked and I'm starting to feel bad.
    If you were me would you consider weight loss surgery?
  2. Aidion_Templari Jedi Youngling

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    its really up to how you feel about it, you gotta think about if this will really make you happy, and is it worth it. if you say yes to both of these questions, then i think you should go for it
  3. Kazuma_Kuahara Jedi Padawan

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    do what you think is best my friend just know that the risks of surgery are high.
  4. BarrisOffee Jedi Youngling

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    I also have been looking into the pro's and con's...The pro's really do look good... There is a wonderful clinic in Norfolk and of course Duke.
    i myself am talking to my Doc. about LAP-BAND.. They do this in Durham Dr. Ross 919-660-2229. Check it out on the web... it'a alot safer and not as painful...
  5. eddie-wan-kenobi Jedi Padawan

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    My stepmother had weight reduction surgery a few years ago. It was a tough recovery, but she felt it was well worth it. Good luck to you, Mike, in whatever decision you make.
  6. X_Raider Jedi Youngling

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    i think you should try different types of workouts and diets and if you cant find one that works for you should do the surgery if your health is really bad but whatever you decide should be up to you so good luck
  7. Shindo_the_Stricken Jedi Youngling

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    Go for it. If you have already tried the diets and they arent wanting to work for you, then my advice is to give it a shot.
  8. BarrisOffee Jedi Youngling

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    I have my first appt.. Monday at 11:15...wish me luck!!! I want to do this and get it over with. I do understand you Star-Killer!!!!
  9. BarrisOffee Jedi Youngling

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    I myself want to be normal again...I'm tired of being left out...not even looked at cause of my size or looks...but really crap on those people who don't like me for who I am...I want this for me...
  10. freako104 Jedi Youngling

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    I will say the choice is yours though I would say either way to exercise. I hope the best for you man
  11. star-killer1 Jedi Youngling

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    I'm going to the doctor on May 4th to get a referral,
    if all works out I'll be getting it done at U.C. medical center.
  12. star-killer1 Jedi Youngling

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    Oh and I'm not worried about being normal, and generally don't care about how most people look or think of me.(I only care about what my family, friends, and extended family think.)
  13. eddie-wan-kenobi Jedi Padawan

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    Again, good luck with this, Mike. Please keep us informed.
  14. Yoda1968 Jedi Youngling

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    May the force be with you
  15. star-killer1 Jedi Youngling

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    My first appointment is June 22nd.[face_skull]
  16. Mordtat Jedi Knight

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    I have heard stories about those who have this surgery and they return to the weight they were before the surgery. I am overweight myself and to be honest I could do something about it but I am lazy. With that said, this needs to be done while you change your lifestyle in order to stay at the desired weight. I wish you the best and keep us informed on what is going on. May the force be with you "R2-FU2".
  17. TKBIG Jedi Youngling

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    Man, my prayers are with you.

    I am a registered nurse. Whatever you end up doing, please check out the surgeon/physician through the NCMD (North Carolina Medical Board).

    If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hestitate to ask.
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