Eleithyia (eleithyia) wrote in wls_sizeaccept,

Thanks for this group

I'm really glad this is here...I sometimes feel all alone on the WLS boards.  Not that I post much...maybe that's why.

Anyway, I've been a HAES believer and somewhat of an activist for years.  A few years ago, I started having back problems that I couldn't resolve.  My Chiropractor spoke plainly to me, and I had an epiphany moment that at my size, I wasn't healthy.  I researched the lap band and decided it was for me.

My loss hasn't been that fast, (well, normal for the band) which I think is letting me get used to my self.  I've lost 25 lbs, but more importantly, my back pain has decreased significantly. 

That's my back story--the reason I'm posting, though, is a concern.  I keep running into people who have less than 100 lbs to loose who are being talked into RNY.  Don't get me wrong, RNY is a great option for the right people.  I think doctors are really pushing though, as a one procedure fits all approach to WLS.   Post-RNY, these patients seem to have the same gaunt, ill look (at least the ones I"ve seen).

Anyway, thanks again for creating this!
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