Tagged: bariatric surgery

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WLS: The Easy Way Out

There is one recurring … fear and frustration that dogs many people who have had bariatric surgery (aka weight loss surgery). I’ve heard it from patients online, in various support groups I’ve attended/facilitated/led, as well as while at various obesity related events. It’s this perception that using surgery to get to a healthier weight is “taking the easy way out”.

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Divorce Rate After Bariatric Surgery

Divorce after significant weight loss, in particular with bariatric surgery, is a topic I hear come up fairly often during support groups and in online forums. When it does, time and again a divorce rate of 80-85% keeps popping up....

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Reflections – 9 Years Later

Nine years. What seems like a lifetime ago that went by in a blink of an eye. It was 9 years ago today I “went under the knife” and had gastric bypass surgery. While I will be the first to...

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Ten Obstacles to Bariatric Surgery – the WLS Podcast

Yesterday morning I sat down and had a very nice chat with Reeger Cortell of the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast. That conversation was about a list of 10 obstacles people feel they face when considering bariatric surgery as a treatment...

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People, People, People, c’mon already

2015… start of a new year. resolutions, new beginnings, all that jazz. And time for People’s annual “Half Their Size” edition where they share some inspirational stories of folks who have lost pounds by the hundreds. Celebrating healthy living, active...

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Spreading the (Wrong) Word about WLS

There are a number of ways for people to try and get to a healthier weight – I tend to talk about bariatric surgery quite a bit because I am a post-op myself, but in my health coaching I also...

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Four Years Ago Today

Four years ago today, right about now, I was being wheeled towards the operating room. My surgery was supposed to be about 1pm, but my surgeon, the wonderful Dr. Johnson over at Unity, had been asked to help with an...

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A Rose By Any Other Name

Gastric Banding. Gastric Bypass. VSG. RNY. Sleeve. Stomach Stapling. Lap-Band. DS. And more. I think you get the idea. These are all names, or rather names use to identify different types of surgery. Well, different types of a specific surgery –...

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Thoughts From The Shower

So I’m in the shower… (no, this isn’t gonna be THAT kind of a post) and my thoughts wander to some stuff I want to post about today, cause it’s been waaaaay too long. And there’s just something relaxing about...