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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Ever thought about Lap Band Surgery?
Have you ever been so desperate to lose weight that you have thought about lap band surgery or have actually had lap bandsurgery? I'm actually getting to that point. I'm going to give it another year and if I'm not down at least 50 pounds by this time next year, I will seriously look into this as an option if my financial situation has improved enough to support it. When I went to training last year, I met a woman who had that lapband surgery and had lost around 80 pounds. She ate everything that we did, but in smaller portions. An April 10, 2007 article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal recommends bariatric or weight loss surgery as an acceptable option for people for whom all other conventional weight loss methods have failed. I'm so worried about my health that I feel like getting the weight off is a do or die situation. Research has shown that the gastric(lap) band can also help patients significantly resolve or improve certain health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, hypertension or other serious conditions. I think I have mentioned in the past that I am starting to exhibit signs of diabetes and that really worries me. My grandmother had diabetes and had to take shots every day. I do not want to get to that point and I will do everything in my power to prevent it. While I'm not quite sure if lap band surgery is covered by insurance, I do know that many clinics offer financing. Over the years, I have spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars on weight loss tools and diet pills so if it comes down to it, this might not be a bad option.