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Quote ak_m_f Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2007 at 9:02pm
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What's the Lapp band surgery? I've never heard of it.



Its a form of restrictive weight loss surgery
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Quote Angela Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2007 at 7:03pm
My husband is having back surgery, he's got a bulging disk in his lower back.  We see the specialist for the first time May 4th.

As for the Lap Band, this was no made easily.

My mother in law died from gastric bypass surgery.  When Mathew and I began discussing options there were several things we considered. 

First, we both must lose over 100 lbs to reach healthy weights. 

Secondly, exercise is hard due to his back and my arthritis, even walking for him is extremely painful.  When we do grocery shopping, he always has to ride one of those carts because its too much walking and his legs turn to fire.

Thirdly, we've tried diets before, healthy foods, cutting out soda, fats and eating out.  We worked hard on it, but portioning is always a problem.  Especially since Mathew is a compulsive eater and I don't have a normal metabolism from the PCOS.

It is a radical approach and not one we've chosen lightly.  My hips and knees, already damaged from years of volleyball, are straining with the arthritis and my weight.  His back will never fully heal without a dramatic weightloss.  Our Doctor has pointed to things like sleep apnia (spelling??), depression and high blood pressure that are hurting us now.  He has also pointed out, that our weights may be why we are childless.  His suggestion was surgery. 

The Lap Band, unlike some of the other surgeries is reversible.  Its not as invasive as gastric bypass because there is no cutting of the stomach.  Its done by lapryscopy and is outpatient surgery. 

My scare with the in my thyroid in September and October really made me evaluate my health and what I need to do.  It doesn't help that I'm staring down the barrel of 30 this year too.  My mother didn't do anything about her weight and at 49, she's completely disabled.  I don't want to be in a wheelchair like that before I'm 50.  And my paternal Grandfather died this past winter from cancer and heart disease that left him too weak to battle either.

As for the Book of Mormon diet (you mean Chuck a Rama after breaking fast on Fast Sunday????)??  No, actually, I'm going for a more asian approach to the dietary change.  I am also adding essential oils, vitamins and exercise into the routine.  I found this thing called a Bean.  Its an inflatable cushion used like the pilates ball, but it supports your back.  It will make exercising easier for Mat and me.

I'm so glad to hear that you're all doing well and I'm very thankful for your caring responses.  God Bless you all.


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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2007 at 9:26pm
Hi Angela, with the exercise and it being too much, having you considered water exercises?
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Quote Angela Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2007 at 11:09am

I live in Utah and don't own my own house.  Meaning, I have a polluted lake, the snow capped filled reservoirs (burrrrr), or private gyms to swim in.  Public pools here are VERY crowded and aren't open but for a few months every year.

Have you ever priced a membership to a gym?  Its about $50 a month and you have to sign a year contract with heavy cancellation fees.  So, yes, I have....LOL

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Quote pauline35 Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2007 at 11:51am
Welcome back Angela, wow..it's been ages since I read your last post. I don't know if you would believe in medical machines like Ionto using current to increase the level of endorphin and metabolism. It does really a good job but usually the machine is pretty expensive and have to be used under strict control.   
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Quote Angela Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2007 at 8:28am
I'll have to check it out.  I'm sure they are expensive.  Many things like that haven't made it to the US yet.  Good to see you are well Pauline.
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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2007 at 7:55am
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I live in Utah and don't own my own house.  Meaning, I have a polluted lake, the snow capped filled reservoirs (burrrrr), or private gyms to swim in.  Public pools here are VERY crowded and aren't open but for a few months every year.

Have you ever priced a membership to a gym?  Its about $50 a month and you have to sign a year contract with heavy cancellation fees.  So, yes, I have....LOL

ok.

pools only open a few months of the year  aren't they indoor pools

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Quote Angela Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2007 at 10:15am

No, the community pools aren't indoor in my area.  Only the private gyms and schools have indoor pools.  You have to be members of the gyms, or a student at a school to get in to the indoor pools.  All the public pools are outdoor.  That really sucks. 

Bountiful has an indoor pool, but I'm living in Provo, 50 miles away.  And so I can't get a membership to their community center.

Trust me.  I want to be able to swim for many reasons.  I grew up near a lake, with a swimming pool at my house and a community center 10 miles away.  I swam all the time growing up. 

Hard to believe looking back how active I really was as a kid and teenager.  Being an adult stinks.....I want to be 16 again.  LOL

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