let me state i love all WLS patients
i do NOT feel one is better than another
and this post is NOT a diss on the sleeve or bypass
please understand and know that…WTF am i to judge??
been asked often lately why i no longer post on BP
here is my answer
i left BP or formerly lap band talk bc it was all neg nellies from former band patients and sleevers and bypass patients downing the lapband and after a while i started to believe i chose the wrong WLS although my ins wouldnt approve the sleeve and i was scared to get bypass…so i went to BP to be around people like me..people with lap bands..
it was supportive for a while then it became us against them and so i chose to leave and stop defending the WLS i have..
i wish i would have sometimes, got the bypass…this young lady i know and see around a lot, got the bypass and told my hub as we see her around every so often that she was sad i was gaining weight? can you believe that?? it embarrassed me and it made me doubt myself and again i was the woe is me person and i cant even choose the right WLS..
now all WLS works and all WLS cannot work for various reasons..and all WLS has issues and all WLS can have no issues what so ever..
and hope this answered why i am no longer on BP…its a great website/forum and i made some great friends there but in my opinion, its not a very supportive site for band patients..nor is obesity help for that matter
but support starts within
and if you are lucky like i have been, you will also find great support…
and if you are reading this, I SUPPORT YOU AND WHATEVER WLS YOU HAVE
we are all the same….trying to lose weight/get healthy