NZJay wrote: Jachut wrote:
You can in fact out eat any weight loss surgery and stretch out stomach pouches etc. It happens in everyone to some degree.
Its only a tool - it still takes a lot of hard work to be successful with it and it really IS rude to dismiss what it does for people as "just eat less. Simple".
Well, "eat less with or without stomach-capacity reducing surgery" then. The energy in vs energy out mechanisms are identical. Was meaning more in terms of weight gain after chemo as opposed to weight gain in everyday life... there's nothing mystical about it which means you need surgery to assist - the weight rebound isn't a permanent condition. Being factual and concise; no need to hunt for offense where none is intended
Let's be careful here, yes weight loss is a strict mathematical equation, but people are not. For some people the ability to stick to that equation is harder than others, and some people need a little help. Bariatriac weight loss surgery isn't meant for everyone, especially the person who only wants/needs to loose a couple of pounds. To qualify for weight-loss surgery you need to be in a "Morbidly Obese" category (BMI >40) and have other co-morbidities. At the time I went through the program, you had to pass a psychological screening as well.
It's no different than the alcoholic, who has trouble saying no to drinkig, the drug addict who needs that next hit or the smoker. The difference is, you can live without alcohol, drugs or tobacco, but you can't quit food cold turkey (protein pun not intentional), you still need some caloric intake to live. That makes food addiction a bit harder to treat.
Weight loss surgery isn't a cure, it's a tool. A tool that we now see has a correlation to increased risk of CRC that was unknown at the time I had my surgery. Does that mean it's still not a viable tool? No, it means people who have weight loss surgery probably need earlier and more frequent screening for CRC and we need to continue to understand the mechanisms that make it an increased risk factor.
But don't diss the tool.
50 YO Husband & father of 2 teenagers.
DX 9/9/13 Stage 4 cc (at age 48)
16 Rounds FOLFOX + Avastin (Oct-13 to May-14)
Maintenance chemo - Avastin & 5-FU infusions (Jun-14 to Jul-15)
Jul-15: Mets to lymph nodes, resuming FOLFOX
Sep-15: MRI showed stability, back to maintenance chemo.