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I'm interested in knowing more about how those of you who frequent my page feel about WLS. It's such a hot button issue! Since I moved to LA I've met more and more women (no men) who have had some form of weight loss surgery. I'd never actually known someone who had undergone the procedure before.
I'm curious about your experiences. Have you had it? Do you know someone who has? Do you want to get it? Does the idea scare you?
So far I've seen a range of results. One woman I know has lost 200lbs (she's still fat, just not immobile anymore). She hasn't had any negative side effects to speak of. She's energetic, she looks healthier, she's happier, and it seems to have genuinely given her life back to her. It's pretty amazing to see.
Then there are a couple of people who have had to have the surgery more than once because they've eaten around it and regained the weight, or injured themselves.
I've seen people whose lives have been absolutely transformed for the better, and those for whom it didn't turn out to be the magic pill of happiness they were hoping for.
It's so interesting to me.
What are your thoughts?