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What if?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Well - just got back from seeing the PA about my high cholesterol (292). The bad (LDH) was 205.

She wants it 130 or under...
Even though I had planned to persuade her to let me work on it without meds, somehow, she convinced me that it wouldn't do the extreme lowering that needs done... so - I'm on Lipitor.

As we discussed the range for my sodium intake (I brought it up - which in hindsight I shouldn't have done), it caused us to discuss my meal choices, etc... which led to her suggestion of bariatric surgery or lap band...
I shared my preference to NOT have a surgery, which made her really think that I'd be a good candidate...
I tried telling her that I know people (my SP friends) who have been successful at losing a LOT of weight on their own... but... she seemed even more convinced that I'd be a good candidate...

I guess I'm frustrated... discouraged... and wondering what if?

What if I could just take the "easy" route... ?
Is it the easy route?
Could I handle the strict diet that they enforce beforehand?
What would it be like to lose weight that way?

I don't know... it feels like I got the wind knocked out of me today...

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    I know what you mean, Roxie.

    It seems these doctors want to push their way. At times, it's their way or no way! I've had drs. who wouldn't even listen!

    Good luck in getting your PA to at least hear your side of the story!

    2714 days ago
    May the Lord give you peace as you entrust your life and health to Him by making good choices. Shel
    2714 days ago
  • SANDY1969
    People think the surgery is the easy part but you have to deal with SO much afterwards. I have not had it but I did go through the process of trying to get it. In the end my insurance would not pay for it. This was about 6-7 years ago.

    I had to take a psych test among other stuff, go to a support group meeting...

    My sister in law had the surgery and I watch her at every family function get a plate of food, eat part of it and then sit there waiting for it to "digest". I don't know that she's eating the right way.

    See even with surgery you still have to deal with HOW to eat. WHEN to eat and WHAT to eat.

    So I don't know that it's really the easy way out. You keep working at what you are working at. Educating yourself helps a lot.
    2714 days ago
    People like her need a good smack up one side of their head and down the other!!

    As for Lipitor, I have a friend who experienced some nasty side effects from it. Not to scare you, but just to caution you. She experienced debilitating back and leg pain, which stopped after she took herself off it. That was after going through numerous tests and things.

    I think you are on the right track to tackle your weight loss naturally. But that is only my opinion. You have to do what is right for you, and only you, with God's guidance can determine what that is.
    You will be in my heart and prayers.

    2715 days ago
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