Sick and Tired
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired and feeling you are poisoned by all the “junk” you are eating? I certainly was, one year and over three months ago, just prior to starting the Ketogenic diet. I started thinking of all the desperate measure I have done in my life to lose weight.
One desperate thing I did was have a Lap-Band surgery, May 29, 2007. Before I was able to have my lap-band surgery done, I had to be on a liquid diet for two weeks prior to surgery. This was required to help reduce the size of my liver so the surgeon could easily do my surgery laparoscopically. I am not sure how I did it but I did. I would mainly consume SlimFast shakes, jello, and clear juices My memory is a little fuzzy when it comes to the occasion but I even made myself a turkey soup with all the tasty veggies, herbs and spices and then emulsified it to complete liquid.
After the surgery, I was on liquids for a little while to heal and recover. I thought it was a fix for me BUT in the long run, it was not. Sure I lost a lot of weight but then I started having problems with my band becoming too tight without any added fluid to the band. I had to go back and forth to the doctor’s office to have the fluid removed via my port (they use a needle to aspirate the fluid from the band via the port). Even after having all the fluid removed I still ended up with a tight band which caused food to get stuck and then I would need to throw up – which is not a pretty picture for sure. To this day I still have my lap-band (minus the fluid), although it does me NO GOOD whatsoever 🙁. If I eat certain foods they can still get caught and I need to up-chuck and it is extremely painful when it happens.
Although I never regained all the weight I had lost I still packed on the pounds – I still had all the same sugar and carb cravings that I had pre-lap-band surgery.
I have considered having my band removed but it would be much MORE major of a surgery than having it put in. Because of that, I have opted to leave it in place until at some point it causes me more trouble. Then I will have to have the surgery to remove it.
Having weight loss surgery is a very personal thing and a decision ONLY you can make. If someone was to ask me now, after living the Keto WOL, if they should have bariatric weight loss surgery I would really recommend that they first TRULY give the Ketogenic Way of Living a try. Not just for a day, a week, a month or so but for at least 6 months. It is definitely a life change – but for Tim and me it has been life-changing.
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Just for “grins and giggles” I have added this video of the song “Sick and Tired” by Fats Domino. I was sick and tired foolin’ around with food I was eating.