November 2010, I made the biggest decision in my life when I decided to have Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in the pursuit to lose weight. I was morbidly obese, and had tried all my life to lose weight the “normal” way. But this post is not about my surgery, it is about what happened to me after the surgery. See, I wasn’t really informed that rapid amounts of weight loss tend to make heavy-set women more fertile. I had lost 70 pounds very quickly, and you betcha, I found out that I was pregnant very soon after my four-month post-op check up....more
What do you know about obesity surgery? Is it just the lazy man's answer to weight loss? Or is it an effective treatment for people who are dangerously obese? A new study suggests that weight-loss surgery may not only save lives, but could also contribute to a considerable savings in overall health-care costs.