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  1. Vanessa5963

    Gastric sleeve and PCOS

    Hi I’m doing the gastric sleeve in May doctors have said my PCOS will go away with weight loss -I have my doubts so just wondering if anyone had PCOS that has done the sleeve and if the signs of PCOS has disappeared
  2. Wow, reading tonight I am so inspired by your stories! Before I share my journey may I just honour each of you for being so vulnerable and sharing so honestly. I have struggled with me weight since I was 18, I have had two ankle reconstructions, a knee reconstruction (both from sports injuries) and I was silly (I mean lucky enough) to have my children quite young at 23. Over the last 15 years I have gone from what I thought was a healthy 80kg to a super unhealthy 145kg now. after my second son I was diagnosed with CIS and have battled pollops and cysts around my cervix and womb ever since. At my recent check up with a new surgeon - as mine has moved inter state - I was told I met all of the requirements for PCOS and would be a prime candidate for lap band surgery. I haven't had a period in 7 years, have mild acne and facial hair and have large cysts and one ovary and the other is polycystic (which he said just meant it had little cysts all over it??) I must have appeared as overwhelmed as I felt as I was quickly given some reading and told to come back in four weeks for my other results to discuss this further. i think a part of me is disappointed - how did this get missed? Why didn't I know before now? Why haven't I considered this before? a part of me is sad - I have tried and failed over the years to lose weight, and I have some success but something always gets in the way... I worry that the WLS would only be the same... i am generally a really positive person, I participate in life and try not to let my weight or injuries stop me from having a go - but it is the one thing in life I feel I fail at every time. I am bright, hard working, resilient and committed but I just can't seem to lose weight... it is soo hard... i have a lot to learn before I make any decisions but I wonder if there are others who have experienced this?
  3. Wow, reading tonight I am so inspired by your stories! Before I share my journey may I just honour each of you for being so vulnerable and sharing so honestly. I have struggled with me weight since I was 18, I have had two ankle reconstructions, a knee reconstruction (both from sports injuries) and I was silly (I mean lucky enough) to have my children quite young at 23. Over the last 15 years I have gone from what I thought was a healthy 80kg to a super unhealthy 145kg now. after my second son I was diagnosed with CIS and have battled pollops and cysts around my cervix and womb ever since. At my recent check up with a new surgeon - as mine has moved inter state - I was told I met all of the requirements for PCOS and would be a prime candidate for lap band surgery. I haven't had a period in 7 years, have mild acne and facial hair and have large cysts and one ovary and the other is polycystic (which he said just meant it had little cysts all over it??) I must have appeared as overwhelmed as I felt as I was quickly given some reading and told to come back in four weeks for my other results to discuss this further. i think a part of me is disappointed - how did this get missed? Why didn't I know before now? Why haven't I considered this before? a part of me is sad - I have tried and failed over the years to lose weight, and I have some success but something always gets in the way... I worry that the WLS would only be the same... i am generally a really positive person, I participate in life and try not to let my weight or injuries stop me from having a go - but it is the one thing in life I feel I fail at every time. I am bright, hard working, resilient and committed but I just can't seem to lose weight... it is soo hard... i have a lot to learn before I make any decisions but I wonder if there are others who have experienced this?
  4. mummyjess

    looking for advice

    hey everyone, i have decided that i am going to approach my Dr and ask to get a referral to a surgeon..i have a bmi of 35-36 so i realize im not on the higher side but am tired of being this size and doing all the right things to only be over weight, i have read that most drs will consider doing it for someone with this bmibut wondering if the surgeon knocks people back and why?-i have pcos, a fatty liver and its swollen so a little worried as i have read this an be a problem, i have to do the whole early release of super thing as i dont have health cover-i have 3 young kids and i guess what i would like to know is, a) how did those applying for super find it? were you successful? anyone with pcos? how have you found it all and how successful? c)what is the recovery like? a i said 3 young kids and a household to run-wondering how useful i will be? D) i guess just how successful have been overall have you lost weight? health better? thanks for anything your willing to share even if its not related toanything i have written any advice would be appreciated thankyou
  5. SecretYoungMiss

    What came first, chicken or the egg?

    So, when I had my initial consult with Wendy at CBS, I vaguely recall (all a blur, I cried the whole time, thank god my mother was with me) her going over my blood test results. She mentioned something about my hormone levels and insulin and that I was either borderline or had early signs of PCOS. I honestly cannot remember which word she said. She asked if I had been tested, which I have been and the GP told me despite finding cysts that it was inconclusive but she thought it wasn't. So I didn't think about it again. It was only due to a beautician very kindly asking if I had been tested for PCOS, when I asked what could be done about the hair on my face (I am very pale and the hair is very black so stands out). I've been doing some research, as I really didn't know much about PCOS and it seems no one understand what causes it. Women who are overweight are more likely to have it. It has genetic influences. It's a hormonal imbalance. But what starts it? I have no genetic background in either side of the family of anything related to PCOS, my family members are all slim or normally built for their frame. I didn't realize that PCOS doesn't 'go away'. I honestly thought PCOS was caused by being overweight so I never worried about it or thought more about it. But from reading, the 'symptoms' may settle down, but it's still always there. Did I get PCOS because I am overweight? And then the PCOS stopped me from losing weight which increases the insulin intolerance and increases the weight? It seems like a vicious cycle. Or, did I develop PCOS which increased my weight? I'd love to know what came first. And now I am scared that I won't loose as much weight as other non-PCOS women do after being banded, as it messes with your metabolism. I thought I'd get the band, and then the weight would drop off (with exercise and good nutrition) and it would be happy days. Have any other PCOS women had slow weight loss even with the band?
  6. Veggo Mumma

    Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman.

    Afternoon All Just wondering - given the number of diets we all must have done between us in the the past - has anyone tried to the Eat to Live program? I came across it the other day while looking for suitable vegetarian programs for women with PCOS. It makes a lot of sense to me, and being a past vegan, it actually makes me see how even though I thought my diet was quite healthy, I was still eating lots of processed foods. For the last few days I have been following the diet, with the exception of a couple of soy hot chocolates. For example, yesterday I had a banana/blueberry/spinach/water/x2 tsp of flaxseed smoothie for breakfast, followed by a lentil and pumpkin burger with salad greens for lunch, and a tofu & asian veg stir fry for tea. I had an afternoon snack of homemade hommus with a toasted wholewheat tortilla. This morning I had another smoothie, and morning tea of homemade hommus and chopped cherry tomatos and carrot sticks. I'm amazingly not hungry, for the first time in AGES! I have flatlined on the scales now for almost two months. In the last couple of weeks I have increased my exercise and still no movement but now magically in three days I am half a kilo lighter! Any thoughts from people who have tried the program? Peace, VM
  7. Hi everyone, I'm 23, 130kg and I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS. Since I started working a year ago I have become fitter and lost a small amount of weight, but no more since then. I really need to lose weight for my mental and physical health. I am concerned about the band slipping or causing serious problems. It scares me have to death thinking about getting infections and/or dying from the band having problems. I also would like to know the recovery time. My field of work requires me to move a lot and lift a fair amount of equipment. Does being banded have the same affect on women suffering from PCOS or is it difficult to lose the weight even with the band? I absolutely detest having PCOS as it sets off a lot of my anxiety and makes me depressed thinking about the chances of ever having a baby. I have about $6000 saved up and no health insurance. I have absolutely no idea if I should take this risk and get it done or see a specialist about it. My GP is aware of my weight problems and she tells me to diet and keep taking Metformin and "the pill". I'm sick and tired of being obese. I have suffered with weight problems since I hit puberty. I cannot do simple things like attend functions or events because I stress out about what I'm going to wear. I cannot seem to find any clothing that fits me. I don't like eating in public anyway so avoiding that is a great option. I prefer doing physical activities like hiking and such.... Brain when thinking about being banded - What if it F's up and I'm left incredibly sick afterwards? Does the band come out? If so, how will I keep the weight from coming back? Can you still do physical activities with the band in? Is this really the last solution to years of low self esteem, anxiety, depression and other mental problems? I appreciate anyone who takes the time to respond to me. PS - Sorry if I come across as negative. I'm truly at my end.
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