90 Seconds to Success – We Are Family

We Are Family. Sometimes, the choice to have weight loss surgery can be a lonely road. If your spouse or parents have never struggled with their weight, they may not understand what it’s like to live with obesity, and what it means to overcome the disease. In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson encourages viewers to join a weight loss surgery support group, to share encouragement and guidance with others who know first-hand the highs and lows that life before, during and after weight loss surgery can bring.

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6 Responses

  1. Jody G.

    I am thinking of moving to the Kansas City area (Overland Park, KS). Does anyone know of support groups in KC? I had gastric bypass 2 years ago. Thanks.

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  2. Judi

    Hi Jody,

    Weight Loss Surgical Center has a support group 3rd Saturday of the month at 11am

    It’s right there in Overland Park

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  3. Cointessa

    I’m looking for a WSL Support Group in Jerusalem, Israel. Can you help me? BTW, your mini videos “90 Sec to Success” are exceptional. Is there a way to hear you for longer maxi inspirational lectures?

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  4. Zoe

    Am determined to finally have WLS. I started the journey with the Lap Band as my “surgery of choice”. However, due to type II diabetes my bariatric surgeon strongly reccommends the RNY bypass, as well as now 2 other doctors I am working with.

    This floors me. I didn’t consider myself “that bad off”. It has forced me to face my own mortality. Yet I don’t want to act unwisely.

    I would like to hear from anyone who has had either surgery & get thier views on the choices.

    Thanks so much ahead of time for your responses.

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  5. Susan

    The fact that you have diabetes is probably why they are recommending the RNY since diabetes is gone in 90% of people within the first year of having the surgery. It has something to do with the absorbtion. Since the band is only restrictive not malabsorptive it doesnt have the same effect on diabetes.

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