Gastric bypass surgery is the most radical and effective way to fight obesity, but it does not give an absolute effect. For example, this woman managed to lose weight after the surgery, but then gained it quickly again.
A 41-year-old Englishwoman, Lana Harber, suffered from obesity, and her condition was so bad that she had to undergo gastric bypass surgery at taxpayers’ expense. This operation is usually performed at patients’ own expense, but the government can finance the procedure for those citizens whose health is seriously compromised by overweight. An average price for gastric bypass surgery in the UK is 15,000 pounds.
Lana’s biggest weight was 120 kg with a height of 162 cm. Another indicator for gastric bypass surgery was polycystic ovarian syndrome, which prevented the woman from losing weight naturally through diet and exercise. After the surgery, Lana slimmed to 63 kg. The woman said that weight loss helped to regain confidence. Problems with self-esteem began because of unpleasant childhood events, which she tried to erase by eating lots of high-calorie foods.
Alas, the so-called “comforting nutrition” continued after the operation. Her constant desire to fight the unpleasant emotions through food made Lana eat a lot of sweet and flour dishes over and over. Today, she weighs almost 90 kg, keeps gaining weight, and her body has large stocks of excess skin.
Lana complains that her skin will not be removed free because there is not so much of it. She thinks she probably needs at least 20 kilograms excess skin to be operated on free of charge. She is ashamed to even talk about it with the doctors, because they did gastric bypass surgery free. She has a horrible feeling that she has let them down because she put on weight again. The worse she feels, the more she wants to eat.