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Surgery To Lose Weight

Is there any reason a believer should not have bariatric surgery to lose weight and get healthy?

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 ---Curious on 6/2/06
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Being obese is so very dangerous to your heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas and joints.
I also have a friend who had this type of surgery, but she waited until she was in her late 50's to have it. By that time, she had undergone hip and knee replacement from carrying around all that weight. She has lost as much weight now as she wanted to, but the knees and hip had to be redone and she walks with a limp. But her general health is WAY better. God bless you as you and God make this decision.
---NVBarbara on 6/5/08

No....God wants us to be healthy and whole. Overeating and abusing our bodies is a sin, though. Our bodies belong to God and not to us. They Holy Spirit also dwells within us. We should keep our bodies clean and fit for Him to live in.
---robyn on 4/24/07

For some it's a choice between dying of a heart attack/stroke and living. When you're down to death, the choice becomes clear. Do or die. I have two friends, both have lost the weight, have anemia problems, look white as a ghost, with little energy. Their personalities have changed. One is so angry because of being deprived. Her body changed but the mind connection that caused the obesity, has not changed. Anger has caused her to lose her job and she's losing friends due to grumpiness.
---Kansas on 4/23/07

I'm on the fence about this surgery. My friend just had surgery done and she's lost 55 lbs since February 9th. She looks great, but she took a risk because she was very overweight and they were afraid complications would set in. Actually, they ended up doing just a stomach stapling now that I remember. I'm not sure about this kind of surgery. Would God Bless it? Is it God's will? You'd have to ask God yourself if it's okay for YOU to go through it.
---Donna9759 on 4/23/07

I wish they would make a pill you took at night and get up the next morning and i would instandly be slim My daughter had this by pass stomach surgrey she was 43 5ft weighed 230now she weighs 130 but she gets sick a lot she looks older than my 50 and 47
year old daughter and it is a dangerous surgrey for some people
---Betty on 8/30/06

Sally you wrote in another thread about a book written at the same time as Joseph Smith's book of mormon that could be found at a library that would be an interesting comparison. to which book were you referring?
---brandon on 6/19/06

Curious, I suggest you get 2nd, 3rd, and 4th opinions--and carefully research this issue (pro and con), and speak with people who have actually HAD the procedure you are considering.

This in addition to prayer.
---Jack on 6/5/06

It's a major surgery. Be sure God is calling you to it.
---Sally on 6/4/06

I do not see any reason why not. However, I would suggest to pray about it and follow peace --- if the Lord gives you inner peace about it then you will know that it is His will.
---Helen_5378 on 6/3/06

This sounds like a "one answer does not fit all" question.

I know that I have considered bariatric surgery--but then I've met people who have had it, and they balloon back up to their pre-surgical weight.
---Jack on 6/3/06

The only reason I can see to do it is that one might be so in danger that common exercise would put them at risk of death or injury. The procedure from my understanding carries risks.

Reason hope and determination carry no such risk and cost a whole lot less I might add.
---Pharisee on 6/3/06

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