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The Years (By)Pass

Posted on 2008.08.17 at 18:38

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Chuck
charlesofcamden at 2008-08-18 01:03 (UTC) (Link)
I suppose it's a matter of perspective. For my friend, she thinks back to when she was fat in the 1970s and sees that as a time when there were truly no options. By comparison, gastric bypass is an option that, in her view, has saved her life and enhanced it far beyond what it could have been had she been born in an earlier generation. In my view, gastric bypass is like any tool -- it's a wonderful thing that makes the world a better place if it's used wisely. By analogy, a hammer may be used to build a house, or it may be used irresponsibly to commit mayhem. What we have right now is a lot of doctors swinging the hammer of gastric bypass very irresponsibly, threatening to give a bad name to something that ought to be regarded as a wonderful, and less common, procedure.
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onceupon at 2008-08-18 01:05 (UTC) (Link)
My point is that sometimes a hammer is useful but having a variety of hammers is even better. Because if your job calls for a tack hammer and all you have is a 70lb sledge....
Hand built by robots.
onceupon at 2008-08-18 01:06 (UTC) (Link)
Plus, I admit, I don't think gastric bypass even approaches wonderful. I think the impact it had on your friend's life is wonderful but the surgery itself? Not so much.
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