I"m so glad I had surgery in spite of learning to eat. My sleeve is keeping my on tract. Many of the concerns I have read on the posts are valid, but not show stoppers. Yes, you have second thoughts, yes you get nervous, yes you have bodely issue pre-op but in the end, all that does not really matter. You will not know that however until you have been through the process. The biggest single thing I would encourage everyone is to have friends and family around you and above all, make a commitment to yourself this is your life and you want to be around for those friends and family because someday they may/will need you.....
I know several friends and family members for that matter, that do not have the opportunity that many of us have had. WLS is expensive and should be offered to anyone who has the need, a true need, without worrying about costs. Why would we let one person die because they couldn't afford this life saving and long range cost savings procedure. Its cheaper to let us die than correct the issue, makes no sense to me. You all know its not just because we eat to excess, there is way more to the story and most just don't get the real issue. So what is our real worth?
Yes, the issue of evacuating I can also right a chapter on. I"m now a week out of surgery and feeling great but a little sluggish. In my case my B/P went to the basement the next day and they put me in CCU, thats where all the bariatric patients go if they need something else. In fact they were going to discharge me that late afternoon. The problem was they had me on a ton of blood thinner and there was a little bleeder which be very normal, but with very thin blood it took advantage. So after 4 units of new blood to get the clotting going, it all turned out very well.
For me this has been a very smooth transition but my get up and go has suffered a little because of the B/P thing, but that will be coming back.
Water is never ending but working towards the 64oz goal. I call what I'm eating now real food compared to the 2 week liquid diet. Next week mr. blinder and I will be have a thing.
Thanks all of you have have posted to my notes. You are also my friends and I wish I could meet each of you some day.