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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gastric Sleeve surgery?

So, I had pretty much decided on the gastric bypass. Read all about it, researched, talked to my doctor -- it was all good. But now, apparently, my insurance is also starting to pay for gastric sleeve surgery, and I'm right back in Indecisionville.

On the one hand, it would seem to be a good thing to not have to cut into my intestines. On the other hand, from the little I've read about the gastric sleeve, it apparently results in less weight loss than the bypass, and weight loss is the name of the game, right?

So now, I don't know! I'm not scheduled to see the regular medical doctor anymore -- after I lose three more pounds (*eyeroll*) I get scheduled to see the surgeon. What do I do?

Have any of you had the gastric sleeve? Or can you suggest bloggers who had that surgery so I can read first hand accounts?


♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Jacquie from Can't Wait to Lose it with the band had a lapband and replaced it with a sleeve and Lee Ann from Stealing Skinny just had a sleeve put in. Good luck.

Fangirl Says/Monica said...

Thanks so much! :)

Lee Ann said...

Drazil is right, I just got the sleeve two weeks ago. So far, so good. I still haven't graduated to full solids yet but I'm cheating a little here and there and had an ounce of chicken for dinner tonight. I'm not cheating with 'bad' foods but I'm supposed to be on liquids only for another week.

Fangirl Says/Monica said...

Lee Ann, reading your posts about your experience has been so encouraging to me! I'm so glad to hear you're doing so well. I'm feeling more and more like VSG is the right way for me to go. Now, I just need to hear back from my bariatric practice and see what they say about it. :D

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