I just had the Sleeve Surgery 3 weeks ago. So far, I love it. Recovery has been great, restriction great, lost 28lbs... and things are good w/ me.
I chose the Sleeve b/c I did NOT want things in my body re-routed. I wanted to keep the same processes going. It is a learning process. Learning to not eat until I am full, don't stuff myself, etc. It is totally possible to have the surgery, be satisfied, eat good foods, and NOT throw up or dump. I'm on pureed/soft foods- but I am eating delicious, healthy food in small portions. I get about 600 calories a day, 70-80g of Protein, 20g of Fat, less than 50 carbs.
After weight loss surgery, your mail concern is protein and taking your vitamins. Sleeve only requires a multi-vitamin and B12. Any others will depend on your current vit levels.
Gastric Bypass will require you to take many more vitamins as there is absorption issues.
You have to be disciplined to do this. Surgery is not the easy way out. Yes, you lose fast, but having good habits while you are losing will ensure that you have good habits while maintaining.
Example of my timeframe- in Oct 2011, my insurance pre-approved me, but it wasn't a final approval. Both my insurance and my surgeon required me to do a 6mo nutrition class and diet. I will admit, my life had many ups and downs in this 6 months, that I did not lose more than 4lbs- I finished that in April. Between April and my surgery, June 26th, I gained 15 more lbs. I was sad.... My insurance put me through h* about approving me b/c 2yrs ago I wasn't heavy enough to have the surgery, huh,? But it ended up being that they had my height wrong and that threw my BMI off. Then during surgery, I had a liver biopsy and was found to have Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.... so that was a glitch.
So you see- it is NOT a quick process. There are so many things that need done before surgery, labs, EKG, Chest Xray- and after surgery a GI test.
All in all, I'm not even that far out and it's been awesome. I'm glad I did it, and I'm ready for my future.
It is not for everyone... there are a lot of rules... it just depends on how bad you want it!
The time is NOW to lose this weight! My 30th Birthday is around the corner!
| current weight: 157.2