I just want to you to know up front that I would do my surgery all over again even knowing what I have now experienced would happen again.
I was told prior to surgery by the surgeon and others that ...
my diabetes would go away
my blood pressure would be normal
my sleep apnea would go away
my arthritis would improve
that I would be off all my medications.
What really happened to me was....
I still have T2 diabetes but I am off about 80% of my medications for it. A vast improvement but not a miracle cure!
I still take blood pressure medication but my blood pressure is so much better and is under control.
I still have sleep apnea and still use a cpap but my pressure is now a 6 instead of a 7 and I still have moderate (almost severe) sleep apnea due to a very small throat.
I move better and there is less strain on my joints but I still have arthritis problems and still have to take medication. It is just that now I cannot take nsaids.
So while I am off insulin and some of the my diabetes meds, the rest of my meds are still needed just in a little lower doses for some. Plus I now take heavy duty vitamins and supplements.
Was the surgery worth it if the promises did not come true for me? Yes I am much healthier, I am exercising regularly and have plenty of energy and I am close to a normal weight.
So yes I would repeat everything even knowing what I know now!
I do know some people for whom these predictions came true. But it does not happen to everyone and it does not happen all at once to most. it is a gradual improvement form most of the people I know.
Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135
| current weight: 176.0