So I got a call from my surgeon the other day, and she wanted to inform me of the recent articles and information about the Sleeve. I was caught off guard with her call for sure, hoping that nothing was going to go wrong, but I was delighted that she wanted to let me make my decisions informed. She didn't really have an opinion on which surgery is better, she just told me the "facts". She does however, think I would be very successful with the band, and that her local track record is a 95 % success rate. I think she has done about 35-40 lap bands in this town. Only a couple have not lost what they wanted to. That seems good to me. She also said she really likes to keep up with her patients and keep them on the track of success. AWESOME!!!
I had done my fair share of research on which WLS I wanted to have. Gastric Bypass was out. My aunt had that done, and she never finished losing her weight, she looks malnutritioned, and I don't like the idea of having my guts rearranged. Maybe she did it wrong, but that left a bad taste in my mouth about that WLS. To me, the sleeve is like a mini GB. I know a lot of people have had success with it, and have even converted from the LB to the sleeve, but I still like the idea of keeping myself accountable to my doctor for each fill, having something that could be reversible, using the tool and learning how to change my eating habits bit by bit. (or should I say bite by bite?) So.. I'm sticking with the band!
She also told me that I will have a 10cc band, and will have 3-4cc's in it after surgery. Hopefully with that I can avoid "Bandster Hell"!
I am excited
I am nervous
but, I'm ready.
Did any of you have doubt right before your surgery? I am still losing quite a few pounds on this pre-op diet, and I have only had one day where I was extremely tired and grouchy. But my horrible inside the head voice keeps saying.. well if you can do it now without the band, why would you go through with it.. or... maybe you didn't try hard enough in the past...
Of course I tried hard, of course I could not keep up with this diet.. I would get tired of it, stop making good choices, say the word CAKE and gain it all back plus 10 more.
Must be pre-band jitters. All I know, is that when I get my band, I am going to rock that thing! I have a shopping spree to get to.
And by the way,
I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who are reading and commenting. You are really encouraging and such great supporters. More than I ever imagined participating in a blog would uncover. I am truly lucky to have found all you awesome, strong, women who want to share their lives with the rest of us. THANKS!!!!