Got the date and changed to the sleeve !

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tracyringo

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Well the date is set...I decided to change to the sleeve ..I already have severe osteoarthritis which took out my hips and also moderate to severe forminal and bilateral lumber stenosis which has landed me on SSDI..My surgeon has said if I have any severe problems with acid reflux that l would be able to come back for a revision and that Medicare would cover it. He also said the size of my pouch would be a 34 ?  Anyone care to tell me what that is/ means ?

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The bougie (BOO-zhee) is a measuring device in the form of a long, flexible tube. Surgeons use it to guide them when dividing the stomach.

This is a picture which shows bougie sizes using pens as a guide:

bougiesize.jpg

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