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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:20 PM
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:59 AM
Thank you for that! I recently have begun to tell people, although I think mainly to ease my conscious of thinking I'm cheating and worrying so much what people will say. I live in a very small town so everyone will know. What made you choose the sleeve over the other two HarleyRidingGrandma?
I liked the idea of not having my intestines detached, part of them removed and then being reattached, so I was leaning that way from the start. Once I saw the surgeon and found out that the sleeve was her procedure of choice, I was sold. She told me that people say that sleevers don't lose as much weight as fast as those with gastric bypass, but that has not been her experience at all and that her sleeve patients lose on an equal level with her bypass patients. Once she told me that with the sleeve, I would be able to eat anything I wanted, just would only be able to hold a small amount, I knew it was the right choice for me. It must be working for me - I am 6.5 weeks post-op. I eat pasta, bread, and whatever I want - just eat about 5 bites and I am stuffed, and I have lost 42 lbs. in that short amount of time.
Edited by HarleyRidingGrandma, 06 November 2012 - 08:01 AM.