Someone asked that yesterday at the 'maintaining the change" session. the answer was 'If you are a bit heavier around the abdomenal area they try to shrink the liver in people they belive to have fatty livers. Depends on one's liver enzymes also.
(The blood work will show the liver enzyme levels ).
Probably 2/3 of the group yesterday had to have the pre op liquid diet. I have heard some surgeons have different practices (pre op liquid diet) but my RN didnt really think that was a factor.
She also said it is harder to retract a larger liver ( because it is fatty throughout ) out of the way during the surgery.
So that seemed logical to me.
So interesting to see you did the same thing as me, went in leaning towards the sleeve and going for the RNY. I expected some push to the surgeon's preference but that didnt happen.
I have thought about it for many weeks, wonderng if the RNY was too drastic, but after much thought I am happy with my decision.
I am excited and a bit nervous about the whole introducing each food item back into my diet, seems like such a process, one item at a time. Will I be able to tolerate it again or wont I......
Anyway 2.5 days to surgery, as Keelan said (I think it was her ) 'before you know it you will be being wheeled into the OR ....." Wish me luck..........