With the support of my husband, I have decided to undergo WLS. Together, he and I have pretty much decided that the sleeve would be the best option for me. I am now in the process of waiting on my insurance to give me the go-ahead, and should have more of that next week. My cardiologist, neurologist, neurosurgeon, and PCP all believe that this would greatly benefit me health wise. I just want to feel better. I am 36 and on full disability due to 3 brain operations and 4 strokes, have sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high chlosterol and other things.
My question is this. I was reading about the post op diet. All of the diet plans I read have said that you must drink diet drinks and use artificial sweeteners. The neurological condition I have, I cannot have any form of artificial sweeteners. It sends me into very bad headaches for days and makes me very sick. Will this automatically make it so I can't have the surgery?
Please give me your thoughts.