Hi I have booked in to Gold Coast hospital for 13th October for gastric sleeve. Yet to see the surgeon but spoke at length to practice manager who advised that the band is not an option due to several medical problems. I am nervous of course but also excited. My life has changed immensely due to severe rheumatoid arthritis causing disability, immobility and many secondary medical conditions, one being morbid obesity due in part to steroid use. I am now pre-diabetic and have sleep apnoea and have been advised to have surgery as my risk of stroke and heart attack are very high. I cannot exercise as my joints and muscles, nerves, spine have all been affected and my disease is very badly controlled due to intolerance of drugs, so it has led me here and I look forward immensely to reading and offering my assistance where possible.
Hope to undergo successful surgery and hopefully successful weight loss.
kind regards, Jane.