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I am only seven weeks out but so far I don't regret my decision. I have not had any major issues. It is a change and it is an adjustment. You do have to work with your head and old habits. Advantages are losing weight albiet slowly for me. I am already off my diabetes medication-Metformin. I am off of one of my blood pressure medications. I feel good and on the road to getting healthy.
I do like that VSG does not have the maiabsorption but it does restrict the amount you eat.
I had looked into surgery ten years ago but then it was an open RNY. I was not ready to make that commitment. Laproscopic is the way to go. I returned to work in two weeks and did not have any issues. Now, the surgery itself. It is major surgery and I was nauseous on Day 2. I was achy for several weeks.
I will give you my experience with the sleeve.
I am over 2 years post op.
I was 52 years old when I had my surgery. I weighed 263 and am 5 ft tall. I was wearing 26/28 clothes.
I lost 135 lbs in 10 mos and now wear size 6 mostly some size 4.
I had no problems with surgery or recovery but many folks do experience pain and fatigue but that was not my experience.
I had my surgery done in MX. I had surgery on Friday morning, got the IV out Sat night night as I was able to take in liquids with no problems.. 2 leak tests done on Satruday, in addition to 2 leak tests done while still in surgery showed no leaks. Drain came out on Sunday and I went to the hotel across from the hospital. Yes it was a hospital and not a clinic. I felt very comfortable leaving the hosptial since there was no medical reason for me to be there. I did not even need or take any pain meds after I left the hospital. Again this was MY experience and others had very different experiences.
I was well enough that I came home on Monday with no issues. I went back to work the following week with no issues of fatigue.
I easily progressed from liquids to mushies to food etc with no issues.
The good news is I can eat any foods with no problems the bad news is I can eat any foods with no problems.
I am respoonsible for the choices I make about what I eat.
I do not eat low fat or low calorie or low carb per se.
I am mindful of carbs but do not restrict them since I am not actively losing any more.
I shoot for around 100 gms of protein and carbs per day and that works well for me.
I have become and avid hiker so I do burn calories while hiiking .
I hope this helps.