I know--I'm thinking far into the future. But that is why I'm doing this--to extend my life.
So my question is--are there any potential illnesses that would not be able to be treated due to being sleeved? I'm thinking of the big things--like-organ transplants, cancer treatments, etc. For example, would we be at risk for being malnourished more than a non-sleeved person if we were going through cancer treatments?
I know that being obese is absolutely dangerous but I would just hate for my doctor to say (in the future), "We would like to try this treatment-but we can't because you've been sleeved." Common sense tells me that this wouldn't be the case because our anatomy has remained intact--we just have a smaller stomach.
When comparing RNY to the sleeve-do you think it would be easier to treat most life-threatening diseases if one is sleeved (as opposed to the RNY)? I know that arthritis could be difficult to treat if one has RNY also.
I ask these things because cancer runs in my family (on both sides) and because I do suspect that I have some kidney problems. My father has kidney issues and his nephrologist told him that a transplant was a very real possibility for him.
But at the same time-I know that being obese is making me at risk for so many horrible illnesses as well.
Thank you all for your advice!
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