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I am considering the gastric sleeve and have done a lot of research. I have military insurance and will have it done on base (no Fees) because this surgery is not covered yet. I can have a different wls and it will be covered to have an outside provider do it. But I really think the sleeve is best for me. I actually started on May 15th with an informational meeting. I saw the doctor on June 19th asked questions and he is already thinking a surgery date of early August. I have a visit with the Nutritionist July 3 and waiting for an appt with psychiatrist. I just think things are moving too fast. I thought I would have to go through a class for a few weeks to teach how to eat and even prove that I have tried to do it on my own. which I have tried every diet probably out there. I am 31 and 271 pounds and only 5'1. I know that I can choose a later date and I am sure I will. I think I want to try to get my eating in check first and loose some weight before the surgery. I want to try to do the pre-op diet for a few weeks and see how it goes. Has anyone else felt this way or even had your surgery at a military hospital? By the way I think this site is awesome and has helped me so much.