I hope everyone is doing well!
I decided to begin vlogging my new journery-I will keep blogging every few weeks but I plan to post videos more often than anything
I went for my pre-admission testing on 6/7 so everything is done with that finally. I went to see my surgeon later that day and weighed in at 303, that was a lower number than I honestly expected to see so that was good. My surgey has been rescheduled to June 25th instead of the 20th.
I was aggravated when they told me this at the office but it had to be rescheduled due to them wanting both surgeons there at the time of the revision so I thought about it and feel it would be best to have 2 surgeons there since they have only done a few band to sleeve revisions so far.
When I went to see the surgeon I was able to ask him the additional questions I had for him as far as the actual procedure goes. These are just random questions I asked.
What are the chances of not being able to do the sleeve at the same time as the removal?
He doesn't think they will have an issue with this, they really won't know what to expect until they get in there and can see. Since they weren't able to detect a slip or erosion, the only thing it could be is scar tissue, if he feels that it is too much of a risk then they will just remove the band and we will have to wait a few months for the revision.
What size bougie is used? This is the tube they stick down the throat into the stomach to create the sleeve.
They use a 34 french bougie.
How many band revisions have been performed?
They have done a few so far, they are in the realm of removing a lot of bands, the patients they have done revisions on haven't had any complications so far
Will I be able to take regular sized pills after getting the sleeve? I was mainly worried about this due to some meds I'm on don't have a liquid/chewable form and the taste is unbearable when crushed
He doesn't think I will have an issue since I was able to take them fine with the band, the sleeve should do what the band was doing for me when I had optimal restriction with the band.
I decided to start my pre-op liquid diet early and started yesterday, that will give me 14 full days of full liquids, my surgeon only requires 10 days. I have been doing well so far, I have just been having really bad headaches from not having any carbs/sugar in my system. I weighed in at 307 yesterday morning, so I'm hoping I can bust out at least 15 lbs during the full liquid diet. I will update more in a few days with what I'm eating on the liquid diet and how much I've lost so far!
Thanks for reading :)