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Well, I sit here sprawled comfortably in my recliner - the ONLY place I can feel comfortable. . . . not in other chairs in the house or at friend's houses or at restaurants or dr's ofcs - and I haven't been on an airplane in years. And my Type II diabetes is getting worse and worse no matter how compliant I am about the medicine and insulin. And walking has become a gasping for breath type of event. I can do a short grocery shop but end up drenched in sweat. I go to the same store all the time where they are used to me and have stopped asking if I am "okay". Nope, not okay but I sure will get to my car somehow...... and we KNOW I'm going to get my food
So I started looking into WLS and got sent to this website which has been a goldmine of info. I have checked out several other sites and am still wavering between RNY and DS. With my diabetes, I am leaning towards DS but it IS more drastic than RNY. With a BMI of 56.7, Lap-Band is just not an option.
I am in the Medicare process of seeing my primary care doc for 6 months in a row before approval. Did my 2nd month appt today. He has never heard of DS but at Duke they seem to think DS is the way to go but Dr. Sudan does both.
So I have become VERY enthusiastic and impatient to at least get a surgery date but Duke won't talk to me until I've had my 4th appt in September.
Appreciate this community and all I have learned.