Hi! The last time I was in here was probably April or May 2011. I was concerned about being 56 yrs old and afraid of getting weight loss surgery because of my age. Alot of nice folks responded to my message. Well here I am again but this time I am one week away from getting the Vertical Gastric Sleeve!!!! I am going thru so many feelings right now. I am very nervous and then I cannot wait!! I have about 135 lbs too lose and I am hoping I do well. My surgery date is November 8th, 2011. Dr Alex Gandsas (stratford, nj)... I will have to get my daughter to post my pic on this website! Any comments are most welcome!!!
Hi! I am SO happy for you!! You will do fine and I will be praying for you that your nerves would calm down and that your surgery will be the exact help/tool you need to lose weight and be healthy again!! I am waiting for insurance approval on my journey here... please don't be a stranger now and keep us updated on your progress!!
Best wishes for a safe and healthy outcome and lots of success on your journey!!
on 10/30/11 3:19 pm
on 10/30/11 3:19 pm
Hello. My name is Debra, and I just had VSG 7 Days ago...10-24-11. I am soooo very happy for you! Just to let you know, I am not very young, and I also was nervous as can be. So many different thoughts race through your mind, right...Yes. Because THIS IS IT. For whatever reason, that you were not able to LW, you will once you have the procedure-the weight will come off. Now, I am sure you will keep in mind, the fact that some lose fast and some slower...take it easy on yourself. Let the medical team do what they do best-they're the experts, they are wonderful (no worries) You're knocked out for the whole thing...will not feel a thing, until the nurse is waking you up, telling you everything went as planned, and you are on the 7th floor of so and so hospital -November 8th, wow, how blessed you are. So many people are praying to just get their insurance to approve them...and here you are almost at the door-to open it, and step into another world of a more comfortable YOU, Healthier YOU, the YOU THAT ONLY YOU WILL UNDERSTAND NEEDS TO BE BETTER. Certainly, add me as a friend, and we can share this journey together----btw, this website is awesome. Take good care of yourself, God (Yah) only made one special one.
Hello Suzanne , I am also getting the VSG done on Nov. 8th!!! I have a whole lot of the same going on here ... so many different emotions!! This fourm helps ease me with support & what to expect!! We can do this!! Friend me if you would like to keep in touch!!