I am new here and just found out this morning that my insurance has approved me for surgery. I am going to have the Sleeve on 4/28/14. I am scared, nervous and excited all wrapped into one.
I would love to hear from anyone that is post op with the Sleeve and understand your healing process and any potential complications encountered? How was your pain level? Indigestion? How long before you felt "good"?
I have done a ton of research and realize that Sleeve has a low incidence of complications but I would like to be as mentally prepared for what could happen if there are any complications. Thanks all!
We are excited for you!! Congratulations. Here are some links to information you may find helpful:
We can't wait to hear from you post-op!
I will be having my VSG on 4/24 so I will be coming home on your surgery date. I will be glad to let you know how things are going with me as I progress through the preop surgery and postoperative if you would like. I am starting to get a little nervous myself but mostly excited to get this new part of my life started.
I had surgery 3/3, I did great with no complications. Pain was never an issue, just re learning how to eat is a challenge. I would say the best thing you could do which I did not is: try to follow the rules now. Then it will not be such a shocker, also don't buy too many protein products prior because your taste buds change.
You will do great, congrats:)
Hey Roxstar I am also new on OH and my surgery date is the same as yours! I am having gastric by-pass and my goal is to lose 140lbs. I start 2 week liquid diet on the 14th-
I too am nervous and so excited to get on the losers bench!!
Congrats on your APPROVAL! which insurance do you have and how long was the whole process for you? so excited for you and can't wait to be in the same boat!