Since my surgery is paid for by Tricare (military insurance) I have worked with a bariatric team until I finished all of my pre-requisits for surgery. Today I met my actual surgeon. He seemed very nice and informative. He completely agrees that the sleeve is the best option for me. I got lots more information on the things I will doing before and immediately following my surgery. I will meet with my anethesiologist on March 27 and have the surgery on March 28.
I'm getting anxious now but I am so ready for this change.
Until recently I have been posting to the LapBand site, thinking I would be receiving the LapBand. I have found recently that there are simply too many people having problem and revisions after having the LapBand. I am afraid that I will be one of those who regret getting the band either because I get sick or I don't lose weight.
We are a military family and I have all three options available to me since my weight has recently increased. When I began my journey I only qualified for the LapBand. Now my BMI is over 35 and I can get any operation I choose. I have faith that this is the best choice for me.
I appreciate all of the information I've received from the posts on this site and the LapBand site. I am so glad to have finally made a decision.
Also, I was contacted by my surgeon today and am informed that my operation will take place on March 28!!!!
I'm very excited to have gone through all of the hoops required by Tricare to get this surgery. I believe I'm going into this fully informed.