Hello - I am a danish woman, trying to loose weight. Needed to change this text only a weeks after I got here.
I am trying my best in writing in a different language - but hopefully you understand. :-)
There is a forum in Denmark - but mostly about the Gastric Bypass. Only ten post about the sleeve operation :violin:
This is "Sleeve-info-heaven" :-)
36 years old - turning 37
BMI: "only" 33
Comorbidities from my fatty fat:
Lower back problems
Father diabetes 2, both mother and father are medicated for high bloodpressure. Sis underwent a Gastric Bypass en roux.
Work: Writer, Fashion writer & stylist, make up artist, teacher
I have tried almost every diet on earth, undergoing lifestyle changes, have been in therapy, have spent a lot of money on all kind of weight loss thing.:yield:
The only thing, I havent tried yet is undergoing hypnoses AND WLS. My date is November 2010!
My biggest issue was if I should choose a Gastric Bypass or a sleeve operation.
Different european doctors have recommended me different things. But reading this forum, I chose the VSG
I have been thinking about a WLS for some time now. I can not have the operation payed or performed in Denmark. I have been in contact with batriatic specialist in Sweden, Greece and Belgium. And chose a danish doctor in Athens!
Some doctors say, that a sleeve operation is useless, when I have a sweet tooth. That I would probably gain the weight back in a few years. Others that new statistics for this operation have shown the same results as for a Gastric Bypass. Trying to read the online Obesity SurgeryJournal - the statistics seem very promising.
I only need to loose 30 kilos/66 pounds, so perhaps a sleeve is ok for me - and I could still use the best of the B-12, iron, calcium and proteins, that I am digesting.
Futhermore it seems that a sleeve operation is having a lot lower mortality rate and fewer post complications!
Thank you for this great site - I really missed all the talk and Information on the danish site!
I LOVE LIFE - AND WANT TO STAY ALIVE :present: