Hello, my name is Stacey and I was sleeved 3 months ago on May 11th. My journey actually began in 2011 when my doctor suggested that I consider a lap band. Unfortunately, I was injured and the next 4 years was devoted to healing & regaining my mobility. Mid year last year I once again took steps to continue on my journey.
I have to admit, although weight loss was a great benefit, it was not the reason I decided to pursue the sleeve. I am diabetic and my A1C continued to rise, despite the medications. Looking at my family history I knew I would be destined for multiple insulin shots each day unless I was able to get it under control. Pre-surgery my fasting glucose on medication was 145, and without medication it was well over 200. My doctor stopped my meds 2 days before surgery, and a mere 2 hours post surgery my glucose was 99. I have maintained a 90-115 sugar level since then.
Good & Bad .... well, the hardest part for me was the 2 "hell weeks" before surgery when I couldn't eat much, yet my family was still eating normal meals. I had my food funerals & hissy fits, but then I got over it. I have not had much "bad" since then. I have had no side effects, beside hiccups. I have not gotten sick, nor have I had any dumping. I have had a few stalls, but within a few days, once I made some adjustments, I was back up & running again. I walk 4-5 times per week and just completed my first 5K last night. I am currently down 77lbs ... and counting!
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Weight Lost: 132 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/15/2015
Surgery Date: 05/11/2015
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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