I'm new here. I've been in the process to prepare for my sleeve since Jan '15. Opted to do it to hopefully rid myself of diabetes and fatty liver. I've lost 40+ pounds and successfully jumped through all the pre surgery hoops. My 6 months of weight loss program for insurance purposes was done this summer and I should have had the surgery late July or so...
But instead, I found myself on the operating table having a total hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. Thank the good Lord, they were able to get it all and I have no further treatment other than frequent follow ups. At my pre op appt, the surgeon said I could have the WLS as soon as 6 weeks after (!) if I was up to it, as long as I didn't need chemo or radiation.
I'm looking at doing it around Christmas. I'm a speech therapist for the schools and could get 3 weeks off then fairly easily. I don't want to screw up another summer, and I just want this done already. I've worked so hard and feel really ripped off!!
I need to ask my gynecological oncologist for a release letter at my next appt, but they just switched doctors on me, so I'm really nervous the new one won't give me the clearance letter.
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 310 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 255 lbs
Current Weight: 222 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 88 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/21/2015
Surgery Date: 12/14/2015
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval