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Posts posted by MelodySG

  1. I really appreciate the input. @Newme17 Is your surgery date coming up? The sleeve is also what I'm leaning towards. I'm sure I will know more after meeting with the surgeon. @1Day1Life4Now I know I have to change things in my life. I can be a rule follower, when I have to be, and I know I have to be now. I want to make these changes in my life now, so that I'm living life to the fullest for as long as possible. I want to know that I did all I could to make the change. My goal weight is about 150, and at 250, I feel like 100 pounds is a lot to loose, and then a lot to gain from that. @AnneElliot I'm sorry to hear that you have had poor side effects. I am glad that you shared your story with me. It makes both outcomes real possibilities. I really hope that I'm considering all the potential risks. I meet with a dietitian next Thursday as well. Maybe through conversations with him/her and the surgeon, I can realize other options. My husband is ready and willing to fully support me through any decisions, so we will see.

  2. I had bad symptoms from the Mirena IUD. I think I'm the exception and not the majority though. I had bad cramps, spotted irregularly (had to always wear panty liner), started getting acne in my back (yucky). It's covered under most insurance companies and if your body reacts well to it, it's very convenient... they say most symptoms go away after a few months. I had mine 2 years and they never went away. Not sure why I didn't have it removed sooner. Ha. Goodluck to you.

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  3. I'm in the process of doing research and still deciding if surgery is the right option for me. I only have my first appointment with my surgeon next week. My health insurance covers the procedure, but I have an out-of-pocket expense of $3,500. The rest is covered. I'm 5'-6", 250 lbs, BMI 40, and 32 yrs old. The two options I'm deciding between are standard gastric bypass and the sleeve. I guess the doctor will help me decide which option is the best for me, but I wanted to reach out to this community and see what others have experienced or see if you have any advice for me. I also want to have a baby in about two years or so. I've read that they recommend waiting 12-18 months, so that is not an issue for me. Why am I still undecided? It seems like surgery is a great option and there are low complication rates over all.

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