Everything posted by Jolly rancher
I have scheduled the ReShape (2 balloon) procedure for this Friday. I'm excited but nervous. I think what I'm most anxious about is sticking to a healthy diet once they are out in December and being able to get to my goal weight on my own from there as my doctor said I could expect to lose on average 20-40 pounds with the balloons. I hope its the latter after going to all the trouble and cost, but I know everyone is different. I've told friends about the balloons and they look at me like I have 2 heads! I admit I thought it was a little "out there" when I first heard about it but I've tried year after year after year to lose weight trying everything else.
Hi, thanks for asking. I'm on day 11 or 12 now. Still adjusting to it. First few days were nothing but acid reflux and regurgitating everything. I lost 10 pounds the first week then gained back a few when I started on solid foods. Now I'm trying to get in my protein and water quotas and go back to exercise. Facebook has a group called Gastric Balloon Support Group. Great info and support for all types of balloons. It's more active than this forum, you should join!
Thanks, my doctor told me I qualified for the sleeve and explained that I would lose more over a longer period of time with it, but my insurance doesn't cover either procedure. He didn't pressure me with either but he kind of pushed the sleeve a bit, I'm sure he makes more $ off that one! He also said I could get a repeat insertion once the initial 2 come out in December or do the sleeve, although by then I dont think it would be worth the sleeve if I can lose 40 pound or so with the balloons the first time around. But this does come with a year of counseling and nutritionist as well, and support groups.