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Everything posted by cam128

  1. I am 5'2" tall and 180 lbs, looking for an advice which procedure best and safest. I spoke to my family doctor and suggested the balloon but my worry there, can I maintain my weight after taking the balloon out after 6 months or gain back? I did Keto for 4 months and lost 20 lbs but gained back when I traveled somewhere for 2 weeks as I used to do exercise and cook my keto food. Until I slowly feel that my weight gained back and can't keep my keto routine and exercise. My family doctor says Gastric Sleeve surgery is irreversible and if there is an infection and something wrong or not for me, I can't put it back. And later on, there must be a serious side effect. And now I am here, I don't know what to do. Please drop advise and opinion and encouragement here please!!!!!!!!!
  2. Thanks you for ladies for the reply. In my heart, I prefer Gastric sleeve but something inside me scares of the procedure. I guess, I should not be distracted to my decision and just go on. Also, before I thought to have Gastric sleeve, my family doctor says I have a 2cm Gallstone and it bothers me so much last month but not anymore because I was doing Acupuncture weekly. My family doctor says I need to undergo laparoscopic gallstone removal as the pain will come back and Acupuncture help is just temporary. My surgeon says, he can remove gallstone too at the same time while doing the Gastric sleeve? That's why it interest me to have the G/Sleeve. It's like hitting 2 birds with 1 stone. My worry is, I am single mom of 4 yo son and I am working 2 jobs, how long is the recovery of these 2 removal parts? Anyone have the same experience? Is it safe to have G/Sleeve and Gallbladder/Gallstone removal at the same time? Sorry for long story, but I am so undecided yet. Please help.