LindsayS0917 reacted to HealthyLifeStyle in What are BEST side effects of WLS for you besides the WL?
The main one for me is no longer being a diabetic.
Don't have to use a cane, or a wheelchair to get around.
No more C-Pap machine.
Fibro has got a lot better, decreased pain.
Going from 13 meds to only 3.
Much more energy. Not sleeping for 14 hours a day.
Not sweating all the time, having a red face.
Feeling healthy, eating good for me foods. Feel good about myself for once.
Fitting in my car a lot more comfy, being able to wear my seatbelt, without it squishing me.
Much more comfy in my bed, lots more room to move around.
Actually looking forward to going to the beach, and wearing a cute bathing suit.
So many more things have changed. My outlook on life is much more positive now.
LindsayS0917 got a reaction from oneblessedchild1978 in Any March 2021 Sleeve Patients?
I wish that I wasn't out of pocket, that is what has held me back before is the $10,000. My BMI is about 32 which I know is low. Its more than just the weight loss that I'm hoping to have, its freedom from medicine for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol. I sure hope that is it money well spent, I keep talking myself in and out of it.
LindsayS0917 got a reaction from Creekimp13 in On the fence
Thank you so much. I am leaning much towards proceeding. I understand that its no guarantee but feel that it would be a useful tool. I have a great supportive husband. The dr even said that its up to me to change. Its the grains and carbs that keep him in business. To me its definitely more about the comorbidities, I want to be around a long time for my husband and children.
LindsayS0917 got a reaction from rosieabubekr in On the fence
So I have been in this situation before where I have decided that I do want the surgery then backed out. So I have been for a consultation this past Monday. I am 5'10", 220lbs so my bmi is 32ish. I take medicine for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I would have to be self pay even with the comorbidities. Its $10,000 @ Alabama Weight Loss which is near where I live. I have been reading where some people dont feel the restriction after surgery and its easy to eat anything. Should I save the 10 grand and maybe try the preop diet to jump start weight loss then do a high Protein low to zero carb diet? So on the fence about this. I was sure my mind was made up this time.