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Thanks cmunne. I will. And please continue to post your experiences here. I was supposed to have made my decision about which surgery to have, sleeve or ds, by early july but my money situation has put me back to waiting until late august or early september. So now I have even more time to make myself crazy with the choice. I would be so grateful for any insight you can give me about your experience, good or bad.

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Thanks cmunne. I will. And please continue to post your experiences here. I was supposed to have made my decision about which surgery to have, sleeve or ds, by early july but my money situation has put me back to waiting until late august or early september. So now I have even more time to make myself crazy with the choice. I would be so grateful for any insight you can give me about your experience, good or bad.

I just had the DS June 8 2016. I went to my surgeon wanting the lapband. He quickly advised me that was not the way to go. After about an hour of discussing my eating habits and health problems we decided the DS was the best option for me. The DS has a better diabetes remission rate and the malabsorption properties will help with better than optimal food choices that are possible later on. The sleeve alone can still be stretched and your food has the same amount of absorption. I decided why would I want a procedure that also has a revision surgery in case of failure. That revision is the DS. It comes with more risk but more reward in the long run. If you consider the DS make sure your surgeon is comfortable with it. Good luck with whatever you decide.

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Thanks for your help. I do not have diabetes or high blood pressure. I am however 49yrs old and 300lbs at 5'7". I keep reading that surgeons and patients often decide on DS because of weight related health issues.

Do you think I am considering too drastic of a surgery without having these complications?

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@@Bama2012Thanks for your help. I do not have diabetes or high blood pressure. I am however 49yrs old and 300lbs at 5'7". I keep reading that surgeons and patients often decide on DS because of weight related health issues. Do you think I am considering too drastic of a surgery without having these complications?

Not at all. After 6 months of research I know 100% I made the right call for me. Let's be honest all surgeries are a tool. I was looking for something permanent that all my hard work would compliment. I know just the sleeve is a great tool for many I just didn't think it was quite enough for my 5.8' 324lbs body in the long run.

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Everything you are saying resonates with me. There are aspects of DS that really scare me like; long recovery time, high cost of supplements, extreme diarrhea and gas..but ultimately I think this is the surgery I should be doing...if I can just get passed the worry of these issues.

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Everything you are saying resonates with me. There are aspects of DS that really scare me like; long recovery time, high cost of supplements, extreme diarrhea and gas..but ultimately I think this is the surgery I should be doing...if I can just get passed the worry of these issues.

Recovery time for me was a few days with no lifting more than 10 lbs for 6 weeks. Most people out of work for 2 weeks primarily to learn how and what to eat. I had almost no pain that was hard to handle and did not take 1 pain killer after being released from hospital. I have had diarrhea 1 time in 14 days and mild gas. Most gas was from procedure and getting it out. I know they say some foods that contain carbs can trigger gas and diarrea so I will have to be careful. My recovery has been no different than just sleeves that I have read or watched on you tube.

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This is news is assuring. I appreciate you taking the time to alleviate some of my fears. You have been progressing so nicely. I am very happy for you Bama2012.

You too cmunne!

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This is news is assuring. I appreciate you taking the time to alleviate some of my fears. You have been progressing so nicely. I am very happy for you Bama2012.You too cmunne!

Thank you just let me know if you ever need to check on my progress down the road before you decide.

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Sure anytime

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