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I'm new here and just saying hello. In December I finished all of my preliminary tests to see if I'm a candidate for gastric surgery and met my surgeon on 12/23/19 for my "decision visit." He said I was a good candidate for either bypass or sleeve and that I could decide which surgery I wanted. I elected the sleeve because it is slightly less scary to me.

Now I try to make lifestyle changes while waiting 4-8 weeks for insurance approval. I've already cut out caffeinated/carbonated drinks with the exception of the marginal amount of caffeine in unsweet iced tea. (I had already cut out sugary drinks for Diet Coke a long time ago... and actually being off the aspartame made me realize it is an appetite stimulant for me).

In short, my journey is just getting started...

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Hello back and welcome to the club! Your journey is just getting started but you have no idea what a great one it will be!

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I'm at about the same point except I was approved before I met with my surgeon. My last pre-op appointment is scheduled for 11 February, then I'll be scheduled for surgery. I elected the gastric bypass. I agree, the sleeve seems less scary to me also but I'm afraid my reflux would be an issue.

Good luck! :)

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Congrats. I'm home after two nights in ICU. We had a few complications during surgery. All in all though it turns out if I hadn't had surgery I would've most likely been dead within the next few years. My liver was massive and well into fatty liver disease and I was borderline kidney disease. Luckily both are reversible with weight loss. So turned out to be necessary in more than one way.

Sent from my moto g(6) (XT1925DL) using BariatricPal mobile app

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Congrats. I'm home after two nights in ICU. We had a few complications during surgery. All in all though it turns out if I hadn't had surgery I would've most likely been dead within the next few years. My liver was massive and well into fatty liver disease and I was borderline kidney disease. Luckily both are reversible with weight loss. So turned out to be necessary in more than one way.

Sent from my moto g(6) (XT1925DL) using BariatricPal mobile app


Congrats! That makes your journey a little easier and harder; Because, you are truly fighting to live. It's your chance and choice.

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