Wasn't TOTALLY comfortable putting this in the main forum, but i was just curious if you ladies had any feedback about it or if you've had it or know someone who has?
It's becoming more and more popular by the year. I'm nervous, but really excited too. I know it's going to be a major life change for me, but i'm actually looking forward to it.
My insurance company requires a lot of up front classes, support groups and medical testing before the actual surgery, so i haven't even met with the surgeon yet for my initial meeting.
I am almost done with the weight management classes with a dietician and i've been to a support group for weight loss patients. Last night I went to a seminar that details the surgery and recovery. Now i'll be starting medical testing to ensure my body can handle the stress that the surgery will put on me.
I've struggled with my weight for many years and on my last physical, after blood tests were done, my primary doc told me i was pre-diabetic. That really scared me. Since I already have a family history of Diabetes, i knew it was only a matter of time. I also have high blood pressure.
When I asked the doctor about the possibilty of the surgery, he thought i would be a good canidate for it.
So, there's my mini-story.
I've learned sooo much about the surgery and how the quality of people's lives increase after it.
Within months after surgery diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea are gone from most patients!
I'll keep you guys updated with my progress, but i'd really love to hear your feedback.