First things first: I’m down a little over 10 pounds since August 1, so that’s a positive to report.
As I struggle to lose this regain, I’m starting to wonder if I made the right choice in having the sleeve done. When I decided to have bariatric surgery, I had three choices:
- Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (what I did)
- Gastric bypass (what I didn’t want)
- Duodenal switch (what I probably should have done)
Lap-band was not a choice for me–I’d seen too many people I knew eat around them, have esophageal erosion, and band slippage.
Three years later I’m starting to wonder if I made the right choice.
I suppose this is something I need to discuss with my doctor the next time I see him, which will be next summer. Or maybe I’ll go at my birthday like I did when I decided I’d forge ahead with the decision to have bariatric surgery in the first place.
I’m working on righting my behavior first. Then I’ll consider a second surgery if I feel it’s necessary to get me where I want/need to be.