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.
I have had the same feelings as you. I have talked to my doctor about doing the bypass now. She said no, that when you start doing that, the chance of complications rises. I hope you get a better answer from your doctor. Congrats on the weight loss.
I just wonder though since a sleeve is the first stage of the DS if it is worth pursuing in order to get to the weight I want. Diet and exercise didn’t get me there the first time and it’s clear that I need more help than just those two things alone.
10 pounds down in a month? I’ll take it. It’s slower going now but at least the scale is moving the right direction.
I wanted the DS when I got my RnY done…but my insurance wouldn’t pay for it at the time (14 years ago). I’m still a little pissed about it.
Hope you’re doing well! Regain is such a bummer. Whatever you’ve chosen to do at this point, I hope you’re feeling great.
Just wanted to say I was thinking of you. Your site and your story was one of the journeys I followed closely during my pre- and newly post-op stages. Hope you’re doing well!