i stumbled across this site yesterday looking for hints in the lead up to surgery, and im glad i did!
Im booked in for surgery on 18th June and very nervous. Im positive about the results and as a female in my late 20s with a young daughter, i realised i needed to take action sooner rather than later to get my health back on track, as it seemed to be on a drastic slide since having a child.
luckily (in this circumstance) that id had an emergency csection with my daughter, which was my first ever surgery and i think that made this decision easier because i know that ill be ok afterwards and that the body heals. But i am petrified of needles and anything foreign in my body - hence why the band was NEVER an option. even the idea that ill be on a drip makes me scared.
Can anyone reassure me that its ok????
also, my surgeon has talked about a newish band that they are starting to put on when people have the sleeve. its a little like the gastric band, but permanent and a bit looser, but is meant to help prevent later weight gain and the stomach restretching as it limits the intake of food. has anyone had this? what was your experience with it as i need to let my surgeon know if i want to go ahead with this too