I have been lurking around this fantastic forum for a few months now. I have my initial consultation with Dr Roy Brancatisanois next week. I only joined a health fund in December of last year so I still have a while to wait for the actual surgery but excited to get the ball rolling at least and finding out more info etc.
I like most of you have tried every diet under the sun and while they work for a while I always fall back into old eating habits and put the weight back on. I find I no longer have a 'full' indicator and now being the biggest I've ever been in my life and feeling very overwhelmed with the amount of weight I now need to lose I just can't get my head around yet another fad diet. A friend told me about a couple of girls at her work that had had the sleeve done so I began to research it and feel it is what I need to do.
My main concern with the sleeve is physically not being able to eat much or 'mental hunger' and how I will cope with that emotionally. But at around 135kg and 44years old, I know things needs to change and am hoping once I start seeing results those feelings will fade.
So far I have told 3 of my best friends and my parents about it. My friends are as always extremely supportive about my decision and while I was worried about telling my parents, my Dad in particular, they too were/are also very supportive and understanding.