Hi everyone, I'm female, 32 live in New Zealand. I have wanted to get a sleeve for about 2-3 years (lots of research!), but have not had the funds to do it until now (well sort of - read on!) and have kept slogging at my weight myself akways thinking one more try - so yoyo dieting basically - not that it ever gets me out of the obese category :(
I don't know any Sleevers personally but I have a friend with a band and one with a bypass and both have done great. After a lot of research I think the sleeve option is be for me.
OK so I am so worried and anxious this won't get pulled off for a few reasons, 1, i'm only JUST eligible sat around the 39/40 BMI but i must be 40 as I have no co-morbidities and I heard they are strict at that (here in NZ) and also I must be at least 40 bmi to get a $7500 subsidy from my health insurance. (Every time i hit the 40bmi mark i normally start dieting and get down a bit but i'm still on the way back up)
The second part is I will need a loan to cover the rest, i have been pre-approved on a joint one with my husband but I am worried he doesn't keep his account in great order and when we give in our bank statements this week they will decline us and that will be the end of that.
I just want this so badly but, there seem to be so many areas this can go so wrong in even being able to get it before worrying about anything else like side effects and complications - I just can't keep going on the way I am. Once I made my mind up to get a few weeks ago it it's hard to think of much else. I just hope I can get through the next few weeks where all of decisions are made about whether i can progress or not. Anyway thanks for reading my moan - I'm just so nervous and excited and unsure I can hardly keep still :)
I have my initial appointment with the surgeon in around 3 weeks, the PA told me that he has operation slots available early July and Early August, it would be a dream come true to get in as soon as July, but I guess first things first is to get over the money hurdles and hope I get approved when I do meet him.