Tuesday, September 1, 2009
It is TIME to BUST a MOVE over HERE!!!
Hi all. Well, it is time! It is time to call the surgeon and make the appointment. I have completed the 6 months of pre-conditioning and screening and testing and I got the recommendation from the MD that I more than qualify for Bariatric surgery and that I should proceed. But, but, but I'm not ready!! Mentally that is. So I checked out 8 new books on Bariatric surgery from the Library, and my husband and I have been busy reading them, looking for reasons why as well as reasons why not to have the surgery. Did you guys go through this? Did you have last minute jitters? Were any of you reluctant to make the call? Why am I afraid? Am I afraid of the surgery and potential complications? Yes. Am I afraid that I will be miserable after I have the band because I won't be able to eat anything I want like I do now? Yes. Do I also hate what I see when I look in the mirror? Is it very unhealthy and am I miserable being 265 with a bmi of 42? Yes Yes YES!!! I emailed a Doctor friend of mine who is a department head at Northwestern University and practices as well as lectures all over the world on pain mgt. Anyway, I asked him his opinion and he thinks the Lap Band is great. Knows some people who have been very successful with it and he recommends it more than RnY because he has seen so many complications that can occur with RnY. So what is my problem? Why do I feel like I need a stamp of approval to do this? I have to move fast....need to do this before year end because I have met my ins. deductible. The sooner I meet with the surgeon, the sooner I can get insurance approval. Give me some feedback girls! Did any of you feel this way?