The following answers are just my experience with life after the procedure. I don’t know anyone else that’s had the procedure so it’s hard to compare experiences. This information does not replace medical advice, it’s merely my experience and if you’re considering the procedure you should talk to your medical provider and follow their advice.
When did I have the procedure
In December 2009 I opted to have a gastric sleeve operation performed. It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision, in fact it took me over a year to make the decision. But it’s proved to be one of the best decisions I ever made.
For those who’ve not heard of the procedure before it’s where a surgeon removes 80% of your stomach and leaves behind a tube of stomach. Unlike the Lap Band it’s irreversible. Which means that it’s about a life long commitment.
When I tell people about having had the procedure the news is met with a variety of reactions, but the predominant one is of curiosity. So in an attempt to help answer some of those questions I thought I’d put together a list of questions and responses. If you have anything else you’d like to know leave me a comment and I’ll be more than happy to answer them. Who knows I may even collect them up and do another post!