VSG for me!

8 Oct

That’s it – my mind’s made up  and I’m definitely going for a VSG – vertical sleeve gastrectomy. I think I’ve know all along that what I wanted was the best chance of losing 100+ pounds, but I don’t want a bypass. I think gastric plication looks like a good option for some but I worry it just won’t be enough to restrict me. I also really want to maximise my chances of ridding myself of hunger, by removing the bit of my stomach that produces ghrelin.

The fear factor is what has stopped me from committing to the sleeve up till now. There’s a tiny bit of my mind that keeps saying, “but what if you get a leak?” It’s scary, but I know the chances are low and hopefully even if I was the 1 in less than a hundred to spring a leak it can be fixed, although obviously it would have serious health implications. I’m going to buy some insurance which claims to cover “life threatening complications” of elective bariatric surgery (I’m pretty sure a leak would be life threatening), to make sure the cost of extended hospital treatment for a leak would be covered.

The surgeon I’m going with has a great record with VSG, a low complication rate and has completed over 500 of these procedures, and now that I’ve committed to the sleeve I can stop worrying over which procedure to have.

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4 Responses to “VSG for me!”

  1. Tina Marie October 9, 2013 at 2:21 am #

    Glad to hear you have made a decision! Good luck! BTW, thank you for adding my Blogger link to your blog. I will try to add yours to mine, just have to figure it out again. 🙂

    • Tina Marie October 9, 2013 at 2:24 am #

      OOPS! I see, it’s my WordPress one! That’s what I get for having multiple blogs! Thank you, again! 🙂

  2. aldomodo October 9, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    Hi Tina – send me the link to your Blogger. Thanks.

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