After many months of research, doctor visits and other things, the decision has been made that I will be getting the gastric sleeve surgery. This is going to be the best bet for my health to get the excess weight off and keep it off.
I know many people have options on gastric surgery, but if they are not positive please keep them to yourself.
This decision is not easy. Its one of the hardest I've ever made. But I know my health and well being depend on it.
First step I will be taking is starting a medically supervised diet, with an intake of 800 calories per day minimum. More if needed for hunger. This consist of 5-160 calories shakes. If more calories are needed I can eat the approved foods on the program. Once I get to a low enough weight then I will have the surgery. I begin the medically supervised diet stage on March 31. Expexcted weight loss is 3 to 5 pounds per week.
Once I'm at a low enough weight, then surgery will happen. Sugery is about 45 to 60 minutes and can be done laparoscopic. Expected weight loss for this is incredible. 70 to 100% excess weight will be off and remain off.
Surgery is NOT "the easy way out"
It will still take lots of time and effort. Surgery is a tool to help me get to a healthy weight, just like a skilled carpenter uses his tools to help the job get done.
But with any surgery there are risks and complications. But the results out weigh (no pun intended) the bad.
I am mentally ready for this. As said before I have done so much research, met with different doctors, gone to every seminar you can imagine.
Again if you don't like my decision and are not going to be supportive I understand. But please keep that to yourself. But if you will help me, support me and encourage me I welcome that. I need as much encouragement as possible.
I will keep everyone posted on my progress and when surgery will happen. I am ready for this. Lets make this happen.