About 9 months ago I saw one of my FB friends mention on her status "-60". I inquired and she told me she had had gastric bypass surgery. In the back of my mind I always wondered about it since I had been heavy as long as I could remember. Once she described what a positive experience she had I watched a two hour video on the various surgeries put out by her Dr. I was very impressed at how thorough it was.
I made my appointment and went to a consultation. I could not have felt more comfortable with Dr. Sandor and his staff. I went through all the preliminary testing, got approved and I am scheduled for a Sleeve Gastrectomy two weeks from today.
I just completed my first day of the liquid diet and I can't say it was fabulous but tolerable. I am VERY excited about the surgery and what is to come. Feeling better overall and not ever having to ask for a seatbelt extender on an airplane again. The one thing I am concerned about after reading a lot of these posts is the shoulder/back pain a lot of people have complained of. I need to ask some more questions about this because I hadn't heard of it before. I am 5'10" and my weight today, Day 1 of pre-op is 287.