I chose to have gastric bypass surgery for many reasons. I found out that I had Type II Diabetes, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, and I was having issues with my thyroid. To me, the pros outweighed the cons by a great deal. I chose to have the surgery to help me become the healthy, young woman I deserved to be and was unable to accomplish through simply dieting.
On my day of surgery, I was quite nervous. I felt at peace about my decision to have gastric bypass, but the time I had to wait before surgery made me feel uneasy. The patient before me had complications that were beyond my Dr's control, which caused my surgery time to be pushed back. As soon as I saw my Dr, I once again felt at peace, and I instantly knew this was all meant to be. That should say something about his demeanor. He makes you feel completely comfortable.
The aftercare program that my Dr. follows is very structured. The program requires blood work to be drawn and appointments after one week, four weeks, eight weeks, then three, six, nine, and twelve months. These appointments are crucial and critical to the health and weight loss process of the individual. Also, the support meetings are helpful to the emotional well being of anyone who has had gastric bypass or is dealing with someone who has had the surgery.