Hi Teddtlove. I attended a seminar for gastric bypass and another for gastric sleeve. My insurance didn't cover gastric sleeve, so I had the bypass. about
a month after the surgery, my stomach closed off. To make a very long story short I caught pneumonia, was in a coma for two months, had a pic line put in my arm so I could be fed thru IV and didn't eat in 2011. The docs tried to
open my stomach (endoscopy) 13 times that year, but it kept closing. I had my gastric bypass reversed Jan 2012 and have belonged to Weight Watchers ever since.
From the gastric sleeve seminar I attended, it seems like it would be easier, but it is still major surgery. I agree with Lynnwood and caution against any kind of elective surgery. Keep us posted Teddtlove. Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogrens, fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, CNS problems, diastolic heart failure, GERD, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: better living through chemistry