Most stories on here you read are from folks in the recovery period, which is different for everyone. Seems to be 1-3 months. I'll tell you, its a challenging recovery, but I am 6 months out and I can say with complete certainty it was the best decision I ever made for my health. I feel better than I have in years, my quality of life has increased substantially. Was it rough early on? Sure, but any surgery recovery is, and no surgery has a 100% guarantee. There is always some (usually very small) element of risk of complication.
Rarely do people go online to talk about
their amazing experience (there are a few of us). Most are going to be folks having problems, searching for others who can help, and that's what this place is for. Its like when I worked Technical Support for a computer company. You get 20 calls a day about
broken computers, you are going to think the company makes horrible shoddy products. But, when you put it in perspective, you see the bad experiences are just a small percentage. Your surgeon will be able to help you see that with his data from 25 years. He'll know his success and complication rates. That information is better than anything you'll find or hear online, as its real facts. My surgeon's data is what helped me know I was making the right choice.
I wish you the best of luck. Please let us know if you have any questions before or after the surgery.
Post Edited (bowecho) : 5/22/2012 4:02:21 PM (GMT-6)