I am scheduled for gastric bypass surgery in 8 days and am on day 7 of my liquid diet. I came into this wanting gastric bypass, because I do not want to have to look at doing surgery again.
My initial thought was to do the “big one” and not look back. I see many say that they would do it again if they had to.
However, I am starting change my mind and here is why…
I started at 310 lbs and since I started the 6 month program, I am down to 285. I never had diabetes or GERD. I do have mild sleep apnea, which they expect to go away once surgery is done. I do have higher blood pressure, that is managed with medication.
My doctor said that if there was an ideal candidate, I would be it, since there was not a long list of health issues to go through. I have had surgery on my knee, and have early onset arthritis.
My eating habits are, loving the pasta and breads. I know that these are carbs and create more trouble than they are worth. It brings me to my indecisiveness of the surgery…
Bypass will give me more of the dumping syndrome that is usually related to sweets and sugars and perhaps more long term on those.
Wouldn’t the sleeve work just fine as giving me the full feeling I need without so much sickness?
I wonder about the malabsorption now and when I am a senior (I am 40) and what that will look like with the bypass.
I know that both have a chance of gaining and stretching the stomach and if I am not mistaken, the bypass has longer term success for keeping weight off (though slower and steady) than sleeve, and sleeve is more rapid, but weight gain can occur faster.
Is this because the bypass still makes you have so much dumping later? It just sounds like the bypass takes enjoyment out of any eating, because you never know what is going to happen, rather than the sleeve which curbs the quantity but lets you enjoy…please help.