Monday, April 25, 2011

A Warm Welcome To...Sheila !! :)

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Hey Ya'll,

I was checking back into my blog, and found that I have another new Follower!!  Her name is Sheila, and her blog is called, This One Body.  She had the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy done on October 22, 2010, and has already lost 60 lbs!!  Go Sheila!!  I am highly interested in seeing how she is doing with the Gastric Sleeve, as I have been thinking that if, and this is a BIG IF....I were to have complications in the future, where I had to have my Band removed, I would probably choose to have the Gastric Sleeve done, rather than the Bypass.  This way you still keep all your organs functioning.....etc, etc, etc!!  So Sheila, "Welcome to my Nightmare"!!

Aloha My New Friend  :)


Sheila said...

Oooh, somehow I missed this! But I found it now! Thank you so much Debi. I sent you an email (not sure if you got it...?) and I know your post about WWYD (what would you do...if your band failed) was not directed at me since I've never had a band, but I can say I would have NO reservations recommending the sleeve to anyone! I do love my sleeve. The nice thing about the band is that you actually can revise to another surgery if your band fails or it just isn't working out for you. (Not that you want more than one WLS, but hey at least you have the option!)

Thanks for the shout out and I look forward to following your blog.

Debi said...

Thanks Sheila!! I love your blog too!

And you are right, this post was not directed at you, or your blog in particular!

I have just been noticing that there have been quite a few of us Bandster's, having some problems lately. And I have found quite a few blogs that are from prior Bandster's, that have had to revise their Surgery in one form or another.

And I was just wondering....whether or not I would change the type of Surgery I chose, had I known....And you are right, at least we do have the option of changing, to the GS or the RNY, etc....if we have problems with the Band.