The type of weight loss surgery I will be having is called a vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Basically what it does is removes most of your stomach so it's the size of a banana. There are no rerouting of the intestines or anything like that. I think, or rather, have been told, that it's a lot less complicated because of this. Here's hoping.
At my pre-OP appointment last week, my surgeon tried to put some fears to rest by telling me that he's never had a patient die on the operating table or anything like that. Hearing that was comforting for about three seconds until I blurted out "Well there's a first time for everything."
What the hell am I getting myself in to?!