Thursday, March 1, 2012


I am officially less than one week away from surgery! I'm excited and nervous and about a million other emotions. I've been doing a ton of research and part of that research included watching a video of the surgery. BIG mistake! I knew how it would work before watching, but OMG. I am officially freaked out.

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?!

1 comment:

  1. It's Kristin Clary..
    The sleeve does seem scary. But, I think you're going to be alright. Many people have had it done and have had great success. I will be thinking of you. Be sure to update me!