About VSG

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss tool in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples, glue and possibly cauterization) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.


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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Telling people part ... deux

A cathartic day.

I told my brother.  And I cried.

When I met my husband I told him one drunken night...."the most important person in my life is my brother"....And he is (was, until I was married of course).   My brother and I grew up in a very difficult household and as a result, we have a unique connection. I was afraid and frankly very nervous to tell him I was doing this.  I was afraid of his reaction.  Afraid he'd be negative and have nothing positive to say about my decision. Afraid he'd try to talk me out of it

I was surprised. Muchly, Thankfully.  My brother simply said that if it makes me happy, then I should do it.  He was concerned about the Mexico connection but I think (hope?) that after hubby and I both explained our comfort in this doctor and the location, he felt ok about it.

I feel so much more comfort today about this decision than I did yesterday.  I feel happy, much more at ease and hopeful of my future.  I've also invited him to follow this experience along with me.  I hope he does.

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