I talked to the nurse that is going to spend some time with me on diet/etc post-op... the one I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I met at a Weight Wise seminar. I told him my blood work was done a couple of weeks ago but that I hadn't heard anything yet... so he looked it up!
His comments as he said them to me....
B12 - 468. DOUBLE what normal is.
Thyroid - Perfect
Proteins - Good
Electrolytes - Great
Cholesterol - Great
Liver Function - Good
Sugars - Good 5.3 Normal
Coagulant - Normal
Blood Count - Perfect
There's still a few tests to come back (like Vitamin D) but he said this is the best blood work he's ever seen in a post-op bariatric patient! Yay me! I asked him if this meant I had to start exercising and stop using my surgery as an excuse... lol... he laughed. I see him on Aug 18th to go over my food logs etc.
In the words of Charlie Sheen .... WINNING!!
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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