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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Friday, February 24, 2012

ack, this sucks

It turns out that the once monthly injection isn't available anymore. Now I get to have an injection EVERY DAY for 5 days, then weekly for 2 months... then re-assess how I'm doing. I have to go for blood work every 2 weeks during all this....
And the prescription is nearly $400. Thankfully my drug plan will cover 80% but its still a lot of money and hassle. This sucks. My cousin said that my aunt told her that I've always been anemic since I was a child (I didn't know that).... since losing all this weight its become a problem because of my BP tanking.
What a pain in the azzzz!


  1. Hi there! I'm new to your blog so trying to catch up. I read the last several and I wonder what happened that you're anemic? I'm so sorry this has happened to you and that you are having to deal with this. I can imagine that this must be frustrating and scary all at the same time . It does sound though that you have great medical care and I feel really sure they are going to get it all straightened out. I'm so sorry to hear about this and I hope you're doing ok!

  2. HI Holly! I'm not sure why it suddenly got worse. Apparently I've always been low on the iron but in the last few months its gotten worse than ever before. I can definitely feel the difference in my body, I feel more lethargic, my restless legs have been bothering me more than ever, and most of all I'm very pale!

    I'm hoping that the injections resolve all these issues and I can continue with my post-op life :)