I thought I knew what I wanted. I thought I knew I wanted the band. Now I am having doubts. Don't get me wrong, I want weight loss surgery but am I seriously considering the bypass? Yes, my dear blog (and friends) I am. First of all I guess I had some pre-conceived ideas about the bypass even before I went to the seminar. I was against it. I thought it was too drastic. I thought it wasn't for me.
My husband and I were actually really suprised to learn that the bypass was completely reversable. I did not know that. I remember thinking at the seminar that the bypass was not as bad as I had thought. Ok but here is the kicker. I don't remember if I knew this or not...........i know, sounds weird, dont lose me now..........but for some reason I had this idea that the bypass was a regular surgery NOT Laproscopically done. Today when I was at a new clients house, a girl from my church that I actually didn't know, I talked with her. I had heard she had the bypass so I told her I was thinking about the Lap band and then we talked and she showed me her "lap" scars. I was totally suprised. Did I know the bypass was done laproscopically? I dont think so. What is wrong with me? Why did this bit of info not sink in? One of the biggest reasons why I wanted the Lap band was because I didn't want to be out for too long. I needed to get a job (got one, yay) and so I need to be out as little as possible.
I dont want to say that I am for sure one way or the other but with the bypass I wont have to mess with fills or possible slippage. I know I will have other things to worry about but not after I am healed. I mean we all will have to take vitamins and still make sure we get proper nutrition.
Oh, dear blog, I am so confused. I dont know what I want. I need to seriously think about this.
I welcome any input from my dear bandster friends. What made you decide on the Band?