Pre-Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
I am definitely SCARED! I wanted to make a hub that would follow me through my Bariatric weight loss surgery from pre-op to post-op. Be able to voice my concerns and possibly ask question to those other hubbers who have gone through with the WLS. I have been dealing with a lot of health issues lately and I would have never though about WLS till I had to see a surgeon a few weeks ago to talk about one of my health issues. I am at my highest weight that I have ever been (210 lbs), and everyday I feel a lot more un-healthier.
1. Hidradenitis Supptiva: I have these god awful scars on my armpits because of this condition. Basically I have a very hard time sweating and when I do all that goo builds up under the skin and turns into puss. I have had it so bad where I could not lift my arm even an inch and when I did I had goo everywhere. I have had approximately 6 surgeries to remove this stuff. After surgery I have a big hole in my armpit to drain out the excess stuff and so that it can heal and close on its own. The doctors have told me the main reason for having this is because I am overweight and weight causes to throw things off balance.
2. PCOS (Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome): The major cause of my infertility problems. Me and my husband have been trying to conceive but are unable to due to my PCOS. Because of me being overweight I have polyps in my ovaries that prevent me from having regular periods and also prevent my eggs from dropping.
It was said by my surgeon that if I go through with the surgery I will lose about 50% of my excess fat and will be at a healthy weight for my height. It would help me with my health conditions and further more increase my chances of getting pregnant after healing. Doctor assured me that after I drop all the excess fat that my PCOS would more than likely to disappear and bring back my periods every month and therefore the chances of getting pregnant will be greater.
This Thursday. February 2, 2012 I have to attend a Bariatric Seminar at my hospital which is step one to this whole entire process. I know its just a seminar but this whole process is a life altering process. Eventually I will post pictures of myself the closer I get to the surgery date, but I have to get through all the evaluations first.