Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Well I don't see the doctor till aug. So I am just waiting.I am going to take pictures of myself to post.This is very upsetting to me to show myself.But I feel to do this right I have too.I will have on clothes LOL NO in my bra shots. I am excited for the first time in a long time.I owe doctor bills and hope that does not stop this process.I think the doctors are worried about me strong enough to make it all happen though.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Gastric Bypass Sleeve

Sleeve Gastrectomy The sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is a restrictive procedure that limits the amount of food you eat by reducing the size of your stomach. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, a sleeve gastrectomy does not involve any surgery on the intestine. At the St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss Center — located in Greenville, SC and convenient to Spartanburg, Anderson, and areas throughout the Upstate, SC region — the gastric sleeve surgery is typically performed using the minimally-invasive laparoscopic technique. However, if necessary, the procedure can be performed open. Gastric Sleeve Overview During the gastric sleeve procedure, a thin vertical sleeve of stomach is created using a stapling device. This sleeve typically holds between 50-100 ml, about the size of a banana. After the separation of the stomach into a smaller tube, the remainder of the stomach is removed. The valve at the outlet of the stomach remains, allowing the normal process of stomach emptying to continue, which allows for a quicker feeling of fullness when eating. In the gastric sleeve procedure, there are no new connections made between the stomach and small intestine.

MY Story

Hello I am Tammy Franks and I weight a lot ..My BMI is 70 .so anyone who knows about weight and BMI's Knows How big that is.I had a colonoscopy and an EDG (upper scope ).The doctor found 4 to 5 polyps.They did not think it was cancer....but do think it's celiac disease.Which means my love affair with bread is over...:( The next thing I want to do is the gastric sleeve.I will post what that is and how it is done. If this works I should lose 100 to 200 pounds this next year.I want to document my progress ,maybe it will help others to do the same.I also have done every diet know to man short of wiring my mouth shut. I hope I show people just how bad it gets and how wonderful life can be.I have 2 children and a wonderful husband.I don't want to lose them or for them to lose me.I am 47 and use to be very active.Now I have a hard time just going to the store or buying groceries,clothe shopping is a thing of the past,because it's to hard to walk all over the mall or stand and try on clothes for me or the kids. some things I can not do: 1.sit in most chairs at doctor's offices . 2.walk for more then 15 mins 3.stand for more then 30 mins 4.ride in cars I have to drive because there is more room on drivers side. 6.make love like I use too. 7.go to flea markets 8.go to parties ( I never know if I can sit down or where to sit down) because I have nothing nice to wear. son's school to help out(stairs) many many more things I can't do but these hurt my heart and soul the most!!! Losing weight is the most important thing in my life right now !!