I am only a student nurse, but I have had the surgery. I had it in January of this year. To date I have lost 84 lbs. and would not be ble to be in the RN program if I had not had the surgery and lost weight.
I have had some problems, but they were not so bad as being so overweight.
!. My new pouch was hypersensative to everything! So eating was uncomfortable experience for about 3 months. The Dr. used Prevised and Carafate (Please do not criticize my spelling
. My clinical instructor does that enough. :-) ) to treat the discmfort and I responded well to the tx.
2. Last month my incision line herniated and I will have to have surgery in the Sping (or sooned if there is a problem), but it is high enough in the abdom wall that it is not dangerous. This was not the Dr.' fault.
I don't know how much overweight you are, but from my experience, it was worth it all, including the surgery I will heva to have to correct my hernia.
I had 3 knee surgeries, cngestibe heart failure, hypercholesterol readings, high blood pressure, and major self-esteem problems. The surgery correctd all these prolems except my CHF. BUT>>>>>>>without the GBS, my CHF wouold only worsen sooner.
I have heard horror stories; hoeverer, when I investigeted firter, at least the ones I looked in to were complications from other pathologies, not as a drect result from the GBS.
Just my opinion,
Are the risks worth it?? Absoultely!! But.....you are he one who has to make this risk assessment.