Thank you for all of you suggestions. I am pretty sure I covered them all. I talked for long enough TO BE SURE. I was sick of my own self by the end! But I did a little presentation using Prezi.com. Have you guys built presentations in Prezi? Man...it's fun. And so much better than Powerpoint.
Anyways, I wanted a presentation because everyone loves pictures. I covered everything you told me to:
Who I was before and Who I am now.
What I eat.
What I drink.
What I wish I had known.
The dreaded PB.
How much I exercise.
What my body looks like underneath my clothes.
What the band can do and what it cannot.
Being a forever fatty.
How much I weigh. How much I've lost.
It was okay. It was tough to speak to only 3 band patients and the rest a room of Gastric Bypass.
I did ask Dr. Friedman about the vertical sleeve and his feeling about it...specifically if someone had to have their band removed for whatever reason, would he recommend a VSG or gastric bypass. He had very strong opinions about the VSG. I don't want to speak out of turn or mis-quote him...so I won't...but he is not a fan (to put it nicely). He basically said that Gastric Bypass is the gold standard and a sure thing (at least for the first few years).
So thank you guys again.
I love yous!