The Sleeved Life: A Patient-to-Patient Guide on Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery by Pennie Nicola
Pennie Nicola has lost over 100 pounds with vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and she wants to help other potential weight loss surgery patients learn more about this bariatric procedure. Pennie combines her personal experience with the latest research to answer your most pressing questions about the gastric sleeve.
Why did you choose the sleeve instead of other weight loss surgery options?
How do I begin looking for a sleeve surgeon?
What does a typical pre-op diet look like?
What is surgery day like?
What will my diet look like after surgery?
How do you handle the stigma of weight loss surgery?
How is my goal weight determined?
How many calories do you eat, on average?
Are there any foods you can't eat?
How much food can you eat in one sitting?
Does hunger come back?
Can the sleeve get stretched out?
How do you deal with weight loss stalls?
How many vitamins do you take every day?
How much weight should I expect to lose with the sleeve?
What does a maintenance diet look like?