I have 20 days until my sleeve and I am a nervous wreck. I'm questioning this decision and I could really use some input/help/support. Let me start at the beginning.......
Last December I was diagnosed with IgAN (a chronic, rare form of kidney disease). I have about 30% function left in my kidneys and dialysis/transplant will eventually be my future. My goal in having a gastric sleeve is to lose weight and get my co-issues down (type 2 diabetes, high blood preasure). losing weight will definately help and will be make a big difference in where I end up on the transplant list. Because of the kidney disease, I am on a very low potassium diet and a low protein diet - this is going to make the challenges of eating/drinking post gastric surgury difficult. Both my kidney doc and the gastric doc think this surgury is a good idea.
My concerns are that my MD's office staff (nutrionist, etc) doesn't know very much about my type of kidney disease. They are working with my nephrologist to get some answers and a plan. My biggest fear is getting dehydrated. Dehydration is VERY dangerous for my kidney. As I read this forum, I'm getting more and more afraid. My docs keep saying it will be ok but I'm a wreck. I know I have to get the surgury or my kidney is going to fry out from the high BP and diabetes - but dang.....
So, anyone out there had to deal with Kidney disease and a sleeve?
Thanks for listening,