I decided to have my gastric sleeve due to my worsening arthritis. I was on elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride medications. I was taking large doses of anti-inflammatory medications daily and prescription pain pills 4-5 times a week. I was taking four large shots of insulin daily and oral medication for my diabetes.
Since my surgery and weight loss I am off all my meds except one of my diabetes medications. I am now able to shop 2-3 hours without riding a cart or stopping to rest due to pain. For me this was the right decision for my health. I am planning to retire in the next two years and I am now looking forward to an active retirement.