Porthardygurl - don't decide today. Have a LONG chat with your surgeon. Let him help you figure out how you want to live for the rest of your life. Please keep in mind that the sleeve is RESTRICTION ONLY and the RNY is RESTRICTION + MALABSORPTION. As both you and Forever said, there are reasons that people choose one over the other, and it's not only a matter of how healthy you are right now, but also how you want to live the rest of your life.
having said that, if the sleeve doesn't work well for you, you can have another surgery later to add the malabsorption component. And where did you get the idea that you can't ever eat strawberries again? you CAN - i know several people have posted that they have trouble with the seeds - because they're just a few weeks post-op. But over the long haul, after they heal, there shouldn't be a problem with strawberries.
after awhile - measured in 6 months to a year, depending on the type of surgery and how your body reacts - you should be able to eat pretty much anything you want. There will be some exceptions [i usually have issues with potatoes and fresh cooked spinach unless it's very very finely chopped], but you'll figure it out.
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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