April 1st, 2011 I am registered at the hospital as a surgical patient. I decide to have a gastric sleeve done rather than a lap band. It is more invasive, but will give me the result I am looking for as long as I do what is expected of me. Eat what I am supposed to, exercise and get plenty of fluid. I am committed to doing this. I want to be healthy for myself and my family. I know I am doing the right thing for me.