Well! The weightloss is going well. Had my sleeve Aug 16, sooo Im about 5.5 months out. Today I am down to 499 and I’m sooooo happy! My sleeve has been a life saver, literally! When I went in for surgery, I was 620….so 499 looks pretty good from where I am standing:) My next goal is 479…I haven’t been that “light” since 1997. I was 19. I can’t wait! It seems so close now. 🙂 I don’t think they expected me to lose much with the sleeve as I was in the super morbidly obese category (still am, lol) They expected me to have the second half of the operation which would bypass a large portion of my intestines. I have now decided that that is not for me. I will work with my sleeve and get the best results I can with it. I never wanted to be thin. I don’t think my body knows how to be thin to be honest. My ultimate weight would be 250lbs. I’d feel comfy and thin, lol. However, if I only make it to 399 I will still be happy as I don’t hate myself for being fat. 🙂
my husband has adjusted to my weight loss just fine so far. Which is brilliant considering that divorce is 97% (or some randomly high number) more common in the weight loss surgery community. Add to that, that my husband has a preference for fat chicks and you could understand my worry! But he has been great! He keeps talking about all the things we are going to be able to do together. He is dying to get me into mountain biking…haha…thats going to be a trip! Haven’t been on a bike since I was 17, lol.
I’m considering getting an apronectomy or a pannectomy…or fuck it…I want to get the bottom hanging bit of my belly cut off! I have looked into it, but not a lot. At this point it is a mere fantasy. this is not to be confused with a tummy tuck. I am far too large to worry about a tummy tuck. This operation would be for medical and mobility reasons. My belly seems to retain water and it gets in the way of being active. Even walking up the stairs is hard. Even though I don’t get out of breath walking up stairs anymore, I still have to take one step at a time because I can’t get my leg up high enough to walk them normally. And that is just one example. I’m not looking forward to having more surgery, lol, Im a WUSS and hate being in pain.
That’s about it in my life at the moment:) I’m happy as happy can be! I would recommend the Sleeve Gastrectomy to anyone wanting WLS. It’s the safest op. I was able to have it laproscopically at 620 with no complications. And I’m not at risk this far out for much to go wrong. I can get ulcers if I’m not careful, but I don’t have to worry about malnutrition or twisted bowels or a band eroding into my stomach. Like most people with WLS, I feel that I had the best op, lol. Most people will tell you the same about the OP they had 😉 It’s just natural, lol.