Welcome to my WLS journey! – It ain’t been pretty!
In 2009 I chose to get the Lapband after two years of research! I was so happy. I did everything right! I lost 125 in 9 months. I was the happiest and healthiest I had ever been.
Then disaster struck and I lost my band due to circumstances out of my control. Revision surgery was out of the question at the time.
Fast forward to 2019…
After 6 years of depression, crying, dieting, fighting fat, and doing what I could to stay at a healthy weight, it did not work. So here I am again….beginning this journey. This is MY journey. I have decided to proceed with the Gastric Sleeve.
I am a self-pay patient and I will be using the same doctor as I have before. If all goes well I will have the procedure the first week of December 2019. Nope, I do not care that is Christmas time.
I am about 265 pounds as of today (Oct. 19, 2019). When I had my first surgery I was 285 pounds. So I managed to NOT get back up that high on the scale but if I don’t start now I can see it happening, especially with the holidays around the corner!
THINGS I WILL DO DIFFERENT THIS TIME…
I will NOT be telling anyone outside of my core family that I am having this surgery done. I was so vocal about the LapBand and when I had to have it removed I had a lot of “I told you so’s”
I don’t feel like that again and I just want to be happy. In my opinion, it’s none of anyone else business.
I have contacted my doctor and have a phone consult setup for the end of this month. I have a lot of work to do on this so I am going to share my journey here with you.
Sit back and relax, it’s gonna be a crazy ride!