I've tried every diet and eating planning known to man, since the time I was 15 years old... some mainstream, some not so mainstream...from popping pills to the vinegar diet to the soda diet and from Atkins to the Zone... all over the course of 33 years. I've lost upward of 65 lbs, only to gain it back, plus some. I've had a personal trainer, a nutritionist, a dietician, a prayer circle and a shopping list...to enhance my weightloss chances. The only weapon (outside of WLS) I've never employed was a witch doctor, but if one could have promised weight loss, I would have probably signed up and tried it too.
Suffice it to say, at this point in my life, I'm ready, I mean absolutely ready for a permnanent alteration to my phsyiology, not as a short cut but as a life long tool to help me, not only mount the monster but to conquer it and bury it deep without any chance of recovery.
I have reached the point, after much careful study and research, after many discussions and conversations, where I am completely and utterly ready for WLS & the Gastric Sleeve. I am committed to completely changing my life, my eating habits and my exercise habits. I've been working out again with a trainer, light stuff, I've given up sugar and most carbs... I finshed my final round of chemotherapy for OV cancer in May, and now I've gotten the approval to move forward with this new journey.
I'm ready. I've started the process. Yes, I am ready.
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 348 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 330 lbs
Current Weight: 270 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 78 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/15/2013
Surgery Date: 12/02/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval