In 2011 I began a liquid diet. I weighed 360 lbs. I lost 160 lbs in about 16 months. But I slowly gained back about 60 of those pounds.
In November of 2015 I began not feeling well, by February of 2016 I was in the hospital in ICU extremely ill. After a week long stay in the hospital I was let go but was sick and miserable for months. Found out my Gallbladder was bad and since I had already met my insurance deductibles I felt NOW was the time to do this. So on the advice of my physician and specialist I moved forward with the VGS.
The Liquid Diet for 16 months taught me so much about myself and what I can do and endure. It gave me opportunity to realize the strength I had inside and to know I could do the VGS procedure. It's given me the chance to be prepared for a lot of the hard parts, the stalls, the getting the water in, tricks and tips, etc. It's also allowed me to be supportive of other users here going through this and knowing that WE GOT THIS! We, each and every one of us, can do this!!
I am very much a positive thinking person and someone who loves to support and uplift others. I believe that each one of us has the ability to be someone who can help others.
I'm excited for my new life to start! Good luck everyone, our lives are about to open up like a flower.
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 375 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 253 lbs
Current Weight: 148.8 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 226.2 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/18/2016
Surgery Date: 10/10/2016
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
LittleLizzieLilliput's Bariatric Surgeon
Marc M. Zare, MD, FACS
2450 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, California 95124