No regrets, almost 10 months in. I’ve lost 160 lbs and I feel fantastic. I can drink with complete ease, I eat more fruit and vegetables than I did pre-surgery, it cured my heartburn issues, and I would have never lost the weight without this surgery.
I think I would have regretted getting the surgery if I was in a different place in my life. I was mentally prepared for the upheaval it would have with my routines, my emotional eating, and I went into it knowing that it wouldn’t do the work for me.
I talked to a friend of mine recently who is about to get the surgery and my one piece of advice is you have to change what you are eating, because Portion Control is only a piece of the puzzle. Eventually you’ll be able to eat more, or you’ll start eating more frequently, and if you’re still eating snack foods and candy/cookies/chips/super calorically dense foods you’ll stop losing and probably start gaining.