One year surgiversary

IamBettyCooper
on 7/10/17 2:05 pm

Didn't get to posting about it on Saturday because I was away on a road trip, but it was my one year surgiversary. Officially down 111 lbs post sleeve. Still have a ways to go, about 35 lbs according to the hospital, but really happy with my progress.

Made it into Onederland and am the lightest weight I have been since age 13. Down from a 24/26 at my heaviest to a 14/16/XL now depending on the brand. Lots of NSVs ... no more seat belt extender on a plane, and mostly fit regular sizes now, not plus. Even my feet are down a half size!

Totally worth the work and the process, best decision I ever made for my health. Really grateful I had no complications and that we live somewhere where this procedure is available to us for no cost.

TWH ... Referral April 2015 ... Orientation July 2015 ... Psych Sept 2015 ... Social Worker Oct 2015 ... Nurse Practitioner Dec 2015 ... Nutrition Class Jan 2016 ... Nutritionist Feb 2016 ... Surgeon Appt April 2016 ... VGS Surgery July 2016

HW 294.2 SW 271 CW 183.1

bubbly1intoronto
on 7/10/17 2:43 pm
RNY on 01/06/17

Way to go! Keep up the great work!

It's amazing how the months pass so quickly. I can't believe I'm already six months post op!

Referral October 2015, TWH; Orientation Jan 6/16, NP - Apr 7/16: SW- May13/16, Nutrition class May 16/16, Nutrition assess - Jun 16/16, met with surgeon Oct 21/16 High weight - Dec 2016 - 298 lbs. Start of 3 week pre op diet Dec 16, 2016 - 288.2 lbs. Sx date: Jan 6/17 - 269.4 lbs. Initial goal weight 165 lbs.

KatieCJ
on 7/10/17 3:02 pm

That's great! Keep it up.

Congrats one Onederland.

I find NSVs so inspiring.

gbears
on 7/10/17 5:55 pm, edited 7/10/17 10:55 am

Way to go! I bet you are looking amazing!

Lap Band - 07/08 - All fluid removed 07/12

Referral OBN 04/16, Orientation 09/16, Nutrition Workshop 4/7/17, Nurse 4/24/17, Psychologist 5/15/17, Dietician 5/24/17, Internist 6/13/17 Meet Dr. Hong/Consent 7/10/17 Excited and Nervous for things to be done right this time.

HW 4/17: 267

IamBettyCooper
on 7/16/17 9:11 pm

Getting there. I think the biggest thing I still have to work on is my own body image ... still not really seeing myself for the size I am now. A friend brought over some clothes she thought I might like while I am still in transition and I told her there was no way they would fit. She said they would. Sure enough, everything but one thing did. It's a process. I think the mental part is way harder than the physical one.

TWH ... Referral April 2015 ... Orientation July 2015 ... Psych Sept 2015 ... Social Worker Oct 2015 ... Nurse Practitioner Dec 2015 ... Nutrition Class Jan 2016 ... Nutritionist Feb 2016 ... Surgeon Appt April 2016 ... VGS Surgery July 2016

HW 294.2 SW 271 CW 183.1

Mahalo F.
on 7/10/17 8:54 pm

Congratulations!

woo hoo!

Keep up the great work!

Roux En Y - Jan. 4, 2017

HW 283 SW 260 CW 180

Wt.Loss M:1-23 - M:2-14 M:3-13 - M:4-12 M:5-8

IN THE END WE ONLY REGRET CHANCES WE DIDN'T TAKE.

Manda32
on 7/10/17 11:37 pm

That's great progress! I had the sleeve almost 4 months ago, and have had no complications thus far. I agree with you too, best decision ever!

Keep up the great work! Thanks for posting, I love to hear about updates.

Orientation April 2016 - Final approvals December 2016. Surgical Class January 23, 2017. Met with Dr. Reed February 7, 2017. Opti start date March 1, 2017. Surgery March 15, 2017 (Dr. Foute-Nelong).

HW 348 CW 252

GW 150

Linda M.
on 7/11/17 6:06 am - Orillia, Canada

Hi Betty,

I haven't seen you on the site lately and was wondering how you were doing. Congratulations on your one year! I agree totally that this is the best decision I have made for my health and although there are challenges, the benefits far out way anything that I have dealt with so far.

I believe you could write a huge list of NSVs along with your size and measurement differences. I feel like a teenager again - but with brains! - lol.

Best of luck on your continued journey.

Linda

Orientation: June 29th, 2016, Surgery March 22, 2017. Pre-surgery: 6 lbs, Opti (2 weeks): 10 lbs. (Size 2x, 18/20), M1: Lost 19 lbs. and 12" (Size 1x, 16/18), M2: Lost 13 lbs. and 14" (Size 16, XL) M3: 10 lbs. and 4" (Size 14/16, large). M4: 6 lbs. and 8.25" (Size 14, large)

Tuktu
on 7/11/17 7:37 am
RNY on 03/07/17

Congratulations - you must feel amazing! What a change 1 year can make!! I can't wait to hit Onederland

Kathy1212
on 7/11/17 9:44 am

Congratulations, that's great! You must feel so good about the changes you've made. It's like we're given a whole new start.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

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