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Hi: I guess I haven't actually given a description of myself. I am 58 years old, been married to the same man for 39 years, a mother of 8, and a grandmother of 11. I have struggled with weight since my early 20's. I would lose 20 to 25 lbs and gain it back and more. Since my hysterectomy in 2003 I have had a much harder time keeping the weight off even taking hormone therapy. I am not sure if that contributes to weight gain or not but i have struggled with the extra 35 to 40 lbs since then.
I like to sew and quilt. I haven't had much time recently but it is my hobby. I like to spend time with my family and I hope that weight loss will give me more energy and stamina to do the things I want to do and keep up with those grandchildren.
I was not comfortable with the RNY since I am not a spring chicken anymore and I was concerned about the risk of osteoporosis due to malabsorption so I didn't want to go that route. I was glad when I found out about the vertical sleeve because I felt this was the best choice for me.
I have already lost 36 lbs and am getting use to the sleeve. It isn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. The restriction really helps me control the amount of food I eat. I still, however, want to eat those things that are forbidden. I hope this gets easier with time.
No regrets at this point. Excited to get to goal one day.