I know this is a little late as I actually celebrated my one year anniversary on March 2. However alot has transpired in a year and I wanted to get my thoughts in order before I posted. First let me say that I know my whole profile is not here right now. I will update it as time allows. As some of you know, my husband, Brian, was critically injured in a motorcycle accident on September 29, 2006. That was about our 6 month post-op date. We spent the next 83 days at Vanderbilt hospital. He is now a paraplegic, but THANK GOD I still have him. I do not know why God allowed this to happen, but I know that it was for a reason and I am still trusting Him to live day by day. My hubby is the most important part of me and I don't know how I'd have made it if God had chosen to take him home. By all medical aspects, he should not be here. He had a torn aorta which most people die from before they ever leave the scene of the accident. Of the 10 % that do, only 3 % of those actually make it to the hospital in time. Brian also had various other breaks and fractures. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to adjust to this new lifestyle. I wouldn't trade it for the alternative. I will say that if we'd not had the WLS, he probably wouldn't have pulled through and/or I wouldn't have the energy that it takes to keep going. I am doing my best to take care of him and hold down a full time job. This has not been easy, but again, it sure beats the alternative. I am still 100% happy with my WLS, and can now say I am NORMAL again. Not even overweight, much less morbidly obese, which is where I started on this journey. My starting bmi was 50, now it's 24.4!! I have gone from 30/32 pants down to 10/12. From 3-4X shirts down to S/M. Shoe size has gone from 10W to 8 1/2. I am 6 pounds away from the 150 goal. I have lots more energy. I feel like doing things that I wouldn't even have considered a year ago. Would I do it again??? You betcha, without even batting an eye. I still see myself as big when I look into the mirror sometimes, but I know that is a mind thing. I do have to be careful that I am not doing too much "grazing". I will try to post pics soon, I promise!! I have met all of the goals I set out to meet. I am finally happy with me(except for loose skin issues, LOL). I could not have done it without first of all, my God, who has held me in the palm of His hands, my hubby who is STILL my earthly rock, my family who have been more than supportive, my surgeon, Dr. Torquati, and of course, my obesity family who have given my sound advice and suggestions over the last year. If you are reading this and are thinking about having the WLS, I cannot direct you as only you can make that decision. I can tell you that it is working for me and has been the best thing I have ever done for me. Just be sure you are ready for a lifetime commitment. God bless and keep you all in his care. Hugs!