I had my surgery. In fact, I was in surgery at this time 1 year ago right now. It's been an awesome year.
Prior to surgery, I lost 70 pounds. Since surgery, I've lost 139. My blood pressure is well within normal limits without meds. My cholesterol numbers are all within normal limits (even my good cholesterol is up). I've stopped using my sleep apnea machine, with an official sleep study to follow at the end of this month. I'm still in women's clothing, but depending on the manufacturer, wear a size 16 or 18. According to the BMI calculation, I'm obese, but just barely. Another couple of pounds and I'll simply be "overweight". Another couple of pounds and I'll literally be able to say I'm "half the person I used to be". I've tried figuring out the last time I was this size...I'm thinking junior high school.
And the most important part of the last year? After kissing quite a number of frogs, I finally found my "Prince". I'm dating the most wonderful man. The relationship is going on 3 months. And funny, I didn't mention anything about my weight loss until the 3rd date. And that was only after I found out he lost 130 pounds about 5-6 years ago. When I asked what he did to lose the weight, he started explaining the DS surgery to me. I stopped him mid-explaination and couldn't help laughing...as I told him about my nearly 200 pound loss with RNY. He thinks I'm beautiful (and actually told me that BEFORE I told him about my surgery and losing weight).
What a year!
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