13 1/2 years post op
Just thought I'd drop in to say hello to everyone. I had my VSG 13 1/2 years ago. SW 276. I got down to 142 but looked terrible, sick and gaunt. Settled at 155 for a good goal weight. I'm currently at 164, so I'm going back to strict basics to get those 9 pounds off. I wanted to let you know that long term success is possible, but not easy. I have to be ever vigilant, but I'd have this surgery again in a heartbeat! It saved my life.
Yes, I have been learning that as well. For me at least the weight appears to want to come back. So I have to stay ever vigilant, weigh myself regularly, and watch what I eat. At least most of the time. Thank you for the update. It's nice to hear from people who have managed to keep it off long term.