One Year Post-Op and Loving my DS (w/pics)
This has truly been an amazing journey. One year ago today, I was a brave soul lying on the operating table nervous and anxious at the same time. When I woke up in recovery, I was shouting the same thing others have said on the that day "WTF"..But now I have come full circle. I take my vitamins daily, keep up with my labs and enjoy eating like everybody else. I still look at the person in the mirror and wonder who that is and say "WOW you have come a long way Baby!" I am truly grateful for all the advice I read on this board. It has been my saving grace. Even though I don't post often, I read and take heed of the suggestions. Thanks to all the vets for keeping it real not only for me but for those coming through the ranks. I share this day with a special friend who is probably just coming out of surgery herself. To celebrate, I took off work and went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch just by myself and it felt great. I declared this day a day for me only. Even though I have to get back to my regular life around 7:30, it has been fun and exciting to just focus on me and nobody else for a change. Good luck to all the pre-op patients awaiting your day. This is a life changing surgery. Don't be a fool and use it as your tool. I included some pics of some before and after. I started this journey at 318 and today I am down 131 lbs weighing in at 187. Gotta Love that DS!!!