on 1/14/16 10:37 am

I had blood work done about a month ago.  I received the dreaded call of "the doctor wants to see you regarding your blood work results..." during the holidays and today was that appointment.

My THYROID function is now normal.

My BAD CHOLESTEROL is now normal.

My LIVER ENZYMES are now normal.

The list of "normal" results goes on!  I cannot believe what a difference in such a short amount of time (and weight, really)!  This is the FIRST time in my adult life that my liver enzymes have not been extremely high.  I've even had to go for ultrasounds on it before because the counts were so high.  Of course, the ultrasound only confirmed what I knew was a fatty liver.  NOT ANYMORE!!!

I was anxious about this appointment thinking there was something new wrong...I'm so happy and relieved that, that was not the case and instead it was GOOD NEWS!

I do have to add 2000 units of vitamin D to my diet and he called in a prescription for folic acid for me to take for 3 months and I'm still working on my "good" cholesterol but that stuff I can deal with!!

 I love my sleeve more and more each day.


Age: 42 | Height: 5'9 | Surgery Date: 10/08/15 | Starting Weight: 279.2 | Surgery Weight: 266 | Goal Weight:165 | Current Weight: 224.8 | WL so far: 54.4 lbs

Tracy D.
on 1/14/16 12:37 pm - Papillion, NE
VSG on 05/24/13

Great news, Suzy! 

 Tracy  5'3"     HW: 235  SW: 218  CW: 132    M1: -22  M2: -13  M3: -12  M4: -9  M5: -8   M6: -10   M7: -4

 Goal reached in 7 months and 1 week

 Lower Body Lift w/Dr. Barnthouse 7-8-15



















































on 1/14/16 3:27 pm
VSG on 08/04/15

WOW, Suzy, that is fantastic!  Next month is met physical and, for the first time in my life, I can't wait for the appointment!

5' 5" tall. VSG on August 4, 2015/ Starting weight 239.9/ Surgery weight 210.9/ Current weight 137.4/ Goal weight 140/ No longer overweight, now a NORMAL weight. Now that I'm at goal, it's time to move on to maintenance!!!!!!!!




on 1/14/16 3:28 pm

As wonderful as improved appearance and self-confidence are, by far the best NSVs are the tremendous health improvements that result from sleeve surgery and hard work.

So VERY happy for you!!



  "Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away."

on 1/14/16 6:11 pm
VSG on 01/14/16

Fantastic! So happy for you.

on 1/15/16 2:45 am - Hammondsport, NY
VSG on 05/27/15

Congratulations... and it only gets better !!!

Age: 64; 5' 5"; High weight: 345; Start weight: 271 (01/05/15); Surgery weight: 218 (05/27/15); Pre-Op (-53); M 1 (-18); M 2 (-1.5); M 3 (-13.5 ); M 4 (-13); M 5 (- 8); M 6 (-12) M 7 (-5, Xmas); M 8 (- 9) Under surgeon's goal and REACHED HEALTHY BMI 12/07/15!! (Six months and one week.) AT GOAL month 8. Maintaining at goal range (139- 144) ~ four (4) years !!

on 1/15/16 8:27 am

That is Wonderful!! Great inspiration!!!!