Fast forward 11 years. I am 1 week post op from RNY revision from a 2008 Lap Band. I had my band for 10 1/2 years and had great success losing over 110 lbs. I thought I had this healthy living down pat but I was wrong, so wrong! I lost all my weight in the first 3 years after banding and I became someone who loved trying new things and being active. I was the person I always felt I should be and so I honestly believed the happiness I felt with myself would keep me on a healthy path for the rest of my life. I was able to maintain my weight for almost another 5 years before I began letting that old negative person I thought I had long left behind creep back into my conscience. It started with dropping out of college just before graduating and allowing my anxiety to grab ahold of my life. I began to break myself down by telling myself I was a failure and that I must truly be defective. What could be so wrong with me that I could have so many personal failures in my life. This allowed me to start eating stuff I new I shouldn't but what the heck, my body likes where it's at, it's not gonna allow me to gain weight. Well it did, and learning a couple of years later that my husband of 20 plus years had been having a long term affair with a woman at work, just broke me. I made it through but found myself still feeling crappy about myself and 70 lbs heavier. My health had taken a huge hit along with my confidence. I couldn't believe I had let happen exactly what I told myself I would never let happen again. Well, I decided to have my band taken out in January for reflux reasons and just had gastric bypass a week ago. Here I go again, I hope wiser and stronger than before. I choose to be positive about the future but also more cautious with my mental health as well as my food choices. Here's to second chances!!!


About Me
Gilroy, CA
Surgery Date
Apr 02, 2008
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Before & After
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256 lbs. the night before surgery
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