It's been three years since my surgery
Sep 26, 2010It's been three years since my surgery. Life is good. I continue to be active with lawn bowling, golf and swimming year round. In the winter I alley bowl, curl and do aquafitness. This winter I am looking forward to getting a few ski trips in. I gave that up about 10 years ago but it is a favourite sport and I hope to return to it this year.
I have maintained my weight loss quite well but have gained a few pounds. So I have joined Weight Watchers with my husband and hope to return to my post weight loss low. I have 7 pounds to go to my lowest weight and will make it soon.
I do have one problem that I didn't know about prior to surgery that is caused by weight loss surgery. It is called Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia. It is a nasty complication that is difficult to predict and hard for GP's to understand.
My blood sugar drops very very low after a meal within 2 hours. This is difficult for my doctor to grasp because I am a diabetic and my sugar should rise after a meal. The symptoms are awful. There is a good article in the New England Journal of Medicine if you are experiencing this problem.
To deal with this I am never without some access to food or sugar tablets. I cope pretty well but this thing can creep up on you and leave you in a bad state.
Weight loss surgery is still a very viable option for the morbidly obese. It has improved my quality of life and has probably saved me from a premature death.
As I said "Life is Good" Keep smiling .
Jun 15, 2004