HAPPY RE-BIRTHDAY TO ME!!
Nov 30, 200912/1/2009 - Yesterday marked the 4th anniversary of my RNY surgery. As I sit here @ the airport, enroute back home to Naples, I ponder the aftermath of the monumental decision I made to save my life. WAS IT WORTH IT?
The immediate answer is YES!, of course it was. However, 4 years down the line, things had not gone sa smoothly as thought. 4 yrs later, I'm at goal but I have also endured a lot of complications. Exploratory surgery due to septsis. Repeated EGDs, colonoscpy and additional surgery not to mention skin infections. 4 yrs later, I'm dealing with NIPHS and POTS. I've traded some rx for another set, I'm out of work and pondering where my life is taking me.
WAS IT WORTH IT?
OH MY GOD YES. because I was able to accomplish and maintain.
I'm not going to advocate getting anytype of weight loss surgery but I do Hope that anyone reading this who is considering the procedure, truly researches every little detail and follows the rule of engagement to the letter. These tools will be a success only if you fully commit to it.
So here I am 4 yrs later on the eve of yet another colonoscopy and endoscopy to figure out what's going on and I'm thrilled to have gotten 4 more years of real living! Thank you Lord God and Thank you Dr Rosenthal for your talent!
Jul 21, 2005