Apr 12, 2019
I was sleeved in 2012 with a high weight of 262 pounds. Within 9 months I was down to 117. I started to get some negative feedback from friends and family members about how I was too skinny. So, I started forcing myslef to eat more so I wouldn't lose anymore weight.
I stayed between 130 & 140 until 2017. I went to see my primary care provider about it and got some Phentermine. That was working well for a short period of time; until I was at work one day and started having heart palpatations and feeling faint. I left work in an ambulance and upon checking my blood pressure in the ER it was 200/100. I was told I should not be taking Phentermine.
I said, I'm not going to stop taking it because I'd rather be skinny again. The nurse then told me she will let my family know they need to get me a skinny casket.
I continued taking the Phentermine on and off for a while until the jitters and anxiety became unbearable. Then, I started to gain weight steadily month after month...10 pounds...12 pounds...etc
I did also have really bad reflux so I went to see a surgeon to talk about revision, using reflux as my excuse.
Well, long story short...I had to go through the entire approval process and 6 months of dieting blah blah blah.
Finally, I had revision surgery on January 7th of 2019 and my weight the day of surgery was 217 pounds.
I went from the sleeve to the gastric bypass.
Today, is April 12, 2019 and I weigh 198 pounds. Weight loss this time around has been very slow and I'm wondering if I am even going to lose any more.
I am looking for guidance.
May 20, 2012
May 10, 2012
Waiting for my surgery date for the past six months has been very emotionally taxing for me. I have been happy, sad, scared, not sure if this is the right thing to do, and everything in between.
Not only have my emotions been up and down but also my weight. You can see here in my history where I was 258, on May 3rd I was 264, and on April 27th I was 266. So I guess I will have to wait and see what I am on the actual surgery date to start recording my weightloss journey officially.
May 10, 2012