I am about 15 months post gastric bypass surgery and have lost about 110 lbs to date. The weight loss has tapered off and I feel that the remainder of my “excess weight” is due to the amount of excess skin on my thighs, under my arms, and at my tummy.
I try to make support group at my doctor’s office that meets weekly but not always able to do so given that I work 2 jobs. These meetings do help when I am able to go.
From the day I had my surgery, I have not taken my blood pressure medicine or diabetes medication and I have not worn my CPAP machine for the sleep apnea. My kids tell me I don’t snore anymore – lol!
The biggest impact this has had on my life is getting me off the medications and feeling good about myself. I have more energy and my self-confidence is up.
I actually like to shop for myself now when I absolutely dreaded it before! I’m enjoying doing things with my daughters that I would have never been able to do before my weight loss surgery. And I’ve started dating again – a big step for a single mom of 10 years!
I’m happy and healthy – just wish I would have done this sooner!