I went into surgery at 330 lbs – when I went under for surgery I thought I was having gastric bypass. During surgery it came to be known that my intestines were positioned wrong for the surgery, so I had to settle on a gastric sleeve instead.
Also Read: In case you are on the edge of going for gastric sleeve surgery, you may find sleeve surgery before and after pictures useful and compare the results by yourself.
It was awesome at first. I lost 100 lbs in one year. Then it all came down: I found out I had cancer, lost my job, had marital problems… all my old eating habits came back. Stress and alcoholism went right along with it.
I did the atkins diet, but it’s hard when your family is not doing it and the wife encourages “cheat weekends”, which is how it started.
I am slowly gaining weight and 14 months after surgery I weigh 260 lbs. I am depressed and hungry all the time.