Hi there Jenny! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and let you know that anything you want to know is right here in SparkPeople. I had my Vertical Gastric Sleeve on May 30th, and now I am nearing 5 months out and 94 lbs are gone (only 36 from my goal weight)!!!
Whether your surgeon recommends the "Sleeve" like I had or a Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass - your life and your health will improve in ways you never imagined. Since being Sparked by EFFIEANNIE a couple of days before my surgery who have supported and inspired me all the way, through the good days and rough patches. I would really like you to see the last couple of blogs about my blood pressure and how my diet and water intake affected my blood pressure. I make this request so that you can avoid making the same mistakes that I did.
For me, I don't have one single regret about having the surgery - and the results are self-evident. I know that you are going to meet amazing people from around the world to share your journey with. That's the secret to success here on Spark and in life. I learned to forgive myself and others in my past, focussing only on God's gift of today - and what I do today to be the best "me" that I can share with the people in my life.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or just to say hi. I hope you had a great weekend. Take care -