Monthly Archives: August 2016

Buyer’s Remorse?

First things first:  I’m down a little over 10 pounds since August 1, so that’s a positive to report.

As I struggle to lose this regain, I’m starting to wonder if I made the right choice in having the sleeve done.  When I decided to have bariatric surgery, I had three choices:

  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (what I did)
  • Gastric bypass (what I didn’t want)
  • Duodenal switch (what I probably should have done)

Lap-band was not a choice for me–I’d seen too many people I knew eat around them, have esophageal erosion, and band slippage.

Three years later I’m starting to wonder if I made the right choice.

I suppose this is something I need to discuss with my doctor the next time I see him, which will be next summer.  Or maybe I’ll go at my birthday like I did when I decided I’d forge ahead with the decision to have bariatric surgery in the first place.

I’m working on righting my behavior first.  Then I’ll consider a second surgery if I feel it’s necessary to get me where I want/need to be.

Emerging From A Less Than Awesome 365 Days

Hello readers,

I know it’s been a good long while since I last wrote.  In fact, the last time I wrote, I had just had my gallbladder removed and was recovering from that surgery.

Earlier this year, one of my friends who follows (followed? since I haven’t written in so long) this blog asked me if I would be writing in it again.  I danced around the topic, saying that life had gotten in the way and that I simply hadn’t had time to do it, which was partially true.

But really what stopped me from writing was this:

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