Bariatric Sleeve, My Weight Loss Journey

Tuesday Weigh-in (12 Weeks Post-op VSG)

I’m officially 12 weeks post-op vsg! My life has changed dramatically since May. I looked around at my life and had to finally do something about it. I was lazy (still am) and I was making really bad health decisions. The consequences for that led me to more health problems.

After a stressful beginning of the year, I ended up in the emergency room with horrible pain. It took hours of sitting in that emergency room to get called to the back. They did a CT scan and drew blood. I’m pretty sure I laid there for hours with no pain meds waiting to hear what was going on. Since they didn’t know what was going on, I had to wait.

Finally, they came in and told me that I had a hernia under my ileostomy that had grown and was obstructing my stoma. The intestines were getting sucked into the hernia and caused a blockage. To my dismay, they had to put an NG Tube up my nose and down into my stomach to empty it out. That sucked really hard. It was painful, I bled all over and I had to endure that whole mess.

That was the day I found out that my weight had gone over the 300 mark. I weighed in at 305 pounds. I hadn’t realized that I let myself get that bad.

When I got home and set up an appointment with the bariatric program at UNM, I made the decision to start making changes right away. I worked hard and changed my diet. I lost 29 pounds before my surgery. Last week, I weighed in at 229 pounds. I had lost a total of 76 pounds. That is amazing and I’m so grateful.

I will continue to make great choices with my diet and health.

Today, I am 12 weeks post-op. So, without further ado, here is my weekly weigh-in:

I’m proud of the progress that I’m making, even if it is slow.

Until next time,

Ruth

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