I can’t believe it has been three years since my surgery. I’ve been busy living!! The number one question I am asked is “Was it worth it?”….and for me, yes it was, no doubt. I had a wonderful surgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital who knew what he was doing. I have had no complications. My lowest weight was 180 but my comfort weight is between 190-200. All of my medical issues I had prior to my surgery are gone. I still do fight with depression but that is a lifelong battle which I control with medication, vitamins and essential oils. The first year was the hardest for me but after that it became a lot easier. There are times when I wish I could eat or drink more but just as many where I am glad I can’t. I can no longer stomach pickles – which I find odd. I do not like the taste of any alcohol except cider beer – which I did not like before my surgery! I have ridden roller coasters and I love to walk now. I have a bike which I wish I had more time to ride.
Here is me the week before my surgery – eating of course:
Here is a picture of my family and I (I’m on the far left) at the Baltimore Raven’s Draft Party this past weekend:
I would have never been able to walk the stadium before my surgery. It saved my life and gave me back my life so yes, it was worth every single struggle to get to this point.