1 Year Post Op Gastric Sleeve: Pros, Cons & Conclusion
- I have lost a total of 180 pounds from my highest weight of 470. I won’t lie like all of that has come from surgery. 70 pounds I lost before surgery. 110 after surgery.
- I can eat pretty much anything I want now. There are still some things I try to stay away from to help me not fall back into my old ways.
- I’m very happy when I look in the mirror. It’s a feeling that I never thought I would feel about how I look. I spend hours in the mirror just amazed at my transformation.
- This is sorta a con but your stomach expands a bit. That can be a con to some because you can eat more than what your use to now. I went from eating close to nothing. Maybe a spoonful of tuna salad. Now I clean half a plate. It can be a con if you stop listening to directions and let the slight expansion build your weight back up.
1 year has passed and I have not many complaints. The one thing I can say that got me in trouble that may hurt others is tasting. For a while when I was able to eat carbs again. I went on a taste test spree. Where I just wanted to taste everything. That can hurt some if you get addicted. My lowest right now is 290 pounds. My scale has gone up a couple of times because of my taste test run.
Other than that this process was a blessing from above. It took a lot out of me to get to a point where I can have the operation but it was well worth it. It was the reset that I so desperately needed.
To anyone that wants this surgery I will only say that it will take a lot out of you. This is not a short cut, it’s a whole different route. A route filled with plenty of limitations. From the number of ounces, you drink a day. I have to drink 70 to 90 ounces a day. With surgery your not allowed to just gulp down bottles. You have to do little sips. To a lot of protein each day. I have to have 60 to 70 grams of protein a day. Those little protein shakes I have to treat as a meal each day. A teeny bit of carbs and plenty of exercise. I am limited to 30 carbs a day. That’s barely one pack of oatmeal. But in conclusion, if you want it then you should go for it. These have been my thoughts 1 year later. Follow me for more and enjoy the view of my journey.
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Before Surgery: 400
Current Weight: 290
Goal Weight: 270