1 Year Post Op Gastric Sleeve: Pros, Cons & Conclusion 

 I did a couple of these before. I aligned them with the post-op appointments. This one is a week late. So checkout 8 weeks post-op and 6 months post-op before viewing this one. 


  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 


  1. 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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Behind The Scenes: Gastric Sleeve Operation

470290Highest Weight: 470

Before Surgery: 400

Current Weight: 290

Goal Weight: 270

Author: K. Exum
K. Exum is an up and coming author & poet. He looks to make his longtime childhood dream job his reality. By creating this blog, he seems to show his skills for writing. His hunger for success and dedication to turn his ordinary life into his dreams has brought him to this point. K is currently working on his 5th spoken word project, "Poetic Gift." Reach out by this email to connect! founderofhitm@gmail.com

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