Well, here goes…

For a long time now, I have had a really hard time losing weight. I blame it on depression taking all of my energy and motivation, but I have to admit, I’m also lazy. My weight is not consistent; I can lose 5 lbs., not do anything wrong, and overnight, I’m back up 5 lbs. and have a hard time getting it back off. I don’t know why, and my doctor has done all kinds of tests with no answers. I was diagnosed with an eating disorder a couple years ago (binge eating), so that doesn’t help.

I am on medications for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, neuropathy, and vitamin D deficiency as well as mental health medications.

I’ve been on the keto diet since February of this year and I feel like it has given me more energy, but I still can’t lose the weight, even when I haven’t cheated or binged. Because of all this, I talked to all of my all of my doctors and healthcare professionals and decided that weight loss surgery would be right for me.

I made the appointment with a weight loss surgeon and on May 8, I was approved for the sleeve gastrectomy surgery. I will be going through 12 weeks of a supervised diet, as well as information seminars and appointments, psychiatric evaluations, and other evaluations to make sure I am mentally and physically ready. In August (or around), I will have the surgery.

During the sleeve gastrectomy, a portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a “sleeve” for food. This procedure also decreases the hormone which causes hunger. The average excess body weight loss is 60-70%. The success stories consist of people being able to get off most of their medications.

I feel like this is what I have to do to be healthy. I’ll be keeping everyone updated here on my blog during this journey, so be sure to keep up with me!

To all that have prayed for me, please continue. This is a major decision that I needed to make.

9 thoughts on “Well, here goes…

  1. Sounds like you’re doing all the right things, including doing your research into the surgery. I’m praying that all goes well in all aspects of the coming weeks/months leading up to the surgery and post-surgical success!

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  2. Wow! That’s awesome! I have a few friends who have had the surgery, and it worked well for them. Because of the questions you’ve asked doctors and the effort you made in trying to lose weight yourself, I’d say you’re making a good decision. You need to do what’s best for you.

    Will it be easy? No, and I know you’re aware of this already. But I also want you to know that I’ll be supporting you every step of the way. 🙂

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  3. Woo Hoo !! I am HAPPY for you….. Take control of your life … All Aspects…. If you don’t mind my asking, Who is doing the surgery?? Around here or somewhere else?? You have LOTS of friends who can be a great support system… ; )

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