Yep, that’s me. It’s July 2006, just one week before my Roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery. Yeah, I tipped the scales at over 300 pounds. I was a big fat ass. Can you believe I thought I looked good in this photo? Can you imagine what photos of me that I didn’t like looked like?
But making the decision to alter your body so drastically is only the beginning of the decisions you’re going to have to make. Let’s hope you’ve done your research, you’ve checked out the doctor and the hospital you are going to work with, and you feel confident – if a little nervous – about your decision to have your surgery. But what comes next?
I’ll be posting a series of blogs to help you get through some of the post op stuff – the stuff you may not have had a chance to talk about with your surgeon. We’ll talk protein (blech!), we’ll talk losing your drawers when you sneeze because they’re too big, we’ll talk about adding exercise and how important it is, and we’ll talk about plastic surgery – because, honestly, it’s where a lot of us end up.
So stay tuned. Once a week, we’ll tour that unknown world of what to do once you’re gastrically altered!