I started this journey for my Bariatric Surgery back in January of 2011. My first visit with the surgeon was March 2011. They took a picture that day...and today I had my one year follow up. (Surgery was actually 7/20/11). So a little more than one year after surgery, and about a year and a half since the first picture was taken.
I am IN SHOCK!! Did I really look like that? I will NEVER go back. NEVER. I actually live in fear of gaining any weight back.
Here ya go...straight from my surgeons office:
Starting weight: 222 lbs, today's weight 151.4 ...not bad.
Sometimes after surgery you wind up w/ some absorption issues...and I have. I don't absorb iron like I need to, so I have to go in for Iron infusions this week and next. Then, after my 6 mo check up in January 2013, I'll do blood work and probably do infusions again. It's OK...I'm not going to sweat it. One day at a time on this incredible journey! :)