Had Gastric Bypass (gastric Sleeve) On July 28, 2008!
it's been less than a week (had surgery last monday) and i can already see and feel a dramatic difference. i actually got noticed by a guy tonight for the first time in years (well, feels like years).
my surgery was akin to the lap band in that it's restrictive, not the roux-en-y which is malabsorption one. that being said, i can still only eat 1/4 cup of what i can eat at this point. it's not bad. not going to tell you i don't wish i could have mcd's but that's my head playing with me. i actually took my son to mcd's for breakfast and i had maybe 3 sips of his OJ and i was ok with it. that's a miracle... lol
my father is not supportive of my surgery. it is so hard because i get "why don't you get off your ***..." etc but then i do and i get crap for it.
my sister on the other hand is very supportive. she had the lap band back some years ago. i do not think it worked well for her even though i do not understand why exactly. she is out of state so i don't keep up daily with her.
i feel like i've been given a new life almost. it's only going to get better.