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Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery Results – 5 Months Post-Op

Bariatric gastric sleeve surgery results - This is an update 5 months after gastric sleeve surgery including before and after pictures (or is it before and during?). She is losing weight quickly and eating a healthy diet that she can maintain for life!

I am so thrilled with the results of my bariatric gastric sleeve surgery; I almost can’t put it into words. I wrote this post on August 25, so almost exactly 20 weeks post-op, and as of this morning, I am down more than 111 pounds. My BMI is down from 61 to 43. I am wearing a size 22 now as opposed to 30/32 before. My goal at the time of surgery was to lose 100 pounds before our September Disney cruise, and I did it with over a month to spare! And best of all, I feel great and … Read more

Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery – 3.5 Months Post-Op

Bariatric gastric sleeve surgery results - This is an update 3 months after gastric sleeve surgery including before and after pictures (or is it before and during?). She is losing weight quickly and eating a healthy diet that she can maintain for life!

It has been almost two months since my last bariatric surgery update, so I wanted to pop on and let you know how it’s going. So many of you have written with kind words and encouragement and asking how it’s going. I am truly honored by your emails and comments! In short, it is going great! I have lost 84 pounds since March 29 (3 months and 2 weeks), and I am recently (in the last month or so) able to see a difference in myself. And now that I can see it, what a difference it is! I know … Read more

19 Days Post Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery

19 days after bariatric surgery - gastric sleeve surgery results - People have been asking how I'm doing and how the surgery went, so here is my real life description of the process so far.

I am now 19 days past my bariatric gastric sleeve surgery, and physically, I am awesome. I have lost 32 pounds so far. I don’t have any pain, and I have more energy than in recent months. I’m not tired except at bedtime, and I am able to go for walks with the girls at lunchtime every day. I have had to retire some of my loose shirts because I am swimming in them. My pants, too, are way too big. Fortunately, I have lots of clothes in the basement from size 18 all the way to size 30 (where … Read more

Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery – 10 Days Post-Op

My apologies if you are a reader who is not interested in my bariatric surgery journey. I will return to my normal Christian-themed content in another week or two at the most, and these updates will be less frequent. Please stay with me! I am now 10 days post gastric sleeve surgery, and I am feeling pretty good. I have been sitting in the recliner most of the time, but I was able to sit on a dining room chair for about two hours today for Easter dinner, and I didn’t have any pain. I did have pain for 2 days … Read more

4 Days Post-Op – Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery

I didn’t tell you ahead of time, but if you follow me on Facebook, you would have seen that I went in for my gastric sleeve surgery last Thursday, April 6. I was in the hospital for three days and two nights, and I have now been home for two full days. When I first woke up in recovery, I was in severe pain. My friend, Robyn, told me that it was about the same as having gall bladder surgery, which I have also had. This may be the case, but my gall bladder surgery was twelve years ago and I clearly … Read more

Why I Have Decided to Have Bariatric Surgery – Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Last summer, I had my annual physical. My family doctor walked in the room and said, “Tara, have you ever considered bariatric surgery?” I was stunned. Like every fat person, the thought had crossed my mind. Over the last ten years, I heard about gastric bypass surgery, and I vowed to myself that I would never be that desperate to lose weight. I would not subject myself to the procedure with its various complications that seem so common and lifelong drastic restrictions. So I had written off all bariatric surgeries on the basis of that one. But my doctor had some … Read more