About VSG

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss tool in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples, glue and possibly cauterization) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.


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Sunday, March 27, 2011

A little about me...

I was a skinny girl.... barely 100 lbs until I got an office job in my early 20s.  Add Depo Provera birth control injections and I ballooned up well over 80 lbs in less than a year.  I remained heavier no matter what I tried... and I tried.  I almost WISHED that I could be Bulimic just so I could lose weight....  If you can imagine that.

3 years ago I underwent a transformation.  I worked out like fiend 5 days a week.  I went on Jenny Craig.  I lost nearly 70 lbs.  While I wasn't at my goal weight of 140 lbs, I was still a very happy girl.  In that time, I started dating my best friend who is now my husband.  Just under a year ago we married in a beautiful ceremony on the beach in the Mayan.  Shortly after that, I went through a complete emotional and mental breakdown.  I was off work for 4 months, in therapy weekly, and put on a cocktail of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety and anti-psychotics.

I managed to ballon up to my pre-Jenny Craig days in a matter of 4 months.

I've been fighting ever since then, while reducing my meds as much as possible to re-lose the weight.  It appears that my metabolism was destroyed in the process of the last year.  I've been exercising faithfully on average 3 times a week (2x/wk with a personal trainer) and eating 1400 calories per day.  Logging all my food and being oh so very "good".

I've gained weight since then.  Nothing I do seems to help me. I've tried powders and pills and everything you can imagine... nothing.  Barely a pound loss.  My doctor has been monitoring me all along and has referred me to a local program for weight loss (including bariatric surgery).  Now I wait.

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