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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Thursday, April 21, 2011


tMy hubby can't keep a secret for anything.  Neither can his mom.

He told his mom.  Why?  Only God knows.  He swore her to secrecy. 

Yesterday hubby gets a call from his brother who lives HALFWAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY asking why we're going to San Diego because his mom told him we were going and that "he'll have to tell you why they're going there".  Well duh... of course he asked.  So hubby told him about the surgery. He's very happy for me and pleased that I am doing something for myself. It's not so much that I mind him knowing its just that this was MY information to share not my mother in law to pass out little tidbits that encourage questions!

Then last night, my step son came into town to spend Easter with us.  He almost let it spill with him too. Doh. Tonight his niece and nephew are coming in to spend the weekend here too... I know that I'm going to end up having to tell them but I asked hubby to keep it on the d/l until I at least tell my brother.  I think my own blood family has a right to know what's going on with me before extended/married into family.

As it is, we just spent a week in Punta Cana with friends and all of them already know.  I feel like this information is just blowing up around me and I don't have control over it.  I know I shouldn't care how people think about what I'm doing here but frankly, I do.



  1. Oh how frustrating. I don't want to tell my mother-in-law either. I'm quite sure she'll make catty comments about how I'm taking "the easy way out." I don't see it that way. I see it as a POSSIBLE way out. I, too, have been super successful at extreme exercise and food deprivation but as soon as I stop isolating myself from friends and stop obsessing, I gain the weight back. I'm sick of it. Sure, I expect VSG to make it easy-ER (easier). I hope it will be easier to maintain weightloss if I'm not hungry and feeling deprived all the time. I feel I've always made decent food choices, I just eat TOO MUCH of healthful foods b/c I'm hungry and have screwed up my metabolism.

    Please follow me too. I've found a great deal of lap band bloggers out there but very few VSG peeps.


  2. I had the same issues... it wasn't that I ate crap all the time that I kept regaining! I would work out and eat healthy but still gain weight. I finally had enough and decided on VSG!