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, June 12, 2011

Non VSG postyness

It’s BYOC day – Bring Your Own Crazy…. five questions we all answer in an effort to get to know each other better and to give our blog brains a break! Copy and paste to your own blog and ENJOY!

1. How and why did you first start blogging? And how long have you been blogging?

I started blogging back in 2005.  I have always been a writer and like to be able to get my thoughts out as freely as I can.  My last blogs were Livejournal (which I haven't updated in a couple years) Livejournal  and Fishie musings (which I haven't updated in 1.5 years)   Gosh I'm bad at keeping up with my blogs...
I will try and keep this one going.

2. Tell me about your perfect mate – if you could invent him/her?

I'm married to my best friend.  What more could I ask for?  My perfect mate and I met on plentyoffish in 2006, dated very briefly as he was fresh back from Afghanistan and not in a place for a relationship so we got to be good friends instead.  We lost touch for about a year around 2008 when I was mad at him for starting things back up with an ex that had previously ripped his heart out and stomped on it.  We reconnected at a Nickelback concert in April 2009, engaged by Sept 2009 and married by April 2010!  He's funny, sweet, crazy, silly, smart, kind and overall a great person.  His selfless contribution of his life and health for his country makes me want to be a more selfless person. 

3. Do you wear fake eyelashes? Do you want to? Do you use glue or self-stick ones? Do you like how they look?

I have had the permanent falsies put on in the past.  I went to Greece for a couple weeks and didn't want to fuss with makeup while I was gone so I had them put on.  They were fantastic.  I didn't have to wear eye makeup at all and they always looked amazing.  I would definitely do it again even being that they were an hour to get put on and $100!

4. Let’s say money was no object and neither was time off to recover – are you an advocate of plastic surgery after weight loss?

Hell yes.  I would love to get my crepe-y tummy skin removed and  my boobies lifted when I get to goal.  The rest, I think I'd be fine to not bother with but when I've lost weight in the past (numerous times) those were the 2 areas that really bothered me.

5. Repeat question. Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.

Real life--- Honestly its boring.  I've worked myself to crazy exhaustion as usual.  I've worked out a couple times (which at this point really is just walking), I've occasionally considered kicking my hubby in the ass (see perfect mate ... above) because he was annoying me for some stupid reason and I've seen my brother and we've planned a camping trip for July.  My life is pretty boring at present.  On the flip side,  I've done alot of dreaming about what I COULD be doing... about getting a job in Dubai and moving there, about moving to Vancouver Island, I've even looked at real estate.  It's all pipe dreams at this point as we have 2 houses here currently so we have to stay at least until the end of this year so our renters are out.  The place we're living in?  Well we just bought it in Dec so we'd definitely lose money if we sold so early... who knows where life is going. 

Blog Land - trying to keep my blog current and properly chronicle my VSG experiences as openly as I can.  I want to make sure that anyone that reads these entries understands that its not all a bed of roses and its not easy by any means.  It's easy(er) to lose weight since you're so restricted but the head crap is sometimes alot to deal with. 


  1. Permanent falsies, cool! How long did they last? And I hope I didn't offend you saying I was hoping surgery would make it easy(er) for me. I know it won't be easy but I do so well when my appetite is under control and in the past Meridia and Topamax have helped me tremendously and I never felt deprived... (my topamax was prescribed for chronic pain, it's not speed or anything like some WL drugs). Anyway, I'm hoping surgery will help with my appetite because when that's in check, I do so fabulous. Yes, I still sometimes indulge and I don't eat "perfectly" but when my normal portions fill me up, I stop thinking about food. Even sweets. It's weird.

  2. They last until your eyelashes naturally come out in regular shedding process. Biggest thing about taking care of them is to make sure you don't rub your eyes or you risk pulling out your lashes prematurely.

    Oh no, I'm not easily offended. In fact I agree... I think we've had similar issues with how we have gained our weight!