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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Monday, December 19, 2011


FMM: Have You Ever?

1. …traveled outside of your home country?  If so, where?  
Yup, I love to travel.  I've been to Greece, Turkey, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), several places in USA and several places in Mexico!

2. …performed on stage in front of at least 1,000 people? If so, share some details!  
When I was a kid, I was in the choir and did the Festival of Trees performances often.  Never did get over my stage fright though!

3. …watched an episode of Jersey Shore?  
Unfortunately once.  It was a mistake I regret to this day.  That's an hour I'll never get back of my life.  It was like a train wreck, I couldn't look away.

4. …baked a cake from scratch?  If so, what’s your specialty?  
Many times.  Banana and carrot are my favs I'd say.

5. …worked in a grocery store?  
Nope.  I never ever wanted to work in the food industry in any way.

6. …dated someone who was your best friend first?  
Sort of.  Hubby and I met and tried dating for awhile and it was just the wrong time.  So we became best friends instead.  3 years later, we decided to give it another try and here we are married now 1.5 years :)

7. …made a difference in someone’s life during Christmas?  
I donate, I've worked at Santa's Anonymous wrapping presents for kids and stuff.  That's about it.

8. …been on TV?  
Yup a couple times.  Once for a troubleshooter thing because my ISP was screwing people over and they decided to interview me.  Another when I was a kid, they did a Christmas special for several families called "Yes there is a Santa Claus" as our parents were both union workers and had been on lockout for 18 months on strike.  The other unions and donations made it possible for us to have a pretty amazing Christmas for 6 kids!

9. …had cosmetic surgery?
I've had lasik surgery and weight loss surgery.  I don't really know if either are considered "cosmetic" to others so I've noted them but to me they were absolutely necessary and I wouldn't change those decisions for a second!

10. …learned a second language?  If so, what else do you speak?
All Canadians (pretty much) learn French in school.  I speak it haltingly and can understand it mostly.  I'm also teaching myself Spanish :)

Now it’s your turn.  I know it’s a busy week, but I hope you’ll take a few minutes to share your answers on your own blog.  And if you do, don’t forget to come back here to link up in the comments.  

Happy Monday friends!

1 comment:

  1. Greece is definitely next on my list (along with Italy).

    I've never made banana cake - sounds yummy!!

    Stopping by from FMM :)