I posted this on Instagram, but I know not everybody follows that channel.
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Yesterday was 12 weeks post op, but I hadn’t posted about it because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say.
Recently, I’ve been told a lot about how brave I was to not only go through VSG surgery, but to share it as well.
Going into this, I didn’t feel brave. Or strong. Or healthy. Or... happy.
I felt pain. From my anxiety? From stress? Sleep apnea? All of it. I was also having a lot of pain in my body stemming from digestive issues. My joints hurt, my hands would swell up badly and my mood was always poor. “Fake it ‘til you make it” was my favorite motto.
This process wasn’t really about my weight. I’m down 40lbs and that’s great.
More so? I’m happier, healthier and those issues I noted above have dissolved by 98%.
To anyone considering this process, I’m happy to tell you my story. If this could help me, maybe it could help someone else, too.
That’s why it is important to share our stories, whatever they may be. You never know who it is helping, but chances are, it IS helping someone.
PS: A few people have inquired about gluten potentially being an issue. It isn't, I was already tested. That would've made it much easier!
I feel like a Bariatric Warrior, don't you?
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