- Start weight: 231 lbs
- Current weight: 161 lbs
- Date of surgery: 4/17/2008
- Type of surgery: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
My name is Ani. I had weight loss surgery April 17, 2008. The proceedure I had was the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. I went from being a very unhappy, unhealthy woman, to a woman who loves life. I was a type ll diabetic, on insulin, and multiple other medications for depression. Currently, I take nothing for diabetes, there is no need, as my last fasting blood sugar was completely normal. I don't take any medications for depression, because I am not depressed anymore. I went from a size 20 and 3x to a size 8-10 and M or L shirts and I have not reached my goal yet. As of this morning, I have 11 pounds to go, to get to goal, and I have no doubt that I will get there. I spent my entire life struggling with my weight, but thanks to the tool I have now, I feel I will be able to control my eating, and maintain my goal.
If I was to offer one piece of advice, it would be to research all the surgeries. Find the one that is going to work best for you. I hear all the time how different surgeons will suggest what they think, but in all honesty, this is YOUR body, and you have to live with the consequences of your decision. The VSG is a wonderful surgery, and in doing my research, I knew it was the only one for me.