My Path to Bariatric Surgery, Annotated For Your Enjoyment! Plus, New Pictures!

It’s been five months since I had gastric sleeve surgery, and things have gone far better than I could have imagined.

No complications.

A pain-free and rapid recovery.

Amazing results.

In five months, I’m down 105 pounds. Here are the pictures, including a side-by-side, before-and-after comparison, to date.

For those of you playing along at home, here are the numbers:

  • Age: 51
  • Height: 5′ 10″
  • Starting weight: 337
  • Current weight: 232
  • Goal weight: 195

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Here’s a pictorial representation of the data, annotated for your enjoyment.

Weight Loss, annotated

An annotated, five-year timeline of the path to bariatric surgery.

I’ve got another 35-40 pounds I’m going to lose, but the pace is slowing, and that cliff at the end of this timeline is beginning to flatten out a bit.

If you’ve been on a similar path, though, and you’re thinking about bariatric surgery, I can tell you this: I’m damn glad I went through with it. Best thing I ever did.

Bear in mind, though: your mileage may vary.

Also, FWIW, I’m doing some writing for now, which is a great site and wealth of information about virtually every aspect of bariatric surgery. If you’ve got questions, you’ll probably find the answer there. Check it out.

One thought on “My Path to Bariatric Surgery, Annotated For Your Enjoyment! Plus, New Pictures!

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