Good Morning Xangaland!
My last update post was in September. I felt I should update one final time as I have just passed the one year anniversary of my surgery. This will be my final picture update post, unless something changes drastically.
Yesterday was my one year checkup for my gastric bypass surgery! (Of course it was a bit late as my actual one year anniversary was on December 27, 2005.)
My doctor and nurse actually did not recognize me when I went into the office yesterday. They called my case an unprecedented success. He actually asked me if I could send before and after pictures to the office so that I could be put in a flyer for the clinic! My doctor said that as far as he is concerned I am at my goal weight, to forget the last ten pounds and he said I don’t need a tummy tuck which is apparently unusual… He even told me that they had marked me down as a sucess story after my 7 month appointment… because I had already lost 70% of the weight that I was supposed to lose. They were shocked! I’m a little shocked too when I look at these pictures, I have to say.
So…. for the final post…
12 Months ago my life changed.
I had Gastric Bypass surgery on December 27th of 2004.
For health reasons.
In the intervening months I have;
Gone from 285 pounds to 150 pounds. A loss of 135 pounds.
Gone from a size 22 to a size 4. A loss of 9 pant sizes.
Gone from 6 daily medications to just a handful of vitamins.
Gone from death by 30 to a long life ahead of me.
Here are my before and after front shots….
The before was taken just two days before the surgery on Christmas day of 2004.
Here are my before and after side shots….
The before was taken just ten days before surgery.
Here is my before head shot taken just two days prior to surgery.
And me now.
So here is to one year of amazing blessings. To a new beginning and a second chance…
To a life appreciated.
Song of the day? You Are My Hiding Place by Selah…. This song is one of my all time favorite songs and it has pulled me through many hard times… today it is a love song to my God who has been faithful in all things..