So of you will remember that i had my surgery (sleeve) on June 30. I had complications of a leak from the staples, and spent 6 weeks in Middlemore, then a further 5 weeks recovering (waiting for stents to be removed).Those 5 weeks were horrible, as I didnt know but my stomach had collapsed around the stents, and I couldnt hydrate (any more than 20-30 mls made me vomit). I also couldnt lie down because the stents made it too uncomfortable, and they prevented my usual methods of stopping stuff coming back up, so i would lie down and undigested food and fluid would just come back out my mouth. So I slept in an arm chair for 5 weeks.
However, they took out my stents, reinflated my stomach and I was a new man. 6 Months later I am what I consider will be normal for the rest of my life.My mind still hungers after food, and I sometimes have to laugh at myself still thinking I am hungry but physically being not capable of putting more in… so I know it is just my mind, and what a powerful thing it is.One good thing about the sleeve is that you CAN NOT make your stomach bigger.. you can train yourself to eat more, and eat badly, but you can not physically make it bigger. So, it is possible to put weight on, but if you have half a brain, you wont.
So, when I started this process I was something over 200KG (205-210), on the day of surgery I was 179.5KG. Today I am 128KG wringing wet (cuz I weighed after having a shower, lol). I spent the day out in the sun weeding the garden and cleaning up rubbish, after having been to a clients premises to do some work, in my new “small” car. I spent most of the time bending over and picking stuff up. Tomorrow I am climbing on the roof to fix a hole in the garage, and would never have dreamed of it before.
I still have issues with eating too much, or too fast, or the wrong kind of thing. But as time goes on I get better, and all I can say is thank god for poached eggs, and baked beans. WOOT.I’m nearly half the man I used to be, I have no more diabetes, sleep apnea, or hypertension. But I do have dodgy knees, back and hips from the damage I did to them.
Looking forward to the next 6 months.
I do, however, not recommend this for anyone but the most needy.