Had my bypass on 30th march last year and looking at the before and after pictures I can't believe the difference 12 months can make. I look like two different people! But why do I look in the mirror and still see the big me? Why do I still go to the plus size clothes shops first? Why do I still feel like a size 26 not the 10-12 I'm buying now? I feel so lucky to have this chance of a better/healthier life and can't thank my surgeon or the dietitian enough. My highlights so far have been fitting in an aeroplane seat with loads of spare room, being able to park in a multi storey and have enough room to get in or out of the car without having to drive round and look for a space on the end so I can open the door wide enough to fit. Taking my 3 grandchildren to Disneyland Paris this year and I'll be going on every single ride with them, i won't be the one holding the bags and pretending I don't like the rides. I can't wait!!! The last year has been quite a journey but l'd do it all over again.