Gonna be thinner girl
Inspiring - hope i can get my funding and follow your example xxxxxx
you've accomplished a heck of a lot and should be so so proud of yourself. You inspire me and I am grateful that you joined this site dear x
I agree that this is a journey with many an obstacle. When you're pre-op, in the UK at least, the wait is usually long and painful and it seems like forever till you get your op and your special day is here. Little did I realise that this was just the beginning. Don't get me wrong, I'll be eternally grateful to my team and the NHS for having had this operation, but the hard work is with me now, for the time being and probably for most of my life. There is the new lifestyle, new diet/nutrition, and then there are the often not mentioned issues with body image, self confidence, isolation, relationship changes due to the change in the body and so on and so forth.
This forum is a helping hand at any time of day, there is always someone here with open arms or to answer questions and offer a sympathetic ear - for that I am grateful.
Looking forward to hearing more about your journey. There aren't that many users here that are 4 years out of surgery. Congratulations to you and well done!
Benrese - you look amazing. Well done hun! and I agree with what the others have said - it's great having someone so far out from their op and seeing that they're still maintaining. I think particularly for me as I was watching a youtube video of a lady who had a gastric bypass, and 3 years later, put on most of the weight she'd lost. It was really disheartening as I'm now 4 days post-op, and I don't like to think I went through something so drastic that might not actually work.
Sorry to put a damper on things - I'll now look to you for inspiration