Single Status Update
I haven't been on this forum for many years so thought I'd give an update. I had my RNY in 2002, pre-op 273+lb, 5'6", 46 yrs old. I have never regretted my surgery. It saved my life. It has been a wonderful tool despite my challenges over the years. I am a serious sugar addict and was able to regain slowly 60 lbs.. I still feel some restriction from my pouch thank God, but grazing on food / sugar throughout the day is why I gained weight. I've had problems with anemia and vitamin deficiencies during times that I didn't consistently take my vitamins which are critical. My diabetes went away for 14 yrs but returned with my weight regain or possibly because I was destined to eventually get diabetes anyway since I am 65 yrs old. I am so grateful that I haven't been morbidly obese for the past 18 yrs. Surgery changed my life.
I am now actively involved in Overeaters Anonymous online zoom meetings to help me with my addiction to sugar and abnormal relationship with food. It has helped me immensely. If you are struggling, consider going to OA. Surgery helps with weight loss but doesn't cure food addiction.