I just stumbled on this site while Googling "how many grams of protein in one medium shrimp?". I'm so glad to find a community of folks who have also had weight loss surgery and who can understand what I'm going through!
I've struggled with weight my whole adult life. I've lost the same 70-100 pounds over and over again just to put it back on (and then some). I have been well over 300 pounds for the last 6 years and Hashimoto's thyroiditis is constantly messing with my metabolism. I had pretty much given up on ever getting back down to a normal weight again. I landed in the hospital for a week in April because I couldn't walk more than a few feet without getting winded and feeling pain in my neck (carotid arteries) and a pounding headache. My blood pressure was out of control. I had double coronary artery bypass grafts in 2005 and I was at a high risk of heart attack or stroke. Talk about a wake-up call. After years of debating whether to have WLS or "try to lose it on my own", I decided to have the surgery that I needed to save my life.
I'm just shy of two months out from my sleeve gastrectomy. I lost 50 pounds in preparation for the surgery and I've lost 28 post-surgery. I'm just shy of halfway to my goal weight and I feel AMAZING! For the first time in a very long time, I feel like I'm in control of (rather than being controlled by) what I eat.
My recovery was pretty quick and painless. I'm never hungry. Eating is almost a chore now. I haven't had any "dumping" episodes. My only aversions to food so far are water and lemonade (sugar-free, of course) -- my go-to drinks pre-surgery, but now I can't stand the taste.
I'm thrilled to be here and I'm looking forward to sharing our weight-loss journeys!