So. I am sharing a secret. I’ve told precious few people and was going to wait. But after two years on a wait list, followed by two months waiting for the program orientation in late May, followed by medical approval from the program’s doctor on my first visit in early June, and then dietician approval this past week on my first visit, I am over the moon to say that my file has been forwarded to a surgeon, and I will be getting weight loss surgery within the next three to six months (the average wait time from the surgeon receiving your file until your surgery). I am a lot smaller now than I was when I was referred by my GP two years ago and have lost a lot of weight since December, however, I have struggled with weight all of my life and it has had a very, very negative impact on my mental health and self-esteem over the years. It’s been very hard for me. I’ve lost and gained and lost and gained an incredible amount of weight in my life and I’m just tired of it. I am beyond grateful and incredibly happy for this opportunity. And for anyone who thinks that this is the easy way out: try having 85% of your stomach cut out and then eat mush essentially for almost a year, and then tiny portions for the rest of your life, and then get back to me. This, if anything, is the hard way to do it. And I’m ready for the challenge and more excited for the future than I have been in a very long time.
I'm Alex, and I live on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Here I detail my weight loss and fitness, and all of the wonderful things that I get to do now! Come along and perhaps I'll haphazardly make it through this beautiful tragicomedy known as life. View all posts by Alex T