I decided to get VSG after I was having trouble...
10 Mar 2016
5 months post
I decided to get VSG after I was having trouble walking, just turned 40 and my health & vitals was going crazy all of a sudden. I work in marketing in a high pressure active job. I couldn't afford to be immobile and continue to have health issues. So I did my research found out Dr. Alfons Pomp is the best in NYC at VSG. Set up a meeting at Cornell Weill as soon as I turned 40 in sept 2015. It was the best decision I ever made. I do have some issues with some of the staff and follow up care.
But, the post follow up management isn't what matters as much as the surgeons actually surgical skill and my health stats end results. So my wounds healed with no issue. I hardly have scars. And my weightloss was immediate and continues. My vitals for diabetes, pulse and blood pressure are all NORMAL. Within 3 days of surgery all my health issues magically disappeared. Years of being on glumetza and now my diabetes was just gone.
My stats are at 4 months post op as follows. VSG date: 10.29.15 | HW: 228.8 lbs (37 bmi severely obese) | Lost: 52.2 lbs | CW: 176.6 lbs (29 bmi overweight).
So my highest weight I was severely obese with 2 or more co-morbidities : diabetes and high blood pressure and Erractic pulse. My current weight is now considered just overweight. I continue to lose weight. My goal weight is 145 lbs. to hit the weight class of :normal.
Feel free to follow me on Instagram: gastricsleeve_nika
Another before and after progress update
29 Mar 2016
5 months post
Here's another before and after photo. And my current weight status update. My "mini" goal for 6 months post op is 165 lbs. My ultimate goal at 18 months post op is 145 lbs. I'm 8 lbs away from my mini goal with a month more til the mini goal deadline. I hope I can do it! ????
I'm 10 months out & doing great
23 Jul 2016
9 months post
Just wanted to show my progress at 10 months. I'm at my mini goal weight of 165. Ultimately I want to be 145 lbs. So I've lost 63 lbs and I have 20 more to go.
I'm adding some photos of my progress.
On Instagram, I've been posting my entire sleeve journey with daily updates and weekly before and afters. My IG username is: nikalove_lives
But I highly recommend Dr. Pomp. My niece just had the surgery by him a month ago. She's already down 20 lbs. He's pretty amazing. And right now, I eat everything I want. Just in smaller portions. So to put it into perspective, I still love pizza. I just can only eat 1 slice and I'm full. It's been great. I have had no complications to speak of.
My biggest issues are remembering to hydrate enough. Not eating too late at night. Those are my struggles. They may be why I am losing slower these days. But I am still losing. And I'm super happy with my progress.
I ?? my sleeve
Almost a full year out. A few more weeks (oct 29) and it's my one year surgiversary. Here's some recent photos of my progress. I post daily on Instagram. Feel free to see my progress there. @nikalove_lives