Life Before & After Bariatric Surgery

Life Before & After Bariatric Surgery


One month before my surgery I took my daughter
to Disney World for her third birthday, and I dreaded it with every bone in my body. I did not want to walk around the park, and
I think I actually obsessed over how am I going to make it through this trip of walking
around the entire time, being miserable, being sweaty, etc. But then, I was able to look at the brighter
picture, and say I’m going to get up and do this because I already need to make myself
think, “in a month, your life is about to change, your surgery is scheduled a month
after your daughter’s birthday, and you will be able to do this like it’s nothing. You’ll be wanting to do this.” And, so I did. I went to Disney World, and it was everything
that I dreamed of as far as being hard to get around. I was tired, I slept like a baby at night
and I didn’t do night activities like one would who is enjoying their time in Florida. I couldn’t wait to get to surgery after I
came back from Disney World, just because my life was that much harder than now, we
fast forward to now, my life is that much easier and it was worth it. Literally, just 12 weeks ago, I was not able
to do what I can do now. I can run 2 miles in 18 minutes. I can do a Zumba class for an hour, and then
still do a mile on the treadmill afterwards. I can do push ups, sit ups. I can go upstairs and downstairs. I can do 18,000 steps on my FitBit, and I
remember I got my FitBit also a month before surgery. I didn’t walk 3,000 steps in a day. So, in 12 weeks my life has changed for the
best, and, I will never go back.

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