8 Months VSG Check-In


Hello everybody! Guess what? It's been 8 months since I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)! I think the post title might have given that away. So, things are going well, trucking along. Remember when my doctor told me to be careful about getting lax with my food intake? I should have listened more closely. I ate a lot of sweets this month (a lot for me post-VSG, not a lot for pre-VSG me). … [Read more...]

7 Months Post-VSG Check In

Hey everyone! Seven months since I had my stomach cut out through Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)? Yes, yes it is. I had my 6-month check up with my bariatric surgeon last week and there was high-fiving. She's really happy with my progress, and doesn't see any trouble reaching my goal weight. She did tell me that I needed to start being careful about sugar now, as a lot of patients start craving … [Read more...]

I’m Not Jealous

I'm surrounded by women who are doing amazing things. They go on fabulous trips and meet their heroes. National companies are asking to use their art, develop ice cream recipes, and shoot commercials for them. Most of these friends are people I've met through blogging...and most I've never met in real life. I get to watch their successes via social media where I can put happy faces on their status … [Read more...]

The Time Tobin Was a Demon Ghost

Let me tell you about the time Tobin was a demon ghost. But first, three things: (1) While most of our master bathroom is spacious, the toilet is in a really small water closet. It's so small that when you're sitting on the toilet, the doorknob is right at your ear; (2) I like watching ghost stories. However, I am always spooked for weeks after I watch them (especially if they're good ones); and, … [Read more...]

Six Months Post-Op Check In

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I can't believe it's been six months since I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG). It really feels like I just had the procedure. Just time-wise, not pain-wise or healing. I can't feel a thing in any of my incisions or anything like that. This month, I got a little better with food and I started moving almost every day. I've been swimming and doing some strength exercises. I listed the moving … [Read more...]