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  • Name: Darcy Williamson
  • Age: 43
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: September 29th, 2014
  • Testimonial date: July 26th, 2015
  • Surgeon: Dr. Almanza
I have lost 40 pounds in 10 months. My heaviest was 190 my current weight is 140-145. I am struggling with the last 20 pounds. I am only 5'2". I am one of the slow losers and am grateful for that. A coworker of mine lost 50 pounds in 4 months or less and people judged her horribly. Lots of mean comments at work about her starving herself and how unhealthy she looked etc. I was jealous at first because she went from a large, size 12-15 and it took me forever to reduce the size of my clothes. Besides this, my main concern is and always will be to stay alive. I eat as many vitamins and minerals as I can. I am a vegetarian which has not been a problem. My iron is low but so is my coworkers and she eats meat.if anything, most people with this surgery can't eat meat any longer so I am ahead of the game. No problems with anything other than nausea if I try to eat carbs. Pasta,rice,potatoes are no longer a friend but that is good considering those are the things that truly cause problems with weight and disease. I have not always been over weight so dealing with the social aspect with weight loss has not affected me. It never ceases to amaze me how superficial society is and I clearly expected everyone around me to gain respect and pride for me because of this. Even tho I have not changed as a person, people idolize thin people. I had this surgery for my husband. He loves me no Matt what. We met when I was a size 12. My motivation for this surgery was him. I felt he deserved an attractive wife. I must advise everyone too however, that I did not get psychological assistance beforehand and I should have as you can tell by this post. I am happy with the results. I still feel as tho I made a fatal mistake and that I hope I don't get cancer in my stomach now as they will have to take the rest of it and leave me with a feeding tube. The results are slow but welcoming. I play soccer and it has given me more speed. I ride a sport motorcycle now. The opportunities of life have opened up since I've lost weight and I no longer get comments like "well, there is just more of you to love" or " wow, do you ever remind me of Melissa McCarthy" or my favorite comment. Y my son to a girl he just met: " my mom is a larger lady" when describing me. My step son also hasn't said to me "move your fat butt" since the surgery so I guess I made the right decision. Right? Anyway good luck to everyone.
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