Well… It’s nearly time. I’ve battled with weight my entire life only to arrive at this moment. By the end of the day I will have received a call to know what time to be at the hospital for admittance for my weight loss surgery, the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
This has been a tough decision to make, one that has not been done in haste or without intense reflection. My brother had made the exact same decision many years ago, but unfortunately 3 days after having his surgery he passed away due to cardiac arrest within the hospital. Of course that thought has plagued my mind every. single. day. since deciding to have this surgery… So much of our stories is eerily similar. Yet, so much of our story could not be more different.
I am going into this surgery with faith in the doctors and faith in my God. Faith that I am doing the correct thing at the correct time, with the correct reasons. I try to pray, but I never remember and get distracted… Not now, though. Now I have had no issue with praying daily for safety covering me and my wife, and my family.
Tomorrow starts a new era for me. Tomorrow is a new beginning. I fully intend to maximize this surgery to everything it has to offer. To not be part of the statistic that only loses a small portion of weight, and especially to not be the statistic of weight regain. This is way too much of a change, way too much of reflection and there is no room for failure.
Hope you’ll stick around as this site evolves along side my body transformation. I hope to gain more health, more confidence, and attain the faith that can move a mountain.