2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


My laparoscopic incisions are healing well (all five of them) and I can judge my healing progress on how I'm sleeping.

I'm a side sleeper ... I hate sleeping on my back, which is really the only option post surgery swelling & incisions! Last night I managed to get in some sleeping on both my right and left sides! YAY! I did spend most of the night on my back, but it was so nice to get side time! No pain anymore, just a little discomfort - mostly in the belly button incision. However, Totally Manageable!

Hurray for healing progress! Right after surgery it felt like that swelling was never going to go away!!! Phew!


  1. Glad to hear you are sleeping better...it sure makes a difference for me in making good food choices and exercising if I get good sleep the night before. :-)

  2. Sleep is a biggie for sure!! Also...makes sure the grumpies stay away!