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.

Friday, January 31, 2014

I am the grand prize winner of: Gallstones.

Yes, ultrasound confirmed yesterday.  I have gallstones.

I'm going to have to be very careful about what I eat until surgery.

Not that this will do me any had, fat is the major componenet of most of the food that I eat and that needed to change anyway.

Also, fasting all day reminded me that ACTUAL hunger, is not something that I've been letting myself feel very often.... and she wonders why she is stuck in th 240's.

Anyway,that is all.  Mystery solved - thankfully. Silver lining - eating better is starting today!!   No more nightly ice cream (yes..that was happening!! not much ice cream, but it was 6/7nights a week).

The real sad is that I can't have eggs!!!!! 


  1. Ooooooh nooooooooo!!! I had my gall bladder out in 1998 and it was (and still to this day) was the most horrific pain I've ever been in (when my body was attempting to pass stones...horrible pain!) I was never so happy to be rid of a bodily organ! The good news is the actual surgery is really easy and life before and after having your gall bladder taken out is exactly the same! Glad you figured out what is going on! Sorry you have to go through this.

  2. yikes -- hang in there, you'll feel so much better after your surgery :D