Well suffice to say, I thought it was time to update my readers on the status of my 2 year post op WLS life. Yes, two years have passed since I embarked on my life changing journey of the good, bad, and ugly! June 30th 2010 marked the two year anniversary of my body altering WLS surgery. I have encountered many problems along the way and thing have been difficult at times to say the least. Physically I’m feeling much better and am able to excercise an hour or so day without exhaustion or falling on my face with my tongue hanging out! I am much more conditioned cardiovascularly and muscularly. My stamina has increased ten times over, BUT this has not come with out cost of some sort.
I have encountered episodes of severe vomiting and nausea over the past 2 years and have had to surgery to repair internal hernias and adhesions from the result of my orginialy surgery. My frustration level remains high at times. Some days it seems that the food I am able to eat does not pass through my intestines and is infact “blocked” at times. My vitamin and mineral leves continue to drop and I have been prescribed Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and now the latest Vitamin B6. My protein level has dropped and I have to continue with protein supplements, even at two years out!
This has not been an easy journey to adapt to, and I have tried to address my frustrations in a positive manner so I often Tweet or Facebook to blast out my feelings. I seek refuge in my travel day dreams and often find myself plannin for our next travel adventure with my partner and husband! In the meantime I keep looking over the fence and continue to look forward to the future without any more complications.