Sleeve Gastrectomy in 2018 – before and after weight loss surgery
Total weight loss: 40kgs after 12 months
Well, it’s been 12 months since my gastric sleeve and I can’t tell you the impact it’s had on my life. I would first like to thank my awesome GP Dr Zara Mason who now works for you guys, she is amazing!! Also, the whole wonderful team at Jordaan’s I cannot thank enough.
I’ve lost over 40kgs, gone down 5 pant sizes, I’m now a size “M”, not a 3XL. I’m more healthy and fit than when I was 20!! Thanks to the surgery I’m smashing 40 years old.
Anyone who wants to listen I tell about the benefits of this surgery. If you would like me to attend any information nights and talk about how this surgery has changed my life I would be more then happy to speak and attend.
What would you like to say to people considering surgery?
Do your research and ask as many questions as possible. This was the best way for me… Post-surgery support is essential in a successful journey.
What was the defining moment for you to take the step to have surgery?
When some clothes I bought got too small only after 3 months of buying them. It was then I realised I had to do something drastic. My wife and I made enquiries and got the surgery 1 month apart from each other.
What has been your biggest achievement?
My wife and I completed the 10km at the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon. We are now training for the half marathon at the Gold Coast Running Festival in April 2020. Overall, being able to run further and faster and have a fit and healthy lifestyle has been the biggest achievement.
What was your biggest hurdle?
The initial first few months were the hardest for me personally. As I was an emotional and stress eater I needed to find another way to manage stress. Also processing the fact that I could only eat a fraction of what I used to be able to eat was hard mentally. But now I love the fact that I eat small.
How you feel now?
I feel absolutely fantastic!!!! I have the goal to participate in Ultra Marathon’s in the very near future, I would never in my wildest dreams have even contemplated doing this. The overall feeling of “wellbeing” is something I haven’t experienced for a long time.