Tuesday, December 12th. That’s it. We now have the date that my husband of almost 12 years will undergo a gastric sleeve surgery. It was a process that began a few years ago. When my husband first mentioned the discussion he and his doctor had about it, I said it seems so extreme. Let’s try one more serious diet / exercise program. It was a good try, but if you’re reading this blog, you probably already guessed how that went.
It’s like they say at those bariatric intro sessions, when you gain those pounds back, they bring friends. The body is a precision machine. It just doesn’t know that what it’s tuning towards is not optimal. After much consideration, we decided a reset of the system is in order.
My hub is a scientist so when we started down this path in the Summer, he got several books and read the scientific research. It all made sense and the decision was made. We read a book by a woman who had the sleeve surgery, thinking we’d get real-life insight. It was disappointing. It just seemed like a lay person writing about the topic. We have since found a vlogger who had the surgery and is honestly recording his journey. It’s been helpful for my husband.
That’s when I decided I should do the same for spouses, partners, significant others, family, friends, etc. My goal with this blog is to be vulnerable and truly share as we go through this process, including the good, the bad, the interesting, and any tips / advice / recipes we discover. I feel passionately that a strong support team (that’s us, people) can make all difference in our person succeeding. And that’s the most important thing.
Thankfully, everyone we’ve told has been supportive. Fingers crossed that continues. Quick sidebar, I want this blog to be a source of encouragement, so please no hate here.
Thank you for reading this post and good luck wherever you are.