I went into surgery at 330 lbs – when I went under for surgery I thought I was having gastric bypass. During surgery it came to be known that my intestines were positioned wrong for the surgery, so I had to settle on a gastric sleeve instead.
It was awesome at first. I lost 100 lbs in one year. Then it all came down: I found out I had cancer, lost my job, had marital problems… all my old eating habits came back. Stress and alcoholism went right along with it.
I did the atkins diet, but it’s hard when your family is not doing it and the wife encourages “cheat weekends”, which is how it started.
I am slowly gaining weight and 14 months after surgery I weigh 260 lbs. I am depressed and hungry all the time.