Welcome to my personal journey. On Saturday 20th July 2013 I had gastric sleeve surgery. It was a life-changing experience.
This site is presently under development. It will be designed to support people who suffer from obesity, or their family and friends who are seeking information to support their obese loved-one.
It will tell you about my personal lifetime battle with overweight and obesity. It will also provide information and answer at least some of your questions, especially about bariatric surgery.
Just to give you some perspective, I have lost over 40kgs since having bariatric surgery. I am one of the success stories. I am now quite literally, half the size I once was.
I know how hard it is to find a permanent solution to obesity, and how incredibly hard it is to take that step to a surgical solution.
I'm not a medical professional, I am just an ordinary person who has personally experienced the anguish and frustration of a lifetime of overweight.
I hope that this site will inform you and inspire you to make your own decisions.
Since I started my journey I have met so many people just like me. When I was contemplating the surgery I met some truly inspiring people who helped me to believe in my decision to proceed with such a ‘radical’ solution to my lifetime of obesity.
The surgery has had such a positive impact on my life. But it is a big decision!
That is why I have put this website together. I hope that if you are considering bariatric surgery, or someone you love or care about is considering surgery as a solution, then you can use this website as a source of information, and possibly even inspiration.
Either way, good luck with your journey.
Here are links to pages on this site that relate to obesity and bariatric surgery:
My life in pictures