I was sleeved on November 9th. It was quite the ordeal, a hiatal hernia, and a very severe umbilical hernia that caused so much pain and issues that I was in the hospital for five days.
But I am sleeved. It's not been what I expected. I'm still hungry all the time. Unfortunately, the band caused so much damage that I have esophageal dilation, which my surgeon thinks is causing the hunger. The good news is I can't eat much, and I am working very hard on discipline, so I am down 46 lbs since my surgery (in 7.5 weeks).
In 2013, I hope to lose 100 lbs to hit my stretch goal, become a runner (once again), and blog weekly.
Hope all is well with everyone!