My name is Sara and I am 36 years old and I live with my husband in Höganäs. Was born and raised in Falkenberg but moved down to Skåne 15 years ago.
I think I’ve tried most diets available. When I was 20 years old, I tested the Cambridge cure and lost a lot of weight. But this was no sustainable solution for me when I gained weight again, and then put on more pounds than I had lost. Then it’s been like that for 15 years.
I’ve been thinking for years about having surgery. What made me make the decision was when my cardiologist told me that she thought I should do it. I have a valve that will need surgery in the future and in order to cope with that surgery I needed to lose weight.
I did a Gastric bypass on October 7, 2019 in Kristianstad. Since I have been extremely afraid of everything related to health care, I was very nervous before the surgery. But when I came to the department everyone was so kind and caring and it reassured me very much. When it came time for surgery, everything went so fast so I barely had time to get nervous. I remember when I woke up that I was absolutely sure that I had only slumbered for a minute or two and that they had not operated on me yet. After the surgery, I was really alert all day. I just had pain in the shoulders from the laparoscopy gas and I was up and walking a lot. The staff took well care of me and I never felt worried about anything.
The first two weeks after the surgery, I thought it was the hardest with the food. I had no appetite and just eating liquid food was hard. I remember so well how happy I was when it came time to start eating mashed food.
I have not had any complications and I have not had any dumping, for which I am very grateful. I can eat anything. But I myself have chosen not to eat any sugar, that is, sweets and cakes. And it’s not something I miss.
Before the surgery I weighed 169.7 kg and today I weigh 94.5 kg. That is, I have lost about 75 kg since the operation. I never dreamed I’d lose so much in a year.
Life has become so much easier and more fun. My husband always says he’s got a brand new wife. I dare to try new things and I’m not afraid of what people should think and think about me. I work out at the gym twice a week and I work out padel once a week. I would never have done that before the surgery.