At 9 months since his bariatric surgery things are progressing well.
He continues to lose weight – which is noticeable as you look at him, not from having his weight checked as he has been doing so well that he hasn’t seen a doctor in a couple months!
His diet has pretty well normalized. He drinks plenty of water, using Crystal Light (name brand and generic) for flavor, sipping it throughout the day. For breakfast he eats about half what he did pre-surgery, and has a better variety, a bowl of broth and a bowl of cereal. He loves citrus fruits during the day, with maybe a salad or some tomatoes with Italian dressing. Dinner is more varied, spaghetti (again about half what he used to eat), hamburger, different types of fish, and with cooler weather finally beginning to approach, casseroles. He snacks better too, less sweets and more cottage cheese, corn tortillas with cheese and a little meat, or blue cheese (yuck!) :)
He has more energy, so is doing more on his own, without always needing someone right there to help out. He falls asleep faster and sleeps better. There’s still the arthritis issue, and he gets more sore from doing more, but it hasn’t stopped him, only slowed him sometimes. He doesn’t bounce, but he walks with more balance. His outlook on life is better too.
Bariatric surgery has been a blessing in his life!