Keep in mind that I was (still am) no different than any other post-op on this journey. I didn't know I'd start Bariatric Foodie. I didn't know I'd come to have this HUGE support network. I didn't know that I'd learn to accept love and that I'd learn to love myself!
Looking back at this is sort of unreal to me. I have a renewed appreciation for the person I was back then. She was BRAVE. She was STRONG. She was a FIGHTER. And she still is.
Pre-ops if you don't keep a diary, consider starting one. Because I promise you, a day will come when you NEED to read something like this to remind you just how far you have come.