Dating after gastric bypass

In October 2013, I had a tonsillectomy which resolved the recurring infections and mono.However, within a month of the surgery, I moved from Salt Lake City to Detroit and started a new job. Once I was in Detroit, I had a few personal epiphanies about my happiness.I also have stretch marks and surgery scars across my abdomen and stomach, so being intimate with my boyfriend can be intimidating at times.I knew what I was getting into when I signed up for this, but that knowledge doesn't erase the self-consciousness I feel when I get out of the shower, or when a stranger or child snickers because they don't understand why my body looks the way it does. When I first had my surgery, the guy I was with had been a best friend of seven years.(CNN) -- At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery.

See, here's the bottom line: The biggest thing that no one ever tells you about losing weight is that eventually, the number on the scale no longer matters.Angela Jones died after undergoing gastric bypass surgery.The 42-year-old dropped from 24 stone (left) to just four in as many years.Through my bad days and my good days, I am happier now than I have ever been.When I struggle or feel myself about to slip into old habits, I pull out a picture of what I used to look like.

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