I found a link to this site on an old computer and decided to check in.

How time flies: I'm now 9 years and one month post-op, Went from 346 down to 187 which was way too low for my frame, now stabilized at roughly 210 for the past five or so years. Very happy with the ultimate result.

Zero side effects. Nothing. Getting sleeved was a game changer for me. I don't have to shop in big-n-tall shops anymore. I look good and feel good. Had cosmetic surgery (whatever the male equivalent of a "mommy makeover" is) back in 2015.

One interesting little factoid: I'm on a well-known dating site. I talk about having had a gastric sleeve in my dating profile. I'd say roughly 50% of the women I've met through online dating have had a sleeve! "Instant bonding experience" (plus we laugh and say we order one large dish when we go out to dinner and split it two ways). Gastric sleevers are the ultimate inexpensive dinner date.

If someone like me can lose weight and keep it off, you can too. I wish the very best of luck to you all. There's a brave new world out there for you.