February 2022

Katy McSweeny

1. What made you decide to have wls surgery?
I had crippling foot pain, plantar faciitis, tendinitis, I was in so much pain every day.
2. What was your weight prior to your WLS, and... What’s the goal?
I was 115.8kg before surgery, my goal weight is 70kg.
3. Did you get to the weight you wanted?
I'm only 5 months post op so am still losing 1kg or more a week! I've now lost 38kg and I'm now down to 79.8kg so feel that I'm going to sail right last my goal weight!
4. How do you feel now that you have had the surgery?
After I lost the first 15kg my feet and knee pain went, it was so amazing. I'm shopping in normal stores for clothes and am finding my style, I love my life now.
5. Were there any problems along the way?
I'm one of the lucky ones. I had roux n y bypass with hernia repair and I have had no issues at all, no nausea or vomiting, no lethargy etc.
6. Would you do it again now that you know what you know?
Yes I would, it saved my life and I look and feel like the real me now.
7. What are some of the inspiring things you can think of that you have noticed along the way?
I have completely changed the way I look at food and I believe it sets me up for success once I have to maintain. I've started hiking and bushwalking and love it, I couldn't walk around my house before.
8. Did you have some happy unexpected surprises?
Yes, I can cross my legs! I can also go horse riding again.
9. What advice do you have for anyone preparing for surgery?
Change your relationship with food asap, look at it as fuel, not rewards or comfort. Make the changes before surgery.
10. What is the one very best thing that has resulted from your surgery? What has been the hardest part of your journey?
The very best thing is being lain free, but catching my reflection in mirrors stops me in my tracks too!
Do you agree to share your story
Yes, I love inspiring others that's why I share my journey on instagram at @katy2.022