My name is Michelle, I am VSGMOM. I made the life changing decision to have weight loss surgery, after 2 of my beloved family members had strokes with in a few years of each other. Neither of them were obese. For the first time, I started to care about my size and about my quality of life. I considered my family, especially my children and I knew that I needed to make some drastic changes if I wanted to live a good life and be the best mom I could be.
On August 4, 2010 I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy. This blog was started to document my experience with weight loss surgery. It has since evolved into my passion with in this WLS community and our need to be advocates for ourselves and each other.