I love the way you have beat this monster that has damaged your youth. I also suffered and had the surgery and now wish after losing 165 lbs to come up with a new look. It is very hard to do well because of several things that happen from having the surgery. From a girlfriend in my dreams listen to my advise.
1. eat extra protein for your hair.((hair becomes thin and breaks a lot)
2. check your blood and iron in your blood (I had a heart attack because I was not told this)
3. get B12 shot as often as possible because you become very tired and don't even know it.
4. Which your teeth and see the dentist every 3 or 4 months (because many of my teeth have become loose and caps have fallen out because of it.)
5.BOTTOM LINE IF IT CAME DOWN TO DOING IT AGAIN I WOULD BE THE FIRST IN LINE AT THE DOCTORS. IT GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK AND I WAS ABLE TO GROW UP WITH MY 3 CHILDREN.
Stay strong pretty lady I would love to travel to North Jersey to see your store and buy some goodies.