Post Date: 6/17/12 9:10 pm
Hello everyone! I have been somewhat of a lurker the past few months. I realized tonight that this forum has given me so much insight and encouragement that I should probably make my presence known. I am hoping to be able to ask more questions and hopefully give some answers and friendship right back to you all!
My name is Monica, I am 21 years old and live in Wisconsin. I had my surgery on June 11, this past Monday. What an experience so far. I am happy and relieved but today the emotion**** hard and I am such a mess. Reading what everyone says has assured me that I am normal and just need to keep going through the movements, losing weight and eventually I will be so grateful for the surgery. Not a lot of my friends understand what I have gone though because I am fairly young and surrounded by many skinny minis. But my coworkers and family have been so supportive.
I can't wait to get to know everyone; People my age, people who has their surgery around the same time as me, people who had the surgery forever ago, people with common struggles, etc!! It's a very warm feeling to know I am not the only one fighting this battle.
By the way, I am trying to upload a picture but can't on my iPad... But certainly will when I can get near a computer. It's always fun to put a face to the words.
Have a good night my new friends!