I just found this forum, but have been lurking on OH for awhile and thought I'd introduce myself.
My name is Lisa, I am 28 years old, married for 3 years now, and am fighting with my insurance to get a DS. I made the decision in 2008 to get WLS but was turned away by my pcp. Since then, my health has rapidly declined but I haven't given up fighting to get the surgery.
I found out Dr. Crookes is the only surgeon in my state to accept my insurance that does the DS so I am trying to get in for a consultation with him. I haven't told that many about my decision to have the surgery and am working on trying to tell the rest.
I am doing this for the health reasons. I lost both my parents to cancer when they were both 58 and my grandfather died from a heart attack at 58 too so I am trying to make it past that age by having the surgery and getting my health back.
Thanks for reading :)