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I am 33 years old. I haven't always been overweight,Iwas a size 14 when I graduated high school.. Then I dropped down to a size 10.(I was pretty active when I graduated). I got married and my husband's family were very social eaters.(Not saying it was their fault) it just gave me an excuse to eat. I was a homemaker while my husband drove a truck. I became an overeater because I was bored and lonely , and it sometimes was emotional eating.
Then we had 2 children, I stayed home to take care of them. After staying home with them until they started school. I decided I was tired of setting at home alone so I started back to school.
Then I got a job as a Teacher's Aide in Head Start. I enjoyed my job alot. It seems to be really hard to get through each day at work and life in general because of my being overweight. I have not been real active.
Well initially I wanted the Lapband because it was less invasive, but I think it is not the right surgery for me after attending a seminar and hearing the Lapband and the RNY from the physicians/surgeons. I now want the RNY because I need the Malabsortive and restriction that comes with it. I don't want to have the Lapband because of fills and the band getting to tight. I don't want to keep going in and having fills and taking the chance that it might be to tight and then have to drive for a hour and a half to have fluid taking out.
I am here at OH to learn and find the support that I need to pursue and come out of surgery with support and friendly informative people that are here on this site. OH rocks!