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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I always thought there was time and I can be lazy now and fix it later. But now is later andit is out of control. i think I had to wake up and realize where i was.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
10/06 236 bmi 37.9
Checked myself into the hospital because I have been feeling faint. Heart is racing. I think I am having a stroke. I haven't been taking my meds because I can't afford them. The hospital staff freaks because they think I should have had a stroke and don't understand why I haven't. Say it is a miracle with bp of 210/100. I have to stay in the hospital for 5 days waiting for my bp to go down. Now they find I have an enlarged heart. My pcp does not show but sends someone I have never met. He is amazing. He listens. He actually says i need to lose weight. What someone agrees with me? They usually say high bp runs in the family. No reason why you have it you just do. But no. Dr. Liang says lose weight or you will die. I love it. Smack in the face honesty. Now please help me. So from 10/06-04/08 I see Dr. Liang regularly. I was not trying to qualify for surgery but seeing him as needed to keep my bp under control. So in 04/08 I decide let's move forward. Well since I did not see the dr. every month for the past 6 months I have to now do the 6 month diet. Every month be here and get all vitals noted. So on 04/28/08 I have an ekg, chest xray, nut consult, pych eval and blood workup. I am sent for a sleep study. Dr. says no oxygen can cause weight gain. I have not lost a poung but gained 8. Sleep stufy confirms sleep apnea put on cpap. Now I am at one more visit and Cigna adds a requirement. BMI of 35 or more with cormorb. for 24 months. Now waiting on hosp records to show bmi in 10/06 and one more dr visit on 9/15. Please let this work. I am so excited for a new life. I use to be a dancer now I can't stand long without my back hurting. I am so ready.