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Hello all and thanks for taking the time to look at my page.. Hmm, where to start??
I've always been overweight for as long as I can remember. I come from a family of heavy-set people. I remember being in elementary school and what seems like once a week they called all the "fat" kids down to the nurses office and weighed us. And from what I remember none of us became skinny from that experience. I also remember being in middle school (like 6th grade) and the school nurse calling me down for the yearly physical and one time telling me that if I don't lose weight I'll be dead by the time I was 20.. from that point on, I hated that woman. BUT I would like to find her and say that she was wrong, I'm currently 29 and am still alive, lol. And other then a few issues, I'm in good health. I've dieted, starting at a young age, too many times to count, counting calories, measuring out food, diet pills, all of it, and I would lose 10 or 20lbs and then gain it all back and then some.
I always felt as though I would never find someone for me because of my weight, well boy was I wrong. I met my husband in 2003, and I always worried whether he truly liked me or if he felt bad for me. Truth is, he loves me for me!! He always tells me he loves me just the way that I am. We were married November 2006.
I've always said that I was gonna get weight loss surgery because I knew that on my own I would never be at a healthy weight, it just seemed unreachable, and finally all the stars aligned and I got the nerve to make the phone call for a consult. So on Christmas Eve 2009 my sister and I went to see Dr. Wasser because I initially was interested in either gastric bypass or lap-band. I had no clue that the DS even existed. Sure enough the dr said theres no way that they would perform either of those surgeries on me because of my high weight and that in the long run I would wind up needing a revisional surgery. I'm glad that he was honest with me and not just trying to get money for any surgery. He told me all about the DS, and that I would now be a patient of Dr. Greenbaum's and I went home and started researching. I found this forum by fluke, but I'm glad that I did because I have learned alot from all of you already. I feel that this is the best surgery for me!! Finally there's hope that I'll be ok..
I hope to get my life back. There are so many things that I want to do. There are times that I feel like my husband has suffered because of my weight, because there have been things that he's wanted to do and I physically can't. I can't walk far without my back or legs hurting or being out of breath, and having to stop. I want to have a family. I looove babies and all of my life I have wanted my own. With the DS I will be able to. I think that's what I'm the most excited for honestly. I want to be able to go on vacation and be able to walk distances and not worry about havin swollen ankles and aching feet or where the next bench is. I want to be able to not have to worry about whether I will fit into that seat or that ride or that booth when we go out to eat. And another thing is I can't wait until I can shop for clothes in a normal store with everyone else. I've always went clothes shopping with everyone else and dreamed about being able to buy something in that store. I finally won't be limited to the places that I'll be able to shop at. I'm excited for a new lease on life.
I hope you enjoyed reading my little blurb about me.. If you have any questions oe wanna talk, feel free to message me...