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I'm a mother of three awesom kids, and happily married to very supportive husband. We live in South West Michigan. I have always been 'bigger' than the other kids. In school I was one of the tallest females. I was 5'll by the begining of 8th grade, I about 6 foot now. I started getting heavier when we became latch key kids when I was in the fourth grade. We had a few unsupervised hours between after school and when our mother would come home for work--we would get bored and we would eat. We were also raised to clean our plates, which I definitely this contributed to future issues.
I have a big family history of obesity, heat disease, and diabetes on my father's side of the family and seem to favor that side the most. My paternal grandfather died of a massive heart attack at the age of 52, and then my dad died at 54 from congestive heart failure. I'm 28 and alreay take hypertensive medications. I don't want to die at fifty something.
I started to research bariatric surgery in 2002 right after my second son was born, and my then doctor did not agree that it was right for me because I had no risk factors other than family history. Two years later is when my dad died, and I had had enough! I decided that I would pursue the idea again. I've done alot of research, and after starting to work as a PCA (patient care assistant) at one of our local hospitals, I deciede to get the wheels rolling again. I found a supportive doctor, and also with my midwife's encouragement, I am in the process of changing my life!
I want to be able to chase my kids around, I want to play co-ed softball again, I want to shop in normal stores, and I especially want to just feel comfortable in my own skin.
I can't wait!!!!