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Ok, the short version is that I am a big girl, and have been most of my life. I have a really great self body image which is rare in women my size. So it has taken my kids to really make me see that my size is slowing me down. I am not afraid of surgeries. I have had 4 laproscopies for endomitriosis (ENDO) and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I have had cervical cancer removed by LEEP, only to begin to come back again 5 years later. I ended up having a total hysterectomy (ovaries, tubes, uterus, and cervix removed) after 5 years of unsuccessful infertility treatments. I have also had my appendix and my gall bladder out. To think about it, I am really big to be that hollow inside (lol).
My husband and I adopted 2 beautiful children that are always on the go, and my size is starting to get in the way of their activity. My hope is that I will loose 100 lbs and be able to do more things with my kids. And since I got a later start at the whole parenting thing, I would like to increase my chances of seeing my grandchildren grow up too.
My mom is my biggest cheerleader in weight loss. She had the RNY in 2004 and lost a whole person! She loves it, is keeping it off, and has been talking to me about doing this ever since. She will be coming out to help take care of my 2 active children while I recover. She will be mothering me, caring for my family, and policing me as I start out on my new lifestyle.
I decided to do the band because stomach polyps are in our family history. It is easier to deal with them if they can get to the stomach without more surgery. It can also be removed if there are any problems (although it may have to be removed if problems occur). Seeing the GI specialist, he says that I will also need a hernia repair, but that is common in overweight people. I just started looking into this seriously about 6 months ago, and everything has fallen into place. I feel God opened the doors for this, and feel blessed that he created the technology and skills for this option in my life. I look forward to being able to serve in whatever capacity he has planned for me as a thinner and more vibrant person!