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I have been overweight since I can remember but it escalated when I was 14 after I was diagnosed with I.T.P (platelet disorder). I was hospitalized multiple times throughout high school and put on incredible amounts of medications, including steroids which made it nearly impossible to lose or prevent me from gaining weight. But the most traumatic moment was when I was in the hospital and I overheard the doctors telling my parents that they weren't sure if I was going to make it. How does anyone cope with that let alone a child. In my mind I thought well if I'm going to die who cares if I eat that Twinkie or if another enchilada. I had given up.... I was in a hurry to grow up and do as much as I could before my time came.
I got married at 19 and the next thing on my list was to have kids. A few months later I became pregnant and shortly after I had a miscarriage. The next few years were the darkest ones in my life.... I would receive the news that I was pregnant two more times and would be devastated by the miscarriages. I went to doctor after doctor and they couldn't find anything wrong. A couple years passed and when I turned 26 I gave into the fact that I wasn't going to have kids. This was very difficult for me to accept and eased the pain with food. It was then that God blessed me with the news that I was 8 weeks pregnant. I was hesitant in feeling joy because I had been crushed so many times before. Until I felt her move for the 1st time than I could no longer be afraid. I now have a beautiful little girl…. I didn’t know that you could love someone so much until I met her :o)
Throughout my adult life I tried to lose the weight and I did but only to gain it all back plus some. Tried all the fad diets and pills but nothing would work to keep the weight off. I tried to remain active but was stumped by a knee injury and by my weight itself. Fast forward to present day. I’m now happily separated and have decided to get my life back. I want to live a long healthy life for myself and my daughter. So my WLS journey begins….