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Well, my story is similar to most I have read on this website. I was always a "chunkier" girl growing up. By the time I finished high school I had thinned out nicely and did well until I hit the age of 30 - got married and had a child.
My eating habits and exercise regimine started going sideways and it has never been on track for any length of time since. Sure I have tried every diet known to mankind with short term successes - 25 lb loss, 40 lb loss, etc.... then 40 lb gain, 70 pound gain.
I turn 43 this year and it really started to hit home that my 9 year old daughter needs a mother that is going to be healthy and here for her for a very long time. So I started looking into the various weight loss surgeries available and, after alot of researching and soul searching, decided the vertical sleeve was the right choice for me.
With my family doctors approval, I started on my quest for a surgeon as this surgery is not covered in my home province by health insurance. As a self-payer, my search took my outside of Canada as very few surgeons have experience with this type of surgery and I was looking for the best, not the cheapest - my health and well being is way too important to me to compromise skill for cost.
I have chosen Dr. Alberto Aceves in Mexicali and have just recently begun to feel at peace with my decision to proceed. It took quite a bit of time to "get over" worrying about what people who think or say about my choices - in my heart, I truly believe this is the best decision for myself.
I am scheduled for surgery on Friday, June 5th, 2009.
This will be the first day of the rest of my life.......