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Well...where do I start? My name is Rebekah, but I also go by Becky and Bekah...not to mention a few others, depending on who you ask. I am 36 years old and am the mother of 3 beautiful daughters; Ellena (12), Rhiannon (9), and Kacine (6--will be 7 on 1/31/08). I work for Capital One in the Site Support department and have been with the company forever....er...I mean 8 years. I am married to Brian, we will celebrate 15 years on 5/22/08.
Basically, I have been over-weight all of my life. I don't struggle alone, the majority of my family is in the same boat...man did we luck out!!! I have a cousin who had RNY on 12/4/07 in Ohio, she and I are the same age and have pretty much followed each other all of our lives, seems what happens to her, happens to me--and vice versa.
I had considered having gastric bypass years ago, but assumed that it would not be covered....yet another excuse. I know now that I was in no way prepared at that time to make this kind of decision. I was a bit surprised that things went so smoothly for me on this--and as many stories of my life, once I decide to do something--that's it....there is no changing my mind. [ask anyone who knows me...they will tell you that I am bull headed.]
I finally made the decision to do something about my weight when I saw my PCP in September, 2007 and tipped the scales at 295. Even with my height factored in--I think that counts as GINORMOUS. From there things just continued to fall into place. I remember talking with my Mom and telling her... "if this is what I am supposed to do, and it is God's will for me, then I will know"--that statement was never so true. The timeline for everything was just way too perfect to be considered anything other than His plan--not even one wrinkle in the scheduling.
As I write this, I am 7 days post op--and feeling great. I look so forward to what He has in store for me. My new life is just beginning--my second re-birth. Praise the Lord for his watching over me, and caring for me and my family. I pray that all of you who read this know Him, and rely on Him for your every day existence-He will never fail us, even though we may fail Him.