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August 18th 2007:
I have been fat most of my life. And I have been thin some of my life too. I loved the way I felt being in control of my body....exercising (yes that right - I liked it) and watching what I ate all the time. If I ate more - I simply exercised more. Then things got a little screwed up. I started not exercising more when I ate more so I decided to eat less - skip a meal. That worked for a short while - then I skipped more and more and then before you know it - I was in starvation mode. Nothing worked at that point....I became depressed and then health issues took over. I haven't felt well since 2000.
Now I've had it with all this weight. No matter how hard I try - it seems to be useless. I always said that I could lose it if I had to because I know how to. I did. Now I can't seem to stay on a diet for long because I know that the weight will just come back.
So before Xmas 2006 I started to look into weight loss surgery. It was just an IDEA of mine. I went to a party with some coworkers just before the new year. I made a statement that I wanted WLS surgery. Someone heard me and said that I was not big enough to have that kind of surgery. BULL.....
So a friend of mine mentioned something to me in February about what I had been talking about at her house back in December. We decided to sign up for a seminar at Hurley Bariatric Center. We were quite pleased with the information we received and so decided to sign up for a consultation. We took the day off work and sat in the room together. We are each others support person.
I didn't have much luck in the beginning. My pcp told me I had No Comorbidities. This was the end of March 2007. This was a bunch of BULL too..I just had never complained that's all. SO....I complained!!!!!! I have lower back pain and sleep problems. As so be it.....I not have Degenerative Joint Disease, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia Type IIA, Sleep Apnea, Hypothyroidism and had removal of Pituitary Tumor. All these problems figured out in a little over 1 month!!! My pcp helped my get the tests I needed BUT my Endocrinologist filled out the Medical Clearance forms. I had the proper Diet Documentation thank god for that.
So now it is May 12th - the day before Mother's Day and on Monday I will go for my Psy. Evaluation. I have seen soooooo many doctors in the last 1 1/2 months that I feel like I really have something wrong with me. I GUESS I REALLY DO. I HAVE THE OBESITY DISEASE. Sitting in the seminar I asked the question "So it is possible to have surgery say by June or July?" And the answer was "Yes if you really pursue this." I have - with a vengance.
It is my time for me. It is my time for peace of mind. It is my time to take care of me instead of everyone else. IT'S ALL ABOUT ME NOW.
So the day my friend Mary and I sat in the seminar and laughed as we said that we would hold hands and be in the same room and have surgery on the same day......may just come true. Her surgery is scheduled for June 14th!!! And mine - I'll know soon that is for sure...You don't get this far and then give up!!!
MY dream is to be healthy....feel good......look good.....and have peace of mind....I want to be in control again. This time it will work and I will work at it and keep it off forever.