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Hello everyone I guess I will start my story. I have been contemplating on if I should write my story or not well I have decided to write my story so here it goes. I can not say that I have been overweight my entire life because that would not be true. I was a small child all the way until my Senior year in high school, I maintained a size 3-4 the whole time until I begin hanging with the gang(as we would call ourselves back in the day a group of six girl friends and boyfriends), every Saturday night we would take our lowered cars show off in westwood then hit the spot at fat burgers and pig out, that is when I started gaining my weight, but the most of my weight gain started at the age of 21 when I lost my father to lung cancer. That was my best friend to this day I can still hear my father call me come here Little bit. Love you daddy. and miss you so much.
From that point I went up and up and up depression can really hurt you weight wise. In 1993 when I got pregnant I started out at 195lbs but as the months went by I got bigger and bigger, when I had my son I weighed 245 lbs and stayed at the weight for 5 years. Then I started going up again because of the stress at work and relationship problems. It got so bad that when I would pick my son up from the babysitter I would stop and buy us dinner that is when Mcdonald's became our best friend I nevered would cook I would stop at Mcdonald's pick up dinner and home we went eat and bathe and bed no excerise what so ever this went on for another 5 years.
In 2000 I began working with the County of Riverside at the point I started getting fed up with the weight and began going to weight doctor and begin taking Phen-fen at the time I did not know how bad these pills were for you all I know is that I started losing weight and it felt good. Well as they say all good things must come to an end and it did I started have heart problems and I started have stomach problems while on the Phen-fen I lost a total of 45 lbs. only to put it all back on plus some.
After I had my galdbladder removed in 2002. I started going back to another weight loss doctor to go on some other type of pill that did nothing but make me even hungier In 2004 I started looking into WLS but I was scared to even think about having it so I threw it to the back burner in my mind. Again in 2005 I went to my PCP at Kaiser and requested a referrel for surgery well a few weeks later I recieved a card in the mail saying I did not qualify. I was mad as hell then I called Kaiser and I was told because I did not have any Illness that qualified me for the surgery. I asked the receptionist that I was talking to if the doctors had looked at my records because I am a patient currently being treated for a heart condition. So I went to my PCP agian and asked if he could submit the paper work again and he did and again I was denied this time I found out that Kaiser had me under two medical record numbers and the one that the Bariatric clinic was looking at was not a current one I had member service merge the charts together and my PCP resubmitted the request again and guess what yep I was sent a package to fill out and then I got a call with an appointment to come to orientation.
I started my 6 months classes that Kaiser require you to attend on November 29,2006 and I am now into my 16 week. I injoy going to the classes sometimes but all in all the classes has answered alot of question that I have had. I will be updating as the classes goes I ask that you wish me luck through my Journey and send lots of Prayer and Blessings my way.