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2 years ago I was in that position...marriage fell apart, we lost our house and I had 2 young children and had to move home basically....it took me about 3 months to come out of my fog
and then I realized I was FAT! I mean I'd always been fat but NEVER like this... couldnt recognize my face in a mirror... could barely get out of bed, walking to get the mail was pure torture, could barely clean my own self.... and every night I thought I might not wake up if I fell asleep so I stopped sleeping... I began a journey looking into surgery because I needed to have LIFE back...and be there for my kids. It turned all kinda of things. I went to seminars, read a lot etc decided I wanted the
DS but there was no way I could get it paid for so I picked an RNY Dr because that was better than nothing.... found out I had to do a 12 month doctor supervised diet....ugh!!! SO I saw a Doctor.. by this time it was October 14th of last year... I lost my insurance, well, that parts complicated but anyway suddenly I had NO way to WLS but I am stubborn and I NEED my health so I continued on with the Dr diet....they never knew I didnt have insurance because every month I went in and they charted my weight but they didnt have to bill for it...I just started really slow... I was working on the diabetic diet. 1200 calories a day... I learned how to choose food so I could eat delicious decent sized meals and stay under 1200 cals a day. I walked EVERY day... 10 minutes at a time at first... then 10 minutes 2 times a day, 10 minutes 3 times a day... until I could walk 30 minutes all at once. I managed to lose nearly 70 pounds on my own and only gained back a totaly of 10 of that during that time and relost that. I was able to get insurance... had a 90 day wait so I kept at it... weighing in each month at my Drs office just in case new insurance required it I would have documentation. I had a lot of small set backs and hurdles but
somehow over came them all. I said I will not believe that I actually have this done until I wakwe up in recovery and someone says to me "YOU DID IT. You're switched" and they did...10 days ago. I am SO glad that I improved my health so much before my surgery even though waiting and not knowing was so hard. I was able to be less risky for the surgery and I had a great summer with my kids this last year too! I took them to the beach almost every single day...yes, IM still really overweight but I got all of my mobility back when that weight loss.
Anyway, IM brand new on the surgical leg of my journey so that story I cannot write yet...