Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
My behavioral problems with being over weight has been so by being withdrawn. From my family at hollidays and all family functions. Pushing away all that I love and care about. Emotionally I have missed out on a lot of things with my family. I have not been successful in my life and I blame being over weight to be the cause. I cannot enjoy life the way I am. When you have other health problems along with being over weight you don't want to do anything. My husband before he died did not notice me anymore. He resorted to seeing someone else. I buried myself in work and gained more weight. I have not dated in 12 years.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
Not being able to have sex the way it is supposed to be enjoyed. Loving your mate the way he is supposed to be loved. Playing with your children and enjoying it. Enjoying food instead of gulping it like it is going to get away from you. You cannot find clothes to fit. Shoes have to be wide sized. You cannot fit in the booth at a restauraunt. People stare t you like you are nasty. You have to constantly make sure you take a thorough bath so you don't have an odor. You hate to go to the doctor.
If you have had weight loss surgery already, what things do you most enjoy doing now that you weren't able to do before?
Crossing my legs, being able to walk more than 20 blocks without giving out of breath, fitting in booths to eat, Steering wheel does not stick in my gut while driving.