Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I was miserable just about every day of my life. I have arthritis in my neck, back, knees and feet. I also have asthma, high blood pressure and take Zoloft everyday to keep from going crazy from the stress of life and work. I've always been able to lose a few pounds but as soon as I gave up the diet, I would gain more back. I NEVER feel full until I start to get sick. No sensation of fullness. I'm hoping that the surgery will help. I KNOW it will help. I don't eat because I'm sad, or upset, I eat because I'm hungry.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
Not being able to do things with my babies, 10 month old son and 3 year old daughter. I work all week, on the weekend, it's all I can do to get up and do things around the house. My feet and ankles have 2+ pitting edema in them, I have to take prescribed diuretics to help get rid of the fluid. But it doesn't help with the pain of the arthritis. I hate not being able to buy matching clothes. I'm a 3x or 24/26 in shirt and 2x 22/24 in pants. Oh they make plenty of clothes for big gals like me, but they are mostly FLORAL. I've never been to Hawaii so why should I dress like I have??? I'm tired of sitting down and my second row of boobs pushes up so high that I have to unbutton or pull down my pants so I can breathe. Real pretty site in public I tell you.