Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I was an absolute mess before I had bariatric surgery. I couldn't do anything physical without pain of some sort, I had gestational diabetes and pre eclampsia with the pregnancy of my son. I had high enough blood pressure at age 27 that I was on blood pressure medicine. I couldn't lay down without feeling out of breath and started having bouts of Sleep Apnea. I was depressed and a shut in. I didn't work because I needed to be home for my son, but wouldn't be able to play with him or take him to the park because the movement was just too hard. I had tried close to every diet out there...even going as far as nutrisystem and weightloss camp for a summer. I was on drugs for panic attacks and agoraphobia (fear of open usually busy places) and was an all around miserable, depressed person.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
How angry you get at yourself for not being able to control yourself. Kids and people in general being scared of you or making fun of you because of your large size.
If you have had weight loss surgery already, what things do you most enjoy doing now that you weren't able to do before?
Play with my son, work, be class mom, dance, walk, live in general. It was the best decision I have ever made apart from marrying my husband and having my son!!!