Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
6/23/12- I was one of those people who could eat anything and not gain a pound. The people I like to Want to hate right now. :), well after I started having kids that all changed, after my son I was able to lose the weight, but after my daughter (2nd child) I found I was bigger, and harder to lose, the thought of how long it took me to lose the 40lbs from my son and now I had so much more to lose, now up to 55 lbs., I just couldn't motivate myself, then got pregnant with my 3rd child and gained more, His birth was awful, abruptio placenta and he wound up living only a month, luckily was able to have another child and my last child. Hit over 200 lbs and cried. after having him, I would lose 20 gaine 30 over and over again. So here I sit, considering surgery. My surgery date is Aug. 6, 2012. I am a nervous wreck about it. I am afraid of the possible side affects and risk of life. At times I have even considered to cancel my surgery. I have sleep apnea, choloestrol, asthma, haital hernia, water retention, acid reflux and fatigue. I think that is it.
I live in Levittown, Pa. and looking for people to talk with who are going through the same.
I weigh 220lbs, which I never would have ever thought I would admit to anyone let alone put on a website for other to see. I understand that I am on the low end for surgery but my health risks are really starting to scare me, If I don't do anything now, what could come of me in a few years?
Oh and my father passed in Dec 2010, he had diabetes and several other health problems, and suffered for years before he passed away. I don't want my kids to see that of me. It was heart breaking. Still makes me tear up everytime I think about it. I have to take control now.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
6/23/12- Going shopping for clothes, especially for an event, wedding or party,,, I hate it.
Not being about to wear the clothes I used to love, now its big shirts and frumpy clothes.
If you have had weight loss surgery already, what things do you most enjoy doing now that you weren't able to do before?
Surgery is scheduled for Aug 6, 2012.