Okay, same old story . . . 
   been heavy basically all of my life (since puberty age 11)
   never knew a time when weight wasn't a factor or a concern
   have tried all the fad diets as well as the medically supervised ones
   have roller-coastered up and down the weight scale
   used to smoke, quit and have not been able to lose the weight gained from that!
   family history includes heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and early death rates
   had back surgery more than 16 years ago and have not had a day without pain since
   have osteoarthritis in my back, knees, hips, shoulders, arms and hands
   am discouraged with limitations my weight has on my life and well being
I want to be healthy and live a life beyond age 60 something!!!!
I look at obesity surgery as a prodicol to treat me as a person who has suffered from and with the disease of obesity for my entire life.  I want help and this appears to finally be the medical help I have sought since I was 16 years old being treated by my doctor for obesity and weight loss.

About Me
Was Jenkintown, PA but now NYC, PA
Surgery Date
Mar 26, 2007
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