I come from a hispanic colture, most of the food we eat has flour, or is deep fried, at least in my family. Obesity runs deeply in my family, since I remeber I've always been obese. I was the big girl in school, from all the girls in the family, i was the biggest. I came to a point in my life where nothing mattered to me. I didn't care if I didn't have a job, I didn't want to go out of the house afraid people would judge me. I didn't want to be near or around my significant other. I was terrified of the monster I'd become over the years. About five years ago I had a(n) anckle surgery, so I was in a cast for six weeks, after that nothing has really been the same. I was already big at that time, so I wasn't able to run, or walk for long distances not because of short of breath but because of back pain, and my anckle would be killing me. Long story short, I ended up gaining about 40 lbs. it may not seem alot but I am only 5'2 and at 240 lbs.. that was a huge amount of weight. At the age of 18 I tried getting surgery and insurance denied me. Bummer!! well I decided to loose wieght on my own, and I did loose some but very little.. and i regained double what I originally lost!!! (horrible) Thank my God, this past October I decided to re consider surgery hoping insurance would cover, and to my suprise insurance gave me the green light on the first call!!! (thanks God)  and I thank him for everything!! Although I've had my stomach closed twice and been in the ER dehydrated, it is all worth it. today I am 198 lbs. I went from a size 24 to a size 18.. and I know I'll reach my goal. I dont miss the fast food, I don't crave anything other than my steam veggies, or my chicken. This surgery has made me look at life from a different perspective, a positive one, a better one. I don't have the right words to say how amazing this surgery has made my life. Despite the negative comments and things said to me, I am the happiest person on earth. This is not the easy way out, its my second chance at life my God has given me. Eyes closed I'd do it again. 

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Oct 29, 2008
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