Hi my name is Cat, I'm 36 yrs old, 6'0" and at my highest weight 301lbs. For years I tried many diets, exercised alllll the time and felt like I never got very far. Besides all the excess weight, I started at about age 18 having abnormal and very heavy periods, growing facial hair, deepening of the voice, and couldn't seem to get pregnant after having my first child. Turns out I have something called P.C.O.S. which I happened to find out seeing a fertility specialist. My mom and 2 0f my 3 sisters also have been diagnosed with PCOS. So I'm guessing it's genetic also. They really don't know a lot about it, but do know that the Roux-en-Y seems to help a lot with all these symptoms except maybe the facial hair.
My youngest sister has already had her surgery about a year ago starting at 5'11" 310lbs and is now at 170lbs., looks and feels great. She has had so much improvement in all her symptoms, which makes me that much more excited to have my surgery, which is scheduled for DEC. 8th. My mom and other sister should be having their surgeries in Jan. or Feb. which is nice, because we all have each other to lean on and will all be eating the same way instead of watching everyone else stuffing their faces. lol