The impact of morbid obesity years later

Dec 15, 2014

When I had my WLS in 2001, I wanted to lose weight and put my diabetes in remission.  Thankfully, I accomplished both.  I wish I'd had my WLS years earlier.  The impact of being morbidly obese for many years is still present in my life today. 

From years of being overweight, obese and morbidly obese, my knees are bad.  Really bad.  One knee is so bad that I'm having knee replacement surgery.  I have so many people, including my ortho surgeon, telling me I'm too young to have knee replacement surgery.  Having WLS and being morbidly obese is so much more than excess weight and the size of clothes I wear. 

I wish I'd knew then what I know now.  Now I know and I'm determined more than ever to get healthy and take care of the physical limitations I've been living with for quite a few years.  My goal after I have knee replacement surgery and spine/back issues I'm having is to return to walking in 5Ks and a local Turkey Trot.  I know I'll be there!

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