Well, I can't remember a time when I wasn't overweight. My weight problems got alot worse after I had a hysterectomy. I am like most people here, I tried every diet known to man. I would lose some then gain all of it back and more.
I researched WLS for a couple of years after a friend from work had it done. Then, there were a few more people at work that had it done and I decided it was time for me to step up and take control of my life.
I went thru all the test they require and the 3 month doctor supervised weight loo program my insurance required.(Aetna) Before I could get the surgery done I had to have my gall bladder removed due to gall stones.
The best news came when, I was approved for surgery a week after the doctors office submitted it.
My surgey is scheduled for Febuary 6, 2007. I am very excited to start this phase of this journey.
During one of the support group meetings the speaker asked what we were looking forward to being able to do after the weight comes off. There is so much that I had trouble coming up with just one.
Some of them are: being able to
keep up with my grandson.
crossing my legs.
walking up the stairs without having to stop to get my breath.
getting of the high blood pressure meds
walking my dog without my back hurting
no more sleep apnea