Apparently all of the things I had written previously were deleted when the site was redone.  So I guess I'll start over...

I'm 25/W/F from PA.  I live near Philly now, but I grew up in a small town that no one has ever heard of and makes everyone laugh when they hear the name.  I am married to a (USUALLY) wonderful man and will celebrate my 5 year wedding anniversary to him in April 2007.  We have a beautiful daughter together who is now 15 months old and into EVERYTHING she can get her hands on.

I have been overweight my whole life.  I think the first time I realized I was "fat" was in second grade when we all had to line up and get weighed in the gym.  I was the biggest by far.  That memory has always stuck with me and haunted me.  Although I was often unhappy and uncomfortable with my size, I lived a pretty happy life.  I didn't think too badly of myself.  But after I moved to the Philadelphia area and got married, that all changed.  I gained A LOT of weight in a very short period of time.  I got very depressed and relationship problems ensued.  After I got pregnant, I decided I had had enough of this and needed to make a change.

I had been researching bariatric surgery for a number of years but never got up the courage (as with MOST things I do) to do anything about it.  But I realized that I need to be around for my daughter when she grows up.  I want to be able to run and play with her.  I want to be able to go on amusement park rides with her.  I can't do that now because I don't fit.  It's the most embarrassing thing in the world to know that you're too fat to ride on a roller coaster.  And most importantly, I don't want other kids to make fun of her when they see her with her fat mom.  So I made my move.

I went to a seminar at Barix Clinics.  I pretty much knew I was going to do the surgery before I even went to the seminar.  But I knew for sure after I went.  I had my consultation a short time after that and submitted my paperwork to the insurance company.  Within a few weeks, I got my approval.

My surgeon said I had to get a sleep study done.  Unfortunately, it found that I do have a mild case of sleep apnea.  I'm hoping I don't have to go a the CPAP machine or whatever it's called b/c it is only a mild case.  They also found that I have Severe Limb Movement Disorder or something like that.  They seemed much more concerned about that.  Apparently, I jerk in my sleep and wake myself up like 60 times a night.  No wonder I'm always so darn tired.  So I have to go back and meet with a doctor to discuss my results from that.

I faxed a copy of the test results to Barix Clinics and am now waiting (impatiently) on a date.  I got a estimated time period of March or early April from the scheduler.  I'm hoping March because I'm tired of waiting.  But at the same time, April would probably be better b/c that way I can save up a little more leave time at work.  I just hope I have it done before my anniversary on April 27th.  So for now, I'll just sit here and twiddle my thumbs and wait for my date.

About Me
Lansdowne, PA
Surgery Date
Jun 24, 2006
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