I am a 35 year old mother of 2 children ages 10 & 5. Right now I am 5'2" and weigh 329 lbs. I have been overweight since I was 9 years old and nothing I have ever tried worked for a long term weight loss treatment. I have no documented doctors notes for my weight problems, but when I was growing up that is not really something I thought to have. Doctors have always just sent me home telling me that I should go on a diet. I really want this surgery not only for my health, but because my children need me to be around longer for them and if my weight keeps going up then that only takes years off of my life with them. I emotionally really need this as well. I am very self conscious and even in school would not change my clothes in the changing room if anyone could see me and now when I go out to eat I feel like people stare and this has even caused me to stop eating at times.
I have had breast reduction surgery back in July 2004 because of back pain and ended up with an infection in both breasts due to non-dissolvable sutures left inside my breasts during surgery. I was unable to do much of anything which includes enjoying my children. Since then I have had the sutures removed and the pain and infection is gone, but the down fall is that I gained some more weight during the 2 years I had the infection in my breasts.
My insurance company is horrible! They have exclusions for weight loss surgery...NOT in my plan is what I am told. I have no other means of having surgery so I just keep researching and waiting for a door to open and pray that a miracle happens for me. We will see, pray for me!