I have been overweight all of my life.  I remember being on my first diet at age 5. I was a victim of sexual abuse and my weight balloned starting in 6th grade and by the time I was in High School I was 80 pounds overweight.  I lost weight  as a senor which was the last time I was under 200 pounds.

I gained 30 to 40 pounds in college and continued to gain weight over the years.  My highest weight was 352, whcih scared me, and I lost 40 pounds using a combination of hypnosis and dieting.  I was able to maintain my weight  for a decade or so, then went on Jenny Craig and lost 35 pounds before I got married for the first time a 49.  Then my throid started to malfunction, and I was experiencing the joys of a hyperactive thryoid - so I was eating alot but did not have weight gain.  Then I have my throid radaicated... and almost overnight gained 25 pounds!!!  I have struggled to lose any of this weight.  I have been hovering between 315 to 325 for about a year now.

I am lucky that my husband thinks I am beautiful and does support me getting Bariatric surgery.

This is first year my insurance is covering Bariatric surgery.  I was hopeing to have RNY, but with the may get the Lap Band so that my co-pay is only $2000-3000.

I had my consult with my surgeons office on Jan 4, 2008... so I am waiting to find out what I need to do to get approved for surgery.


About Me
Bremerton, WA
Surgery Date
Dec 21, 2007
Member Since

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Latest Blog 15
This week makes 4 months....
I am a Size 18
Almost 6 weeks out
2 week post op appointment and graduation to pureed foods
Surgery and first few days at home....
I'm Approved and have a Date
Down 1 pound...
Not doing so well on the food plan this month