Hmmm....where to begin...I'm 33 years old. I've been happily married to a WONDERFUL man for 15 years and we have 2 incredible boys. Like so many of us here, I have battled weight and self-image my whole life. My weight has contined to rise and my health has continued to decrease over the last few years. Looking back, I don't even remember how I got this way or when I gained to this point. (Sigh) It's like one day earlier this year I just finally looked at myself and thought "OMG! Who is this person?" I realized the person was me and I didn't like what I saw or how I felt. I am tired all the time (who wouldn't be carrying around 330 pounds every day?), have multiple medical problems (diabetes, hypertension, PCOS, sleep apnea, and depression), too embarrassed to go out in public most of the time, and long to play with my kids. So, I have finally decided to do something about it. I decided early this year that I was going to make "Me" a better person and a healthier person.
I began my WLS journey in May of this year. Of course, I've been looking on-line, reading everything I can about it, and debating for almost 2 years now but finally decided to go for it in May. I made it through the psych eval and meet with Dr Bour (my surgeon) in September. My insurance company (BCBS of MA) approved me on the first letter. HOORAY!! I am now waiting for my surgery date of Dec. 23. (My birthday is Dec 24 so I say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY and MERRY CHRISTMAS to me!!) I can't wait!!! I'll try my best to keep this site updated.