2 yr Surgeriversary.... Rollar Coaster of a Life
Jan 07, 2015
Well hello my fellow RNY'ers and other WLS peeps its been awhile since I've posted but I always visit the boards everyday to keep me in check!!!
2014 have been one ROLLAR COASTER OF A LIFE!!! From being emotional happy to being depressed everyday... having marriage issues... having life threatening complications that resulted in a two week stay in the hospital to sometimes finding myself drinking alcohol to cope. Everything have come full force which I had felt like I was about to have a break down.
2014 was just too much for me to handle. Thinking to myself, "I was happier when I was heavier" or "Life can not get any worse!" Sometimes I wanted to run away from my life existense in Indy back to home... CHICAGO!!! Boy how I miss my family friends and old job. I had it made there!
Anywho, I am taking it one day at a time concentrating on making ME happy... putting ME first for a change. I do admit, I have lost myself in my so call marriage but finding ME again! So do not worry, I am getting it together!
Looking forward to making 2015 my best year yet!!!! I went from me weighing 309 to 147, wearing size 7/8 in JUNIORS, small in tops!!!! I would have never thought in a million years I would be this small.... I'm ECSTATIC!!!!
Thanks for listening!!!
Everyone's Perception on who should have WLS
Jan 21, 2011
Sometimes I wonder, "what does one have to look like to have WLS?"
Many have said to me that, "oh, you don't need WLS. You don't even look like you need WLS." I'm thinking, I do need WLS. After failed attempts of losing weight I find myself being miserable with aches and pain in my knees and ankles for carrying this weight. Also extreme acid reflux.
I'm 5'2.5, 292 lbs, and a BMI 53.1. Because I carry my weight well, does that excludes me from surgery? I mean many people look at me and say, " you don't even look big." All I could say is, "the scale and BMI does not lie!"
Who are these people prejudging me on my outside appearance? If my PCP and myself feels I need this WLS, then I do!
Again, what does people perception on individuals not looking the part have to do with WLS? I'm just sick and tired of people coming at me with such nonsense!