My name is Nicole, I'm 27 and have been an EMT for 6 years. I have two beautiful daughters, Bianca and Carly, and I'm happily married to my soldier, Bill. I'm a pretty laid back person, I love being outdoors and doing stuff with my family.
I currently have a surgery date for gastric bypass on July 6th, 2010 at Scott and White hospital in Temple, TX, and my surgeon is Dr. Richard Symmonds. I've been over weight all of my life. I remember being 7yrs old and having to be put on a diet and lose 20 lbs. This has been a lifetime struggle. I've tried every diet known to man, I've been on a 12 week doctor supervised diet with diet pills, killed myself at the gym, you name it! I lose a little then gain it right back.
I've considered having weight loss surgery for a long time now, but the risks were always too scary for me to actually have it done. It's gotten to the point now that I'm unhappy with myself, I get out of breath walking from my car into a store, and its hard for me to play with my kids. I recently took a trip to Kings Island with my family, and was unable to ride the rides because I was too big. I don't think I had ever been so embarrassed before.
But, I am 100% ready for my surgery and this lifestyle change. I want to look better, feel better and be around for my kids and husband. I don't want to end up with medical problems associated with obesity. I know I have a long road ahead, but I'm ready!