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Jun 24, 2009

 Well, I think the first time I remember struggling with weight was when I was 15 yrs old and of course, wanted to look great for the boys...   I've dieted on and off all my life.  I didn't really have trouble until after my second child.  The weight didn't want to come off and when I finally started to lose again I could never really get down all the way.  Eventually I joined the military.  I worked out religiously for 2 yrs and was able to get in, but my weight was still at 180lbs for my 5ft 4inch frame.  Of course basic training made the pounds drop quickly but I got hurt and was told to stop all physical activity until they could figure out what was wrong.  It was fibromyalgia.  Within 6 months my weight went from 158lbs to 204lbs and has been steadily increasing ever since.  My highest weight was 235lbs.

Last week I took the leap and had the VSG done.   June 19/09 with Dr. Guillermo Alvarez and Dr. Rosalez.   It's been a hard surgery for me.  The flight home was horrible and I slept the whole next day.  Today is the first day that I feel like myself, somewhat.  Hopefully I'll be back to myself pretty soon.  Do I regret it?  So far, no, but I really wouldn't recommend anyone having to fly a great distance afterwards.  For me, I think the flights (10 hrs.) set me back in my recovery along with the fibromyalgia.

So good luck to anyone else on this journey.


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May 26, 2009
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