Do I really need surgery?
Jul 01, 2013
Welcome!!!!! I am always getting asked this question. Do I really need surgery?
My daughter wanted me to have surgery years ago. I was in my late 40's and early 50's, 4'11" and weighed 203. I THOUGHT I was healthy and I THOUGHT I was able to do everything.......BOY WAS I WRONG!!!!!! I finally decided when I was 54 and once the decision was made I never looked back. I also did not listen to everyone telling me I didn't need surgery. Since my surgery those same people tell me how great I look and say things like WOW...I never thought of you as being heavy and are amazed when I tell them how much I've lost. They are just used to looking at us and look past the unhealthy part. Some had just heard stories and were worried about the surgery itself.
I am now 60 (had a birthday and this is the first time I've wrote that...haha) 4'11" and only weighing 119....NOW I AM LIVING!!!!! I can get down on the floor and play with the kids, went to an amusement park yesterday and I kept up with 6 Grandkids, I can keep up with 3 DD's shopping and at times I am the only one NOT complaining about being tired.
I didn't even realize how unhealthy, how old I felt, or how much I was missing out on before WLS. It has been the best thing I have ever done for myself.
I don't miss comparing myself to others, I don't miss buying loose clothes so none of my rolls show, I don't miss sitting on the sidelines watching others having fun, I don't miss being mistreated by sales people (I didn't notice before but they treat me so much better now), I don't miss going up for seconds and thinking that people are judging me and I definitely don't miss the 84 pounds that I have kept off!!