Nov 29, 2011Here I am. I swore I wouldn't ever even consider having one of these surgeries. It was risky and dangerous and if I really WANTED to lose weight I just would...right? Yeah, not so much. It's not that I can't lose weight, but I need help. I'm getting older (oh so much older) and my body is starting to rebel. I have astronomically high BP unless I take my medication, eye problems brought on by the HBP, high risk for diabetes, my knees and hips have quit working like they used to, and foot swelling that no one can seem to tell me why other than tendonitis from a high school track injury (yes, laugh - it's ironic ).
I've had 2 friends have this surgery in the last 3 weeks with basically no complication. One has already lost 20+ pounds. I have realized I need to stop blowing this off as a frivolous even and consider that my life could depend on it.
So I'm here. I have an appointment on 12/1 to go to the seminar for more information. My tendancy is to be cautious and not get my hopes up until I have more information so I wait...but maybe, just maybe this is a first step to a big adventure.