My story is pretty short.  I've been overweight my entire life and I'm sick of it.  My body hurts.  I am completely convinced I'm a skinny person trapped in a fat body!!  In March of last year I rushed my dad to the hospital while he was in the process of having a heart attack and I just knew that that was going to be me someday.   I turned 30 on May 10, 2007, and decided my next 30 years I would NOT be fat and that I needed to seriously work on my health.  I've tried many things to lose this extra weight and nothing seems to work.  I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, endometriosis, hypothyroidism, mild sleep apnea, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, and a serious family history of heart disease on my father's side.  In 2003 I had my thyroid removed due to a nodule that was growing on it.  (Turns out my thyroid had cancer, but the nodule was completely benign.)  I was fat before that, but ever since that I've kept gaining weight steadily no matter what I do.  I can starve myself and not lose any.   I am WAY TOO YOUNG to have all of this crap going on.  Well, that is all about to change.   Hopefully this surgery is the answer to my prayers.  I know this is a life-changing event and that's exactly what I need.  I also know this surgery is just a tool and it's up to me to make the best of it.  I'm so hoping that "30 is the new 20"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wish Me Luck.......


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Sep 09, 2007
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