I am 43 years old and just moved to SC a few months ago. I am at the heaviest weight I have ever been in my life. Physically I am shot. Emotionally I am hanging by a thin thread with a break in it. All of this centers around my weight. I have been heavy since I was young. I have run the whole gamut of diets, shots, doctors, etc. I have lost up to 70 lbs. only to gain 80 back. You know the yo-yo stuff. I have tried most every gimmick, every diet pill, wrapped my butt in cellophane to lose weight, etc. I know you've done the same or at least thought about it.

 Recently, I have become more depressed with my weight than I have ever been. I don't seem to be able to even do the basic things without being tired, hurting or out of breath. It's not supposed to be that way at my age. I also do not want my children to be ashamed of me. I feel like everywhere I go, people stare. I feel like they watch what I eat. Ridiculous I know, but I still feel that way.

I have done a lot of research on WLS and I have decided that this IS for me to do. I have to make some serious lifestyle changes. I do not want to be having my will read at 44. I am too young not to enjoy the rest of my years normally. Not riding through Walmart in the little handicap carts. I am going to attend a couple of seminars here in the area and decide on a surgeon. Anyone knowing anything about Meidcare or Humana Gold, please let me know as well.

 Hmmm...day one of this journey begins now!

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Mauldin, SC
May 14, 2007
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