Well this is a personal issue I have always had and never been able to hide. When you are overweight there is no hiding it. I have battled my weight my entire life and 10 years ago I had a Lap Band placed in my stomach. In a perfect world it would have helped me lose weight but it has been 10 years of struggle. Not keeping food down. Eating whatever I want. Not being able to adjust the band and 10 years later I am the exact weight I was when I had it put in. This is so discouraging. Especially since I am almost 40 years old and have since had a beautiful baby boy.
With the help of my amazing doctor and his staff I have decided to have my Band taken out and get a Gastric sleeve. This is not a Gastric Bypass but it will make my stomach much smaller so that I can get the weight off….
Now it isn’t just a few pounds. I am about 100lbs overweight. Yes I will admit. I weigh 240lbs. Wow…seeing it on paper even shocks me.
Especially when you see this…
I am so very blessed. I have an amazing husband, wonderful sons, great home and job and I want to make sure I am happy and healthy and can enjoy these blessings for many years to come. Some may say I am taking the easy way out. I will only accept that from anyone who weights 240lbs and is happy and healthy that way. I wish I was but I am not.
My surgery is on Friday November 16th and right now I am on a liquid diet to help ease the surgery. After that the hard work begins. I will be on liquids for a while and will have to relearn how to eat completely. It is not going to be easy but I am ready.
If you have ever struggled with your weight you know it is a hard fight. But not as hard as the thought of missing a moment with my son and family hiking, playing and loving each other.
Thank you for letting me share my story. I will update as we get this thing started. I would really like to thank Dr. Edwards and his staff at Regional Surgical Associates….I am in great hands!!