Well, it was recommended that I find a support group online as well as one that I will meet with so here I am.
So I've never been a tiny person, but I was never truly "over weight" till college, I was alway at the top of my BMI chart. I struggled for the first two years with yoyo dieting. Nothing ever kept working, not exercise or food. Well turned out that was because I was a type 2 diabetic and I was eatings the completely wrong way. I was 180 at my diagnosis but was put on medication and being 21 was in complete denial. So i ballooned. After two years I was at 210 and the struggle then was real. I continued to gain even though at that point I was working hard to get myself healthy. At 255 lbs I found i was pregnant with my daughter. The only option because my A1C was so horrible and they feared a miscarriage was insulin. Well I lost 45 lbs during my pregnancy because of that. It felt like a miracle and after 255, 210 felt amazing. I eventually got down to 178! It was not meant to be and I struggled to maintain. After less than one month I was so chronically exhausted from the 2 hr workouts, full day teaching, and school plus being a single parent that I failed again and started to gain. It was slow at first then fast. I've been battling this weight now for a decade!
I started with a weight management program and tried taking appetite suppressants, but the medicine didn't do much except cause insomnia and jitters. So after 6 months I went back to the Dr. and asked the scary question, " What am I looking at if I can not loss this weight?" It was scary to think about as a single mom because the answer was long. I was looking at a decade or more off my lifespan, more complications from my diabetes and the increase in insulin that would be required, and an already increasing blood pressure. So question 2 was, " What now then?"
Surgery! I'd been looking at that since we had discussed it the first time we meet as a last resort item. She expressed that my endo and her had discussed it due to another increased A1C and more insulin. So, i attended an orientation. I was again terrified of what was going to be said and explained. Surgery is scary and lives have been lost. I have a family friend that's surgery caused her multiple issues and other I have meet that were perfectly fine and happy. What will I be? But after sitting with the surgeon and many others with the same fears I left feeling like this tool is what I want. Scratch that, it is what I need to live a healthy and long life where I can enjoy living.
wow long story! Sorry!
First consultation is 11/22! First NUT appt. 12/1/16
HW 255 lbs
CW 236 lbs
GW 145-160 lbs
Hoping for surgery in June 2017 as I am teacher and summer is the ideal time.
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 236 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 233 lbs
Current Weight: 231 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 5 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/28/2016
Surgery Date: 04/05/2017
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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