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The beginning

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So this is the beginning.....

I am starting this weight loss journey again. As most of you can relate, I have lost and regained several times in my life. The ending result is that I have reached a new highest weight. I do fall in line with a lower BMI, but I wonder if I do not do something now, will I just continue to reach new heights as the years go by? So I have decided to seriously contemplate the sleeve procedure. Even the prospect of the sleeve excites me. It does feel like for once in my life I can see a light at the end of the tunnel of obesity. That the sleeve is a tool that you never loose may just be the answer I have been searching for. Through the years I have been sucked in to the infomercials for weight loss... now I have a bin in my office of old promises that did not last. So here is to a new journey.... thanks for all the people who have shared their journey on this forum. You are all an inspiration to me.

So to introduce my self. My name is Kelly. I am married and the mother of one wonderful little girl with a second child due in august via the help of a gestational carrier. We have three fur babies as well. I have been a nurse for the past 21 years working in the ICU. In so many ways my life is blessed. So why do I struggle with my weight???? Well maybe this is not an answer i can give. But I do hope to find hope for an answer... and that seems to be the sleeve.

My mom just recently had the sleeve. She is doing wonderful. So I will have my biggest cheerleader and support person to help me along the way. So wish me luck. And if God ever lays me on your heart please pray for me and my family as we embark on this journey. kelly]

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Good luck Kelly! I didn't quite believe it would really be the last time for me to lose the weight (I've never been able to keep it off before), but after going through this journey...I KNOW it's gone for good.

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Good Luck Kelly and I will be praying for you and your family. I have been down that road and I can relate to what you are saying. I was sleeved on Feb 22, 2010 and to date have a total loss of 21 pounds and counting. You will love your sleeve as I do mine. Take care and keep in touch.

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I wish they would close that road because I have been down it as well. I reached my highest weight and planned to get the band when my doctor recommended the sleeve. I researched it a lot and found it to be the answer. I am at the end of week 3 and have never really felt the surgery part only the restriction of food and drink. Pre and Post surgery I have lost 46 lbs. as time goes on I am finding out how much I can eat comfortably. My only issue to date is I had acid reflux before the surgery and it is bothering me some now, I guess I should take some pills again but I have held off. I had a lot of folks praying for me so I will try to remember you in my prayers. I assume you will do this after your baby is born???


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thanks for all your support. i so look forward to the journey. i spend so much time on this forum and looking at before and after photos. i have even dreamed of issues related to the sleeve. so my mind is thinking even when i am sleeping. regarding my baby's birth. i have had infertility issues for the past 13 years. not weight related but related to an autoimmune disease. in the end after years of trying every thing and having multiple miscarries we sought our a gestational carrier for our children. my daughter is now 5 1/2 months old and our new baby will be born the end of august. i am totally in love. when i think about my children i just do not want them to witness my struggle with obesity. i know food will always have to be monitored but my relationship with food will be more normal i think with the sleeve. as for timing. i hope to have the sleeve the first week of august. if all works out i will have surgery about two to three weeks before our new baby arrives and hope to be feeling better by that point. i will then continue my recovery from surgery as i am also on maternity leave from my work. with having surgery i will also be able to use up my big bank of sick time and not use my vacation time on my maternity leave. so i think that is a great plan. at this time i am planning on going to dr aceves for my surgery since i have a bmi of 31.8 and will be self pay. i am a nurse and never thought i would consider mexico. i did talk to a doctor in tucson and he said i would not even qualify for his program. point blank. so for surgery in tucson i would need to wait for several years and more weight gain and more comorbidities..... that just seems crazy!!! i have 70-75 lbs to loose. and i have been on some kind of diet it seems my whole life.... well at least planning some sort of diet. the more i read of dr aceves and his program in mexicalli i get more convinced he is the doctor for me. i love that he has so many patients on this board that highly recommend him and from what i can find on my own research a great reputation and wonderful surgical stats. so that is that. thanks again for your support. kelly

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