I am just beginning the process of pre-op tests, evaluations and insurance inquiries for WLS. I wish this had been possible when I was younger. Now I am not only fat, I am old and fat! lololol.
I have been overweight since I was a kid. My mom took me to weight control doctors by age 12 (140-150 pounds?????) for amphetimines!!!!! WTH???? Like many I have been on every conceivable diet in the universe. Oh, I'm VERY good at losing weight. I should be a dietician with all I know about how and what and when to eat. I just would always fail after 2-4 months. Back on it would all go, plus a few extra. That feeling of failure, of hopelessness............... we all been there, done that. over and over.
I've thought about WLS for years but my husband (who is now very supportive) and daughter (remains against it) talke me out of such a "drastic" step.
I cannot wait any longer. I don't have the luxury of the "slow and healthy" way to weight loss. I have obstructive sleep apnea, maxed out on blood pressure and cholesterol meds, reflux disease, sore knees, hips and feet..and the swelling of the ankles, and so on and so forth.
The doc reccomends VSG and that was really the surgery I was most interested in.
I hope I can find some friends and info and support here and join the "part-tay!!!!!!!!!!
hugs to all,