Hi I'm Sylvia from England I live just south of Birmingham with my daughter and 2 dogs.
I was diagnosed about 6 years ago with underactive Thyroid thus the nightmare begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I never knew much about it but did notice that I began to get hungry and then began to put weight on I used to be 9st 12lbs or for you Americans 138lbs and an English size 10 I think its about a size 6 in USA. I was one of those annoying people who could eat anything they liked and not put weight on , but in the same token I was very fit and walked alot and went to the gym 3 times per week. In my picture I was 11st 3lbs ( 157lbs) I tried every diet going well not the cabbage diet I had to draw the line somewhere. In the summer I went to Prague and had a baloon fitted but it never worked mainly due to the fact that I don't have big portions. I found out that I have an over production of Grelinin in my stomach which makes me starving hungry all the time so I have to feed the hungry monster living inside me. So the only option for me now was surgery I never considered the Gastric band as this would not stop the grelinin production so the only option I ever considered was a Gastric sleeve. I'm hoping that I will not get a new life but just my old life back so looking forward to 2011.