Hi everyone!! I am 25years old married with a three year old living in san diego. I have been overweight most of my life and even more so after getting pregnant... I have been my worst the last three years and decided its time to make a change. I currently work at an amazing hospital in la jolla as a nursing assistant. I still have goals to become an rn but school still needs to be completed. Anyways getting back to my weight problem.. I am scared to death of getting diabetes and heart problems. I take care of many patients who are extremely sick from diabetes, sick all the time even loosing limbs, ect.. I refuses to live that life. I have been struggling with extreme back problems the last few years causing me not to move around or be as active as I should. It honestly has been very depressing.My life needs to change. One of my doctors referred me to weight management and said i would be a good surgery canidiate so after six months of endless dr appointments and support group meetings I recieved my approval for surgery On June 9th 2011!!! I am so happy and know that very very soon my life is going to change forever!!!