I was diagnosed with PCOS for about two years now and has been one of the main factors that contributed to weight gain. I had try different things to lose weight, from OTC medication, diets & exercises, I would lose some and gain same back.
Within the first year of being diagnosed I gain more than 50lbs. It has been devastating to see myself gaining weight and despite my efforts I ended up not losing or regaining back what I lost. Along with the weight gain you become insulin resistant which can lead to diabetes and other complications, for some women they have trouble conceiving a child.
It has been many days of feeling down and depressed, with no desire to go shopping, not looking at myself in the mirror and the thoughts that this might be it, that I just have to get used to my new body and that I will never lose the weight.
Some other days I feel more confident, trying not to allowed negative feelings, thoughts and the weight gain to define me as a person, but the truth of the matter is that it is very difficult to see yourself going down on a road that you never been before or even if you been there, that you feel that you are stock not able to get out and at times just feeling like giving up.
Now, I see a light at the end of this road, LAP BAND!! A tool that will help me move forward and find the person that I was. A person that will feel good about herself inside and out.
My surgery is now scheduled, I feel excited and nervous at the same time but fully confident that instead of gaining weight I'll be reclaiming & regaining my life back.
Thanks for reading.
It's not the end, just the beginning!!! :)
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 253 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 238 lbs
Current Weight: 179 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 74 lbs
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/30/2013
Surgery Date: 11/18/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval