I looked in WLS a few years ago, but was turned off by surgeon turnover in the hospital-- so I dropped it. In February 2015 I got a postcard informing me the hospital had a new surgeon, I looked him up and he has a very strong credentials and positive patient feedback-so I've decided to go for it. I love my husband, my carer and my kids. WLS, I'm hoping, will only enhance my ability to enjoy the things I love in my life even more.
I had my consultation appt on 3/4/15. I'm started off undecided on my surgery type. I went in leaning towards DS, but the bariatric team came off as though I wasn't a good candidate for DS. I decided on RNY. Why did I decide to go this route? Honestly; I got tired of waiting on my husband to try and work on our weight together. (He does support my doing this though). I had to take the bull by the horns and forge forward for me. My kids are a little older (10 & 12), and are more independent so6 there are a few less demands on my time in terms of motherhood. I'm hypothyroid following a total thyroidectomy and a horrible 5 year battle with Graves disease (I won :-). I'm pre-diabetic, and have borderline hypertension, no other health issues.
Why am I fat? Well obviously cause I make the wrong choices with food and don't exercise enough ;-). Emotionally, its because I was berated about my weight from an early age by my parents/relatives. (Oddly it wasn't till I was an adult that I realized I wasn't even fat!! Wish they'd have encouraged me rather than berate me). I truly had no one to teach me about nutrition. And of course the same people who berate me (my Mom) shoveled food in me by the #.
My fat history: I didn't try losing weight until after i had my second son. I did weight watchers; was successful and got down to my lowest weight of my adult life: ~250. My son was dx'd autism and I lost myself trying to help him...so the pounds crept on eventually. Graves Disease helped me lose and gain 20-30 #'s while I struggled with it. When I made the decision to remove my thyroid, that finally set me on level ground. I'm one year post-op from my thyroid surgery.
My surgery day was 4/28/15. It went as expected, 1 night hospital stay-- I was up and walking (slowly) the next day. No complications, and am losing weight consistently, but slowly.
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 335 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 315 lbs
Current Weight: 194 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 141 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/04/2015
Surgery Date: 04/28/2015
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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