Bariatric surgery has been a long time consideration, for at least the past decade, maybe longer. But I worried about "mutilating myself" in the name of weight loss, and kept telling myself "no! you can do this with diet and exercise! stop being a wuss!"
Turns out I was wrong, and I am not a wuss. I have a food addiction. With other addictions like drugs or alcohol, they're hard to quit, but you can quit them. You can't, however, quit eating. So if you physically can't stop yourself from being a slave to your addiction, overcoming the problem will require a drastic change.
In this case, the change for me will be a metamorphosis in my physiology. The fat caterpillar that can't hardly climb a few stairs, or walk 20 feet without her back feeling like it will break, the one who is wearing the largest size possible of retail clothing, and is a sliver away from going on disability support, is finally giving in and going under the knife.
I have read the forums, talked to people in person about their journey, and have no misconceptions of this being a case of overnight success without effort. I know this will be hard. I know that it could even be disgusting at times. I know that my life will change in more ways than I can think of, and I may even want to give up. But I also really believe I can do this, I WILL do this, and will live a longer, happier life because I finally took this step. ~ SF
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/31/2017
Surgery Date: 07/10/2017
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: Not covered