I have always been big as far back as I can remember. I do have a few photos of me around 4-5 where I looked like any average sized child. So grade school must have been about right for the steady incline. My yearly school photo showed the signs. I couldn't do what other kids did. I was on the outside of all the popular clicks.
I was fun and smart and pretty, just not skinny in a world where skinny outnumbered me everywhere I looked. Clothes, oh the horror. I am 52 years old now and clothes in plus are everywhere but back then, 40 years ago? Not so much. I can remember wearing men's jeans in 6th grade. UGLY men's jeans.
So I never got the guy (or guys) I had crushes on. I never went to prom. I hung out with a few friends but now as an adult I don't have a BEST friend. I don't have anyone I can look back on or call on that I can talk to. I grew up, got a job, met my first husband. Had 2 children, got divorced. I just was not a happy person, although I was a funny person, I was not happy. Then I felt like I failed. Then I went through a phase where I wonder how I am not dead or in jail. Partying, (no drugs, Lord I am smarter than that at least).
Then I met my current husband. He gets me, he loves me, he's got my back. We have been married now for 12 years. 3 grandchildren, soon to be 5. We both tried to get WLS a few years ago but could not get insurance to pay for it. I was under his ins. Now I have my own ins, so although I have a prior auth letter, I am still waiting for the final word stating it's a GO. Then maybe we can switch him over to my ins and see about him.
So now I have appointments and driving into the big scary city, traffic OMG. I just am not equipped. I will be the slow driver everyone flips off. lol.
So I had my first visit July 16th, then 3 monthly Dr visits. Aug, Sept Oct. then they say surgery about 6 weeks after the last appointment, plus other various dr check-off appointments.
My goals. To be more spontaneous in life. If I want to go somewhere, then GO. Not have to worry if I cant fit in a plane, or a stadium seat. To go live LIFE. To get on the ground and then get back UP. To play with my grandchildren, to plant a garden.
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 341 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 335 lbs
Goal Weight: 179 lbs
Weight Lost: 6 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/16/2021
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
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