deciding gastric bypass

Sunday, October 14, 2012

After a life long fight with being overweight, then being obese, then being morbidly obese, and not being super obese, I have come to the terms with that I need help. So after a ton of research I have got the ball rolling on gastric bypass. After seeing many people fail with the lap band I decided this is what is best for me. I am nervous, scared, excited and a ton of other things.
I have an amazing supportive husband that will stand by my side through this. I know this will make me feel better. I can barely walk due to my joints hurting so badly after only walking for a few moments. My foot and knees hurt all day long and i want to be able to take my kids to the park without being out of breath just getting them out of the house.

I want to be healthy. I want to be able to look in the mirror and not hate what i have done to my body. I had tried losing weight but with my injuries it has become impossible to do any time of exercise without being in pain and i refuse to go on pain medication due to my own mother who has been addicted to them for most of my life. Diabetes runs in my family on both sides and i want to avoid that at all cost because that could cost me my career when I go back to work. Being a truck driver you can not be diabetic. I tried weight watchers , i have tried countless amounts of diets and just nothing seems to be working. Even when i was busting my bum as a truck driver and truck loader I did not drop any weight. So here i am making a huge choice. I feel confident about this though. So on Oct 23rd i go for the information session. That will start my true journey.
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    Good luck!
    2409 days ago
  • KTREK32
    Good luck I can understand where you are I was in alot of pain I was in a car accident 15 years ago and I broke alot of bones and that made it very hard for me to exercise and the extra weight just made it much worse and I than two years ago developed Diabetes and it started to affect me and it was out of control and I could not get my glucose down to healthy levels so I also investigated extensively into Gastric bypass surgery. I had surgery on August 6th and I am so happy that I decided to have the surgery it is a tool and just a tool and have to realize it is just a tool you still have to work hard to lose the weight and exercise. For me it has given me a recharge in a since to do these things that are good for me to make me healthy and to exercise on a regular basis I can do now. Keep informed and ask questions in the upcoming visits that you have and good luck

    Kim emoticon
    2409 days ago
    I also live with constant pain from lyme and fibromyalgia, it is very difficult to exercise or have any kind of commitment to it unless its going in the pool and now it's winter where i live so pool time is over and the pain is more intense with the dropping temps and rain.
    I feel for you, when you live with daily pain you feel hopeless and you have to make the decision that is best for you!
    I have chosen not to go down that path, because when you go under the knife you never what can happen and I'd rather not take that chance because I just couldn't put my hubby and son through that and my son has told me mom I'd rather have you a little over weight then not have you at all.
    It's a tough decision, make sure you get all the information you need to make a smart decision for yourself and your family!
    I wish you all the best with what ever you decide! emoticon
    2410 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/14/2012 11:40:56 PM
    good luck hope it all works out for you

    2410 days ago
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