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.