Gastric Bypass Saved My LifeMarch 24, the best day of my life twice actually...in 1974 my son was born and 2010 when I had my bypass surgery.
To start I have for a long as I remember struggled with my weight. I would joke about being fat ( beat others to it) tell people and myself it was okay I was happy with myself.
I had no medical issues. I was not diabetic, did not have hypertension, not sleep apnea my labs were always good. However my knees hurt most the time, my hips hurt. As a nurse on my feet all day they killed me.
I hated to shop because I either had to go to plus size clothing shops or order online. Did not like to go out much because of fear of the chairs may not be sturdy enough, I could not fit in a booth and I know that as much a I pretended it was okay to be fat I was so self conscious of what people thought or maybe were watching what I was eating.
My hobbies include the travel, plays, theaters and yet I restricted myself from doing what I love because of my weight. Of course I have dieted how many times more then I can count. I have probably lost hundreds of lbs throughout the years and always gained them back. So about three years ago I said what can i do to fix this. I want to walk without pain, I want to go out and enjoy myself without thinking people are judging me ba
I started researching different surgeries made a decision and started the steps toward the surgery...Well almost two years later and minus 153 lbs. , from size 26 to size 6. I walk, golf, bike go to the theater, plays and set in booths. It certainly has not been an easy fix I was given an incredible tool that I have to work with every day the rest of my life. It was the best choice I made and would encourage anyone thinking about it to JUST DO IT....