August 3rd 2011
Today is my husbands 36 birthday. I didn't eat cake. But I know for the first time that skipping that cake will really make a difference this time. Why? Because I had gastric bypass surgery.
When I met my husband I was still a healthy young woman. And at the time of my Wedding in December of 97 I still had a nice waistline and could wear a bathingsuit. Then Daniel Happened. My first son. But along with him came some baby weight that even a nutrionist was baffled by. Ya know how they say nursing gives you your old figure back. Not me. The weight stuck, as it did when Nathan was born 2 1/2 years later. I didn't mind being a little stockier and my husband loved me, I never thought it was a problem.
Until 6 years later after a few health issues I had my miracle baby William in July 07, and then my thyroid was shot. The only problem now was that things had changed so much that now I was just fat. I couldn't move, I couldn't get of the floor without climbing up a chair. I was disgusted with myself. But no matter what I did the weight stuck.
Until my doctor said gastric bypass. She said, no, lap band would not work for me, I needed bypass. And now was a good time, before I developed other problems. I thought no way am I doing that. They cut people open for that.
I started telling everyone what I was thinking, did they know anyone, if they had it done what did they think, did they regret it. And then one day my couragous aunt did the very thing I was so afraid. Only they do it laprocopically now. I bonbarded her with questions, until I thought, Well ok, I had my galbladder out that way. I'm not afraid of that. Once I made up my mind, things moved very very fast and on July 25th I had the surgery done.
I went into this with hope. I still have hope. But I have found that all the talking I did before hand was so helpful. So today is the birth of my Journey. Feel free to Email me if you have questions, or just read along. Oh at my first appointment for the surgery I was 296.4 pounds. I went for my after surgery check up this morning and I was 277.9.