I am about to make the life-change that was my 'last resort' decision. I am a retired RN, in my late 40s, 310 lbs., diabetic (on insulin and Victoza, metformin, and statins for cholesterol, high blood pressure beta blockers, and a dozen or so different vitamins. Did the diet circuit since I was 13... and now came to the last resort. I had been as low as 195 lbs., and as high as 410 lbs. and now am 310 lbs. ... and sick and tired of the yoyo game, the weight gain from my shots, the frustration of people saying 'you just need to move more and eat less' ... with out them realizing (from lack of experience) that moving and eating less are not something a fat woman can easily do... especially the moving more. They don't realize that after years of weight issues, joints and muscles do not like to 'move more' and protest very painfully very often. and if I don't move more, more slowly I will end up in the ER with a sprain, break, or pulled something again... yes I said 'again' because I have tried to take their well-meant advice and have repeatedly injured myself doing so, because you don't do aerobics when you are 310 without your joints and muscles punishing you severely for it. Does this all sound familiar? I wouldn't be surprised if it did. so... I found a great surgeon, one of Atlanta's best for bariatric surgery, but with a different hospital than my 'regular' doctors practice through... so there was a bit of tension (rivalry) between them at first, till they all agreed this was for me, not their egos. So I am being monitored by both hospitals, treated by both, and will be having surgery in one, with the other in attendance. Now... can anyone else identify? or am I talking to myself in this board?View Thread
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