How did you make your decision?

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2005
How did you make your decision?
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Tue, 09-13-2005 - 12:11am

Just a question to get things going. The ones of you that have had WLS, what were the factors that led to your decision?

Becky

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Registered: 09-17-2005
Sat, 09-17-2005 - 4:41pm

the reason i chose to have my surgery is because i was 21 years old and pushing 500 pounds.. well in the year and half leading up to my surgery i gained almost a hundred pounds due to depression and also because of lymphedema but now am glad that did it

Manders
11/22/2002-Open RNY Distal
4/16/2004-Circumferential lower body lift (removed 40 pounds of flesh)
9/16/2005- Thigh lift
Starting weight: 588lbs
Current weight: 224lbs

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-14-2005
Sun, 09-18-2005 - 11:41am

Manders,


That's great.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-14-2005
Sun, 09-18-2005 - 11:44am

Well I guess I will share why I chose to have surgery.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-17-2005
Sun, 09-18-2005 - 8:40pm

Becky, well the lowest i have been is 195 almost a year ago but because of my battles with infections last fall n the multiple surgeries i had and also with my lymphedema my body just doesnt want to be that low.. but since i have hit 224 it has been happy and well maintained.. i have been 224 pounds for the last 5 months which i am not totally happy with.. but as people who have been morbidly obese are we every truly happy with our bodies.. but i am happy with where i am for now it is alot better then being almost 600 pounds and i am able to do alot more now. i am even going back to school to become a surgical tech to be able to give back to the medical field..

Manders

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Registered: 09-14-2005
Mon, 09-19-2005 - 2:23pm

That's great.