When I started this blog, My about page was just 2 sentences long. Now that I’m more involved in the blog, and more and more people are discovering my blog, I thought maybe it’s time to write something more comprehensive.
For a couple years now, I have been considering weight loss surgery. I was a morbidly obese bulimic and my doctor suggested weight loss surgery as an alternative to binging and purging. I did a lot of research on the subject and in September of 2015 I finally pursued it as an option. I got a referral from my doctor to a surgeon and attended a weight loss surgery seminar, then met with the surgeon himself. The surgeon told me I weighed too much for weight loss surgery.
This sent me into a deep depression and gave me a sense of hopelessness. I felt like my last option for weight loss had been snatched from me because I was too fat even for that. I spent about a year in that depression. Then, in August 2016 I was cleaning out my purse because I got a new one when I found the business card to a weight loss doctor the surgeon had given me to see about working with to lose weight. I had completely forgotten about it after my appointment with the surgeon, all that flooded my mind was “you’re too fat for weight loss surgery”. Well, I called the weight loss doctor and their first appointment was on Halloween 2016. I jumped at the appointment and waited impatiently.
When I finally met with the weight loss doctor, she gave me renewed hope. She assured me that I would be able to lose enough to get down to the weight the surgeon required to have the surgery.
However, after a large initial weight loss, my weight loss slowed greatly to about 2 pounds per month and I knew that at this rate, it would take about 24 months to lose the amount that the surgeon required me to lose to qualify for surgery. Someone on instagram suggested I look for a new surgeon.
Not many bariatric surgeons take my insurance, but I finally found one that took my insurance AND would work with me at my current weight. I am now in the process of getting everything done to qualify for the surgery.
This is my weight loss surgery journey. I will be chronicling the journey leading up to the surgery and after the surgery, and my thoughts and feelings surrounding weight loss, the process, and what it’s like going through weight loss surgery as a recovering bulimic.