Sure, I will share my story but let me tell you that after I share it I am sure you will all be happy with your weight, be it over or under weight. I wish I could turn back the clock.
In August 2004 I wore a size 26...weighed in at 354lbs at 5 feet 8" tall and I am very large boned. I was extremely obese and NOT HAPPY with who I was.
I had Gastric Bypass surgery and 2 1/2 years later (January 2007) I was down to 220 lbs and a size 18 clothes. I loved my size, felt proportioned and content. Hey I could bend over and tie my shoes so who wouldn't be happy...however according to the books and the doctors I will still very overweight and they were not happy.
Then I landed in the Emergency Room with the worst pain known to man in January 2007. Very long story short I had a scope down the throat and low and behold severe ulcers in what was left of my stomach and my small intestines..........off to the Gastroenterologist I go.
She put me on all kinds of proton pump inhibitor drugs to supress acid and heal ulcers...............NOTHING WORKED AND I GOT WORSE.
In July 2007 I underwent a 6 hour surgery to have a good portion of my intestines removed and what was left of my stomach was taken out. Now I was left with my esophagus attached to my small intestine and unable to eat. 10 days later I was released from the hospital and sent home.
I came home with a tube up my nose that went down into my intestines and a J tube to be fed through. How do you spell NIGHTMARE??? I lived with this for over 2 months and back into surgery to have it removed.
Now January 2008...only 4 months later I was back in the Emergency Room and guess what.....a 9 centimeter ulcer had formed in 6 short months. I was unable to even keep liquids down and was close to death!!! How can one form a ulcer with no stomach to produce acid??? To this day no one knows the answer.
I went to **** and back again, test after test trying to figure out how this happened and to this day I have zero answers. For the rest of my life I have to take triple doses of Nexium, Zantac and Carafate suspension and pray that this works and keeps this problem at bay.
Today, I am 120 pounds, still very large boned, no one recognizes me and I look anorexic. When I run into people who I know that have not seen me in a while and I say Hello..........clearly they do not know me. When they realize who I am they all say, "Oh my Gosh what happened to you"?
Moral of the story ladies..........BE HAPPY WITH WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU LOOK!!! If I could I would share this story with all of the women in the world who judge themselves based on what a scale says, doctors say or a BMI Index.
I would give me eye tooth to be the person I was in 2004....the one who could not tie her shoes.
This is my story..............arent ya glad ya asked!:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: