I've decided to be completely up front about what I'm dealing with. I'm morbidly obese, I am HIV+, I have lyphedema, lipoedema, sleep apnea, somewhat high blood pressure and I'm borderline diabetic.
The picture at the left is me at my sons wedding in August of 2009.
A year and a half before this I was at my highest weight which was 585. I checked myself into a nursing home for some extreme physical therapy and nutrition support. By the time I left the nursing home I'd lost almost 185 lbs.
Me weight was 427.1 when I was at the surgeon's office for my pre-surgery appointment the other day. I'm not sure of my measurements, but will get those later.
As you can see I've already come a long way in this journey... now is the next phase. I'm trying to prepare for this surgery, but I'm not sure anyone really can. I can figure out what I can and can't eat afterwards, but I know there are going to be some pretty big emotional hurdles to go through yet. I'm amazed that by the time I turn 51 in March I could be down 100lbs....the is mind blowing to me.
If any of you have had this surgery...please let me know...