- Last updated: 10 months ago
I am new to the forum.....I have been struggling with my weight for about 10 years as well. I am 231 pounds and 5'5" and my BMI is 38.9. I was diagnosed with high cholesterol about 2 years ago and I have been on medication and it still doesn't seem to work. I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea. I feel tired all of the time. I am in the beginning stages of my vertical gastrectomy journey. I have seen the doctor, had my sleep study completed, went to a weight loss seminar. Next, I meet with a psychologist & dietician. Then, I meet with the nurse navigator and then the surgeon. I am lucky I do not have a waiting period with my insurance (Tricare Standard). I am getting really excited about this new chapter in my life. I never thought this day would come.