I know you ladies are feeling the same thing I am feeling right now, it's a little mixed emotions as I prepare myself for the next chapter in my life, my transformation! I've been overweight since I was 15 so my high school years was difficult as I say I was very popular but always "the best friend, never the girlfriend" but I was happy. It wasn't till I was 20 that my weight jumped to 300lbs and then it was more of a health risk, I was pre-diabetic, I had high cholesterol and had sleep apnea.
My sister told me about this weight loss surgery called Lap Band and during those times in the US it wasn't very well know but in Mexico it was but it was my chance to get healthy again and I couldn't say no. So I was off to Mexico and within 6-12 months later I lost 120lbs. It was an amazing change but it was hard, I gave up on common foods, like steak, rice and even bread but I never regretted. Unfortunately I suffered a complication and after only 4 years with my lap band I had no choice but to remove it. It was a scary time in my life, I almost died! Long story Short, I gained almost all of the weight back after my 2nd pregnancy and decided to apply for weightless surgery through my employer and it was approved.
I got the the lap band again and was on my way to lose the weight again and I did! I lost 100lbs.... But because it was my second surgery I had alot of scar tissue around my stomach and needed a larger lap band placed and things haven't been the same, I've had several complications and with my last pregnancy I again gained 70lbs, although I have lost 45lbs from the 70lbs that I gained you can just imagine how saggy my skin and overlapped my stomach is.
It has been a long 10 year journey for me and now I am ready to look physically better! That being said, I finally got my quote from Yily $3800 and I'm going to be heading to D.R. Hopefully March 1st. I don't think Yily understands what she has done for me because she has given me a quote that I am able to afford and I know that in her hands she will make me look as pretty as I am on the inside! I am counting the days! Excited but mostly thankful to the man above! God Bless