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27 Yr Old, 3 Kids, 4'11", 260 Lbs

Ive been on here lurking since the end of last year, looking at everyones stories. I have been doing everything i need for my insurance to approve the surgery and it was finally approved on 9/6/17. My surgery date is 10/4/17. Its has been a full year working on this. ???????????? im so happy,... READ MORE

44 Year Old Wife & Mother, with BMI of 50.5

Having been morbidly obese a good portion of my adult life, my quality of life was deteriorating as I became older. Bariatric surgery is something I considered for 7 or 8 years, I thoroughly researched three modalities (Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding & Vertical... READ MORE

40'ish Y/o W/four Children Ready to Get my Life Back

I don't even know where to start with this! This has been a journey to say the least. I wish I could say that I had a lot of fun getting fat, but that's the furthest thing from the truth! It start with a broken foot. I used to run to cope with every negative emotion I would have. After moving up... READ MORE

36 Yr Old Female, 3 Kids, the Struggle is Real - Fort Myers, FL

Ive been wanting to do this a long time. I finally got my insurance approval and went through the three month program the Dr suggested. Today is day six of my pre op liquid diet. My family is of no help or support as I have asked of them. As they currently sit here eating chinese food and... READ MORE

32 Y/o, 2 Kids, 36BMI

I live in Texas, I love to eat, especially tacos! I work fulltime as a pediatric RN. Over the last several years my weight has slowly crept up and I am currently at my all time heaviest (245lbs). I am fairly tall, 5'8" so even mentioning gastric surgery has gotten me a ton of flack since... READ MORE

Tired of being FAT!! Tijuana Here I Come...ahh

Hello friends.. so I wanted to thank all you guys that give reviews and share your life with us. I have been debating on writing a review or not but this website and has helped me soo much in informing my self and hearing other peoples stories I need to pay it forward. I am 31 years old mother... READ MORE

37, 297lb W/ Four Children & I Want to Live

I'm going through Kaiser North Cal Fremont. My insurance is through them and they cover everything. So I don't know how much this is all going to cost because I have complete coverage. Going through Kaiser has been a long process. They want you to hit a certain goal weight, go to classes,... READ MORE


I have a confession: I'm addicted to Real Self. A few nights ago, I had my ipad on my lap, fork in one hand with Cinnabon at my side. And I thought to myself, my gosh, I'm reading blogs about weight loss and look at me devouring this Cinnabon! Then last night it was a full glass of ice-cream,... READ MORE

Hours Away from Surgery

First I am thankful for all those on this form that have shared their pictures and stories. It's those stories that have kept me encouraged throughout my six month pre-op process. History: I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder at 19 years old. I knew that weight would be a struggle for me at... READ MORE

I Am Mrs. Deshawna Sanchez Strungys 42 Yrs Old Looking Forward to Gastric Sleeve Surgery - New York, NY

When that day comes in in June to get VGS I can get rid of hypertension, foot spurs and hopefully to lose 95 lbs from being at the weight I am in is 209lbs. This only thing and I tried everything nothing works and this hypertension,sleep aphnea and the foot spurs is making my life as a battle... READ MORE

30 Year Old with One Child, Is This Right for Me? - Houston, TX

Hello, I am a 30 year old mommy of one son. I have struggled with my weight since college. My highest weight has been 240 and I am currently weighing it between 226-228... Did I mention I am only 4"11?! When i mention surgery people are alarmed because "You don't look that heavy", or "You carry... READ MORE

40 Years Old, Mom of Two, 313 Lb Start, 5'10" Hernia - Spokane, WA

My primary care physician recommended my bariatric surgeon when I found it impossible to lose the 40 lbs required to have hernia surgery. The hernia caused a lot of pain whenever I exercised even a little. I started the two week preop diet at 331 lbs on July 8, 15. By September 3 I had lost... READ MORE

31yrs old 278lbs

I am a 31yr old mother of 2 beautiful children. I currently am 5ft 11in and weigh 278. I came to this page looking for support. I have absolutely no support system. Everybody says I am not big enough to get the surgery. I don't want to tell my mom and worry her. I am tired of being at war with... READ MORE

32 Y.o, Mother of 2 Boys, Tired of Being Obese and Unhealthy

I have struggled with weight issues, Most of my life. After my second child my weight just kept climbing. At about 280 lbs I decided to have the lap band a year later in 2009. I did lose a lot of weight and got to probably 190 lbs, but I was SICK. I always vomited and it just seemed to get worse... READ MORE

Revisional Surgery (Band to Sleeve) 28yr old mother

Hi Realselfers, I am a 28 year old mother of 2 young children under the age of 5 and I have been overweight for 20 of the 28 years of my life. In 2010 I reached my highest weight of 106kg (234lbs) and decided to get the lap-band following a decade of unsuccessful weight loss attempts through... READ MORE

26 Year Old - 1 Child - Need a Healthier New Look at Life - Long Island, NY

My name is Dawn and I am 26 years old. I have 1 daughter who will be 2 in April. I am 5'6 tall and weight 285 pounds. A little quick history about my self: I wasn't always overweight - I was a cheerleader throughout middle school and also in my first year of high school. I was dating someone... READ MORE

25 Years Old, 1 Child had Surgery in Mexico.

I plan to have my sleeve done in early June, I have been looking at medical tourism agencies to make the decision much easier to find a good surgeon. I am really nervous about getting the surgery so I am having my family come with me hopefully, we can make it into a small family vacation. I am... READ MORE

40 Year Old , Mother of 4 Children, Horrible Overweight - Mexico, MX

My name is Karina, I have 40 years I am a mother of 4 children and today I decided to tell some of my operation, this has really changed my life. my weight was 220 pounds today is to 138. This was the best decision of my life. first look for a long time who operated on me and in my search I... READ MORE

33 Years Old with 4 Kids Married 13 Years - Fort Worth, TX

Okay so my expectations are to lose weight it's me time ! So gonna have the gastric sleeve done late July and hoping for tummy tuck and boobs later as soon as I get to my goal. Then I would like to be able to wear panties the correct way. I've had to wear them backwards since I had my second... READ MORE

41, 2 Kids and a Husband - The Woodlands, TX

Looking forward to losing weight. I have been over weight since the birth of my first child and have not been under 200lb since 2002. My highest weight was 238 and can't seem to lose more than 20-25lb and keep off. I have been contemplating the gastric sleeve for some time since I work in the... READ MORE

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