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Monday, June 30, 2014

Someone asked this question after I posted my picture, I'll try to answer that by telling my story.

Around the beginning of 2013, I found myself in a really bad situation. My weight was really out of control.. At 350 lbs. I found it very difficult to do much around the house, I had problems with my heart. I took enough meds that I rattled when I walked. I truly if I could eat properly. And get enough exercise I lose the weight. Problem was I could not stand long enough to make a healthy, I felt I could use a caregiver. Trouble was this was at a time SW was falling in a world of dementia. So at a time I felt needed a caregiver, I became one. during all this our house was getting messier and dirtier all along. I felt every thing was simply impossible.

I made up my mind I had to go after what ever help I could get. I found a neighbor to cut my grass. Began to take SW to a neologism. Made plans with my daughter to move to Virginia. with her. And signed up for my surgery.

Nov 4 I had my operation. I'm down 120 lbs. SW and have made the move Virginia. SW falling deeper into a pit of forgotten memory, but with my daughters help she's getting better care. My fall I'm hoping to have the house in Pa sold.

Would I recommend the surgery. I must admit it by it self is not so easy, You have a whole new life style to live with, The surgery wasn't the hard part. I still can't ear very much, I will get to a place I can eat pretty good, But that's still a long way off. Yet I do believe the hardest part was admitting I needed help. Since I decided that everything got better.

So if you can admit you need help. I'd say go for it,


I needed help.
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  • no profile photo CD16180191
    Glad to hear you took charge of your health. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!
    1908 days ago
    Sounds like you recognized you had a problem, admitted the problem, and accepted help. So you are a work in progress! And doing what you can to improve your lifestyle!

    2128 days ago
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    2445 days ago
  • GRETA242
    Your life sounds like mine Bob. My house is a disaster--very dirty, messy, etc. I weigh 443 pounds and can barely stand. I plan to have the sleeve done so I can get back to a normal weight and life. Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sorry your wife has dementia.
    2468 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your story.
    2482 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    thank you for telling your story and not saying yes or no, leaving it up to the reader to decide the best choice for them.
    because in the long run, the surgery by itself isnt going to be what makes it or breaks it, the long road ahead is there with or without the surgery.
    the surgery makes it easier to get started.
    i wish you godspeed and best of luck. emoticon
    2487 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your story. You are very courageous to make the changes you did. i support you on your road to wholeness. Good for you!
    2487 days ago
    As did I, and it was one of the best "admissions" I've ever made. WLS is not for everyone, but as you and I have found out, if you commit to the lifestyle change, good things happen.

    Thanks for sharing!
    2487 days ago
    glad you did what needed to be done to take care of yourself.
    2487 days ago
  • JILL313
    Bob, I'm really happy you've lost a lot of weight. I know at times it has to be difficult eating so little. You've changed your life & you're a Healthier man now. Change is hard for me and OMG you must have set a record as lots of major changes you've made. Wishing you all the Best. Good Luck in selling your house. Real Estate is higher now here than ever & if the house is priced fairly they sell pretty quickly at the asking price or maybe just a few thousand left. Continue to take good care of yourself. Thank you for writing such a honest blog. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2487 days ago
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