i'm 28 this year, weight 140kg, 175cm and live in country qld! ( 3 hrs from brissy )I have 2 children and have basically been overweight/obese since i was 16.
I got recently diagnosed with hashimoto's diesease. its a thyroid problem, in 2 months i have put on 20 kilos :(
A friend of my mum's had the gastric sleeve and i didnt even know! she had lost 30kg in 3 months and looked amazing. I finally did something and got private health insurance last week. I'm only paying $61.45 ( this is including the govt rebate ) and in 12 months from now i will be getting this surgery! ( yes i did call them and confirm they cover medicare number 30511, which they do )
Ive booked in to see my surgeon, Justin Greenslade in Brisbane in march to make sure my thyroid problem wont be a actual problem and i am able to have the surgery. I'm pretty excited in meeting him!
i'm also nervous and i'm sure once it gets closer to my date to have surgery i will be a complete mess! i'm worried about complications and pain, recovery times etc..and i know im not a younging but being 28 and having a permaent surgery scares me a little bit. But reading some of your posts and seeing before and after pictures spur me on.
sorry if i have rattled on, i'm just so excited imaginging what i would look like skinny! Thanks for reading my little post here! i think its great how much you ladies and gentlemen contribute in this forum..it certainly helped me make my decision and take a step forward to a healthier life!!