“WILL I FIT IN THE SEAT?”
Unlikely there’s a weight loss surgery patient who has not experienced this feeling or panic about a restaurant booth seat, a rollercoaster seat, a folding chair at a simple event. Our patient Angie is no exception. Here, she shares her story of obesity, the decision to have weight loss surgery, and then plastic surgery.
“This was my constant panic at amusement parks, movie theaters, airplanes, restaurant booths, and Dodger stadium. I was outgrowing the clothes at plus-size stores. No jewelry would fit me. I never ran or jumped rope.
I started dieting when I was 18, and continued until I had weight loss surgery. From Weight Watchers, to Herbal Life, to Atkins, Curves, various weight loss pills, and more gyms than I care to count. I even hired a personal trainer. Like so many, I did lose weight on all of these diets, but it never stayed off. The minute I stopped the diet, the pounds quickly piled back on, and then some. By the age of 20 I had sleep apnea, pain in my legs, feet, and back. My cholesterol was creeping up higher and higher, and I suffered from GERD at least twice a week…”