I’m in my car driving to work thinking I hope I have enough time to stop at 7-11 to buy some food. Then I think Gayle when are you going to stop this. You are 230 pounds soon you’ll be 250 then 300, what are you doing to yourself?
The next day I wake up to my chest and throat burning. So I find something to eat thinking maybe it will stop the burning. 3 days go by and it’s starting to get worst in fact every time I eat something it comes back up. So I go to work and the burning is killing me so I Google chest & throat burning. Heart burn pops up so I click on it yep everything it says I have. Then I go down to side effects and obesity is a cause. Then I read ways to prevent it, stop drinking soda, stop eating chocolate, tomatoes, garlic, etc…
I’m thinking NO WAY!
So I go to the doctor. Yep it’s acid reflex cause among other things Obesity! He hands me a script for some meds and said come back in a week. Well I get to the pharmacy and the pharmacist informs me that my insurance denied the meds. What? How? Oh now what am I going to do? So I drive back to the doctor’s office and he gives me some samples. I decided not to take the samples I’m sick of taking pills, and if they work how will I pay for them if my insurance won’t cover them.
A few days have passed and yes I still wake up with burning. So I start to think maybe I should go to the doctor and tell him I want Surgery! Then the phone rings it’s my good friend Erica! She doesn’t sound too good. REWIND Erica had the Lap Band Surgery about 8 or 9 months ago. CONTINUE Erica tells me she has been in the hospital for 3 WEEKS! What? What’s wrong? She then tells me something about the Lap Band causing her stomach to turn inside out! What? Yep she said she was vomiting blood and they had to do emergency surgery to remove the band.
OMGoodness what a sign! I’m a BIG believer in signs!
So here’s my WAKE UP…
I’m killing myself SLOWLY!
I’m 26 years old
Depressed, Over Weight and have High Blood Pressure now adding Acid Reflex!
GAYLE!!!!! WAKE UP!!!!! Do Something!!!!!
So Today May 25, 2008 I’ve decided that I WILL no longer YO-YO! I will conquer this fight and I will WIN!
I’ve come to realize that we are ALL Different take my Sister 5’1” - 110 lbs. She eats everything and NEVER GAINS a pound!
I on the other hand can eat a bag of chips the 99cent ones and gain 3 pounds!
So for the people out there that have been delt the same card as me, we have to WATCH what we eat and we have to keep track of it EVERY DAY for the rest of our LIVES!
And UNTIL WE Accept that we WILL Continue to YO-YO!