This past January, I weighed 354 lbs, and my son weighed 543lbs. We were both basically home bound. Our bodies hurt all over so badly from the weight, we could hardly move or get out of the house. We could have no social life. I never went outside. Our family ran our errands.
Tests showed I possibly had lupus. We prayed about weight loss surgery so that we could live and have a life, and God provided a way. We made an appointment in March and met with our doctor for the first time. We began a high protein diet. We had to stop all sugar, carbs, and caffeine. I soon began to feel much better. I got out on the porch and rocked each day. Then one day, I decided to try to walk in the yard. I walked four minutes. I went out on the porch every day and walked a little every day for some time.
As I began to lose some weight and moving more, I began to feel better, and soon I walked 17 mins. As the months passed, and after many visits to our bariatric surgeon, we finally had our surgery scheduled. We both had the sleeve surgery on Sept 15. I have lost 67lbs, and Chris has lost 71lbs. We are beginning to feel like we are coming alive! We move around quicker, we don’t hurt anymore, and we get out to go to the store and visit relatives! We prayed to God to please show us a way out of the misery and sickness of extreme obesity, and He did. We still have a very long way to go, but with the grace of God, we will be able to live and to have a life!
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.