Personal post alert. 🙂 I try to be an open book. I feel like things happen both good and bad for a reason and if I can help or encourage one person by sharing my experiences…I need to. God has used me for some crazy reason and that is why I share the bad and good. So here it goes…
Last year when I was told I had cancer. Life changed for me. The entire journey changed me. After surgery and discovering that I did NOT have cancer and I could live again, I struggled. As strange as it seems I went into one of the deepest depressions of my life. God brought me through it and I discovered I needed to embrace this life and let my heart beat again. Some of you may not understand that. That is ok. Some of you will.
In doing that I have had to seriously look at my life. After a lot of researching and doctor visits I have decided to have weight loss surgery. I am not sure what God has in store for me, but I want to be the best me that I can be for the ride.
I have openly shared my weight struggles and other health issues on this blog. Many of my health issues I cannot change, but with medical help, I can use the tools provided to try. Weight loss surgery is a tool. It is not an easy fix or guarantee. I will have to work hard to lose the weight and keep it off. I know many people will think this is an easy way out. I promise you, it is not. It is major surgery with many challenges! But I need help. I have decided to have a gastric sleeve surgery (also known as vsg) to help me get there.
Some things in this life we can’t change. Some things happen to us or challenge us every day. My body fights me daily. But I will not stop trying to be the best me I can be. And this is a start.
Over the next 2 weeks I will be stopping all my bad habits. I stopped almost all (I did not give up my Diet Dr Pepper) before my surgery. Then I did quit all caffeine earlier this year. Unfortunately, I have started up all my bad habits again. That is stopping now. Please pray for me as I do this.
Please pray as we financially find a way to make the surgery happen. As I choose the doctor and all the decisions that go with this. It is exciting and terrifying. But with my support network, family, and God on my side I can do it. I will share the good and the bad with you in hopes to help others along the way.
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Thanks for joining me on this journey!