Weight Loss Support - It's time to have my second chance at life I was given.

08-03-2012, 02:56 PM
In my "aha" thread I posted about a very difficult surgery I had.

The doctor told me that if I had been under longer then an hour and a half I was scheduled for four hours. Because of the fat around my stomach my lungs would have collapsed. I had a robotic Davinci surgery.

When I awoke my neck was swollen and red it turns out the breathing tube they had to hold in place the whole time very tightly. If they hadn't I would have choked and died.

I look at all the fat now in the mirror and see how it's not just vanity, it's health risks each pound. I have a second lease on life and this time I'm going to get it right. :carrot::carrot:


08-03-2012, 05:02 PM
You CAN do this. And if you slip one day, you haven't failed. There is only forward progression. Hugs!

08-03-2012, 09:43 PM
Way to be proactive! This sounds like a prime example of life handing you lemons and you making the best damn low-cal lemonade on the face of the planet. I'm sorry that you had to go through such a scary episode to come to the realization, but best of luck! We're all here for you :hug:

08-03-2012, 10:59 PM
I think that is a great way to look at it. I have been having some heart problems and I feel like there is no option but to lose weight. Believing it is a matter of life or death definitely makes changing your eating habits much easier.

08-04-2012, 02:42 PM
Oh wow, and you weigh considerably less than I did when I started losing weight...:(

Good luck on your journey. Health was my primary reason for trying to lose weight again. While I accept that I will die one day, I didn't want to spend the next 10-20 years of my life in hospitals or on medications for all the health complications that come with obesity.

08-04-2012, 09:58 PM
Thank you everybody. I am going to one day post in the goal forum. :)