I’m Mitzi 🙂
I have been over weight for as long as I can remember. A few years back I came across the term Big Beautiful Women and spent the last 8 years networking and making some really good friends through internet forums, party nights and bashes. It was great to at last feel accepted, happy in my own skin and my confidence blossomed. But so did my weight.
I eventually got to 23 stone about 322lb and my health was suffering. Asthma, Lymphoedema, painful joints, embarrassment when travelling abroad. I began to hate the skin I was in again. I begged my GP for WLS and was declined, depression consumed me.
I decided to go for a 2nd opinion and thank god his colleague referred me. After 2 years of weight management, assessments and finally the funding approved on 25th October 2010 I had my Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass!