I would obviously prefer to be in a position where I could pay for this myself but I am not and I feel that gastric banding would be the best thing for me. I am overweight. My BMI is 37 or more now. I haven't been on the scales for a while but at last count I was 17 1/2 stones. I have been on a diet all my life it seems. I started when I was eight. My lowest adult weight was 10 stones which I kept to in my twenties through diet and exercise. I was actually addicted to exercise.
I have put on the most weight after having a child 8 years ago. I am actually heavier now than at the end of my pregnancy. I was 15 stones then, so my weight has gone up. I have tried everything to get my weight down, but the lowest weight I got to was 15 1/2 stones, a few years ago. I am suffering depression, and aching knees. My knees are very painful when I go upstairs. I am also suffering from stress incontinence, and gastric reflux. I think these are all due to the obesity. Also I am now working, I cannot get my confidence back and have been prescribed anti-depressants. Is there a chance that I would be considered for bariatric surgery do you think?
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