Eek! Day of surgery! So excited. And kinda nervous. Today’s topic is the number one reason I’m getting gastric bypass surgery.
Day 1: Babies
I have always dreamed of having a family. A loving husband and 3 children. 🙂 I just think 3 is a great number. Well a few years ago when I found out I had PCOS and did some research to fully understand the syndrome. I found that with PCOS, fully developed eggs are not released and can turn into cysts in the ovary. PCOS is one of the major causes infertility in obese women. I did what the doctor said and started a weight loss plan… then another and another. I would lose some, gain more, and lose a little again. In a vicious cycle.
I was scared that I could never have children but knew I wasn’t ready for children anyway (at 23 years old). I’m 26 now and am still not 100% ready but I know I would like to have kids in my early 30s. But to do so, I need to get healthy so that I can carry a child. People with PCOS tend to have many miscarriages and I didn’t want that to be me.
When I found out that I could qualify for the surgery and that gastric bypass surgery has resolved infertility caused by PCOS, it was a no-brainer. I knew this is what I have to do to be able to have children and now I’m doing it. Surgery is truly a life changing thing and shouldn’t be taken lightly but I know that this is the best decision for me. Not being able to have children would make me feel horrible… like I cannot perform the most important womanly duty (bearing offspring). But having this wonderful tool to help me get there is just so exciting… and I think it’s the reason I am not afraid to get this surgery. Why I’m not afraid to give up ice cream or fried foods for the rest of my life. It’s because the bigger picture is so much more important to me than all of those bad habits. And I cannot wait to start my journey which begins… today!
Off to surgery now. See you all on the other side!