Doctor is talking to me about getting a Gastric Bypass Surgery. I have some minor health issues, like my sugars are a bit high, blood pressure is normal and such, but he said as I age the problems are going to get worst.
He said if I get this surgery, all those things will go away, but I wonder will I be trading in one set of problems for another.
An old friend I heard through the grape vine had the surgery 2 years ago. He weighed 381, I weigh bout 360, and now he weighs 240, right where I want to be. This old friend of mine was pretty much like me, loved to drink, and eat. Party animal to the extreme. Said it was the best decision of his life to do. Then again I hear horror stories, bad ones.
Here’s my problem though, being a big guy is my essence of who I am. That guy who drank more, ate, more, took more punishment then the next guy. That’s who River is. Not that being around 250 is small by any means. It’s just that when something is at the core of your being, how do you change that. Can I change that.
Also is it the cowards way out, a cheat if you will. I can lose weight I done it. I hit some sort of plateau, but if I worked really hard could I lose the weight I need. Do I want to gamble with that. These are the things I have to think through the next few months, and it weighs heavily upon me.