After a lot, lot, lot of prayer and contemplation, we have decided that I am going to actively pursue getting weight loss surgery.
I know it's not right for everyone.
I know it's not going to be an easy fix.
I know that there are habits and behaviors that I still need to address.
I know that there are some physical risks and consequences that come along with the surgery.
We are still in the initial stages. I have been to the OSU Bariatric clinic for a seminar and have spoken to someone in their office. I have spoken with my doctor(s) as well. It is a long process, and my next step is insurance approval. That can take a very long time, depending on whether or not the insurance company deems the surgery as medically necessary. From there you have several types of evaluations that will determine eligibility and help decide which type of surgery to have (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric banding (which I currently am not interested in).
I am asking for your prayers. Prayers that if it is indeed God's will for this to happen, that it all goes smoothly - from insurance approval all the way through recovery. Prayers for my husband and kids who will without a doubt feel some effects from the process. And prayers that ultimately this weight loss journey that I have been on can be used in a way that will bring God as much glory as possible and help other people who have the same struggle.