To Live or Exist: How I’m Coping w/Chronic Pain

I remember laying on the table at the orthopedist’s office with nothing but a gown and panties on; wondering why I didn’t wear a cuter pair of panties and thinking ‘It can’t be too bad.’ But in my heart of hearts I knew it was that bad. For over a year I’ve had a debilitating…

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Depression- The Unfashionable Side of Life

Whenever people ask “How are you?” I find myself wondering exactly how I should answer that polite greeting. You see, most of us know when people ask you that; they don’t mean it. It’s simply a way to say hello and appease a social quota that most of us feel obligated to ask. Because of…

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What I’ve Learned: 2017 In Review

I haven’t done a year in review since the close of 2014. A LOT has changed since then and it’s the only reason I’m going to write one for this year. So where do I begin? Well, I started my year off with a bang when I discovered that I had a goiter growing and…

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I Can’t Have Anymore Children- My Decision for Tubal Ligation

I became a mom at a very young age. I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant, and I proceeded to give birth a few months after my 18th birthday. My labor and delivery was pretty traumatic; resulting in an emergency c-section that left me internally scarred and on the road to a…

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When WLS Becomes Necessary – How I Arrived at My Decision

I’m a pretty candid person when it comes to my mental and physical health. So many people on this planet exist in spaces of uncertainty and unhappiness because of the isolating feeling of insecurity. Whenever I share my personal journey, it’s in hopes that those people will some how cross my path and feel a…

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Her Story: Ladi Amber

Name: Ladi Amber (Amber Middlebrooks) Age: 27 Type of procedure: Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? All my life I was overweight. I always hated the way I look, I was always the big one out of my friends. I always felt uncomfortable, I was suicidal and depressed. Two…

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Her Story: Tiffiany

Name: Tiffiany Procedure Type: Gastric sleevectomy Age: 30 Starting weight: 472 Surgery weight: 401 Current weight: 275-279 Goal weight: 180(I’d really be content at 195 lmao) What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? In January 2015 I stepped on the scale and it said 472lbs which is a weight I’d never…

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Her Story: Renee

Name: Renee D. Jennings, Brooklyn, NY Age: 37 Procedure: Gastric Sleeve (March 2017) What prompted you to make the decision to go for WLS? I had considered weight loss surgery for at least 4 years but never actually went through with the process. Part of the reason I reneged was due to the things I…

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Her Story: Cieanna

Name: Cieanna aka Cici Age: Sexy 31 lol Procedure Type: Gastric Sleeve What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? I had a miscarriage in 2014 and was told it was due to my weight that i was unable to carry the baby. Did/do you feel any pressure by a doctor to…

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