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June 3, 2013

Vicky’s Story Part 2: Fears and Phobias

Living life as a very large person can be quite daunting. I was afraid of many things including how I was being perceived by my friends, family, and even people I didn’t know. So many questions were going through my head: could I get a job in a healthcare setting, and would I even make it through the interview process when I was so big? Were my granddaughters and other family members embarrassed to be with me? Was my husband, Steve, embarrassed to go out to dinner with me? If I did take a chance and go through with it, what if this was just another solution that did not work for me? How long would it take me to lose the weight? Despite all of my many worries, I decided to get the surgery. I had to push those fears aside and look at the root of the matter- my health and my future- and knew this what I had to do.

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