Michael F.

Michael's surgery will be scheduled soon, and we hope to keep this page updated with his post-surgical progress and success!

Posts are in reverse chronological order (oldest at bottom).
Updated: April 6, 2011

March 2011
Pre-surgery

I have had to deal with being obese throughout my entire life. My BMI is around 65, which is about equal to my pant size. I don't have the energy to get up in the morning, and every day, I wake up looking at life as if it were a chore. I am 22 years old, but my size and limitations make me feel like I am middle aged, or worse. I am a full-time college student... on-line, that is, because I can't move around the school without getting winded, tired, and sweaty. I am constantly depressed.

I want to date and do the things that a typical 22-year-old is doing. I get along with almost everyone I meet, but they don't really know me – they only know the fake Mike that allows me to get through everyday life. I am so limited by this suit of armor that I can NEVER reach my full potential.