Menopause community early. I'm not sure if I want to have children, but I still want to be able to have the choice. I don't want to go through menopause symptoms in my early 30's.
My second surgery was for gastric bypass, and I have to say it was the best decision that I've ever made. I struggled with my weight for most of my life, and nothing seemed to work. After the health problems I was having... PCOS, hypertension, depression... my weight was climbing over 300Lbs and I had to do something. The whole process took about a year, and that includes the application process to get it covered through OHIP. In my mind I wasn't sure if I would go through with it, and almost chickened out. The panic and anxiety morning of the surgery almost made me cancel. Thank God I didn't cancel... it was the biggest and best decision of my life.
Since the surgery in March 2011, I've lost over 100Lbs, no longer on high blood pressure medications, my PCOS is under control and my left ovary actually shrunk to a more normal size. I'm not as depressed as before, however, I still suffer from the occasional panic attack. Hopefully with the big change in weight it will help prevent the removal of my left ovary and early menopause, as well as help reduce my depression and panic attacks. I'm still writing regularly on my weight loss progress, so keep an eye out for updates!