Well I have finally decided to come out of the shadows. Been watching this site since the summer but just not had the courage to introduce myself. So here goes my story is like many others. Been overweight most of my life with yo-yo dieting. Always resulting in putting weight back on & a bit extra! Have asked my doctor for help many times but always been told no funding. At the beginning of the year I fell on the ice & hurt my knee after treatment not helping was referred to specialist. Went to that appointment hoping to get answers & a plan. Instead was refused the operation due to my weight. I was beside myself. I had just started a job which I loved & studied hard to achieve. I felt embarrassed, cross & helpless. Needless to say I cried in front of the doctor. She was brilliant and referred me to the Bariatric team. At the moment I have attended a seminar & got a date for my MDT (April). So at the very beginning of this long quest. Even at this early stage it consumes my every spare moment. I have decided to not share with many people. Only my husband, Mum & best bud know at the moment. Maybe with time I will feel confident to stand up & tell people. But with the feelings I have About my weight I need to get my head sorted first. I have loved reading everyone diary’s they are inspirational & full of support. Just what I will need in the coming year.