So after some soul searching and Internet searching I have found the greatest place to begin my new chapter. Have been able to find a clinic with a great staff and doctors to work with my in my new beginning.
The first hurdle was losing 38 lbs. beginning before Thanksgiving 2008. As of January 23 I have lost 38.5 lbs. Now the only things standing in my way of setting a surgery date is a stress test and echo-cardiogram. Have completed the weight loss, the VO2 test, Support Group Meeting and beginning an exercise program (designed especially for me).
One last hurdle and then the real work with begin. My hope is that this blog will serve to help others understand what I'm going through. As well as maybe help one person begin to understand their own struggle is not one they have to suffer alone.