**Please be aware, i'm not
searching for medical or legal advice, or offering medical or legal advice in any of my posts, just communicating**
saying anyone has said anything that could get this into locking territory, just covering bases. I need this thread very badly right now)
Just rambling on, not directed to anyone in particular. I just needed to talk with people who understand, and you guys are the best!
When someone is overweight, there are sometimes a multitude of issues that can come up that will endanger them if they need surgery. From breathing issues (which would affect blood oxygen) to thickness through the neck from fat (which will affect how far back they can bend your head to put the tube down your throat) If I had diabetes, It might affect it (i'm not sure how on the "putting under" side) although I know it would affect healing. Basically, all the health risks of being overweight also affect you when you need surgery, and many anesthetists have to have the unfortunate job of denying someone because it would just be too dangerous to put them under.
That's what gets me. My breathing is awesome (don't smoke) I don't drink, all my own teeth, clear throat. Blood pressure 115/65, heart rate mid 70's. Neck bends well (chin right down to chest, base of skull in back right down to spine. ) NO diabetes, heart disease, any disease, actually. The anesthetist had actually said "if you weren't overweight, you'd be perfect" I don't have any of the medical issues that come along with being overweight, except the weight! And I'm wanting to change that, with medical supervised weight loss program and exercise, except I can't exercise because of the pain, so I can't lose weight to have the surgery, but she denied me the surgery because i'm overweight...
I want to thank you all for being so awesome though. It's been wonderful to have a spot here where I can vent, cry and just get everything out. Your advice, hugs and general caring attitudes have really helped get me through some dark times. I don't think I'll ever be able to adequately thank you all.
Oh, and just cause it's come up in one or 2 PM's ..I'm Canadian, not from the States. So Doctor recommendations that have been P.M'd to me are much appreciated, but unfortunately, are WAY too much of a commute for me!
But thank you all the same!