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Mindy Doberstein – Inspirational Story

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Hello, I have always been over weight even as a child. In 5th grade I was in an xl already, my uncle decided when I was 13 to take my inosence, by 16 I was a 26/28 and they didn’t always fit. I think that was the beginning to my out of control weight gain a sort of defense if I was bigger he would leave me alone. At 17 I became pregnant I was 350 pounds and at his birth I weighed in at 420. My son’s father was extremely abusive, he had even taught our 2 year old how to call me a fat cunt…” you don’t call he mom you call her fat cunt” I continued to gain weight I left him shortly after joe was 2. When I was 21 I tried having wls but blue cross turned me down saying I was to healthy. At that point I was desperate. I remember my boss at that time saying he didn’t want his pretty girls working midnight’s but it was okay for Mindy, that about the time I became bulimic. My bulimia got me down to 250 pounds but three more pregnancies I was holding strong at 300. The bulimia was tearing my marriage apart and with the support of my amazing husband I stopped. I wanted to make sure that I was bulimia free for over a year, at the two year mark I decided it was my time. I had the biliopancriatic diversion with dueodnel switch and in order to qualify your bmi has to be over 50 and I was just under. After consulting with my surgeon we decided this would be the bear option it has a higher weight loss and higher success rate of maintaining your weight long term. On 9/22/16 I had surgery. Best choice of my life even with slight complications and a lot of pain I would do it again.

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