The Life That Led Me to Bariatric Surgery — Part 1 -Too Fat to Fit

Me at my heaviest — before Bariatric Sleeve Surgery

My maternal side of the family carries the female fat genes and I inherited every single one of them. My mother had 3 brothers and two sisters. Her mother, aunts, and grandmother were………..fat. Today they would be labeled morbidly obese. Her two sisters tended toward chubbiness but dieted themselves out of it most of their lives. Due to the luck of the gene draw, and the…

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Joan Gershman

Joan Gershman

Retired Educator; Speech/Language Therapist; English Teacher; thealzheimerspouse.com; talktimewithjoan.com; Vocal.media creator; Medium.com writer