Upbringing is the backstory of my Bariatric Journey. Family life, childhood, and dealing with weight gain through the years from 7th grade through high school. Weight loss programs I joined. Years of my doctors trying to motivate me to get my weight under control to a point they would say "You are a good candidate for gastric bypass". Dealing with health issues like Ovarian Cyst and Cancer of the Uterus before the age of 21 was a lot to recover from along with having Sleep Apnea and Hypertension. A light turned on and decided research into what Bariatric surgery was all about.