Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Road to Gastric Bypass Surgery
This photo was taken in April 2009. The author, at 5 feet, 10 inches and a bit, weighs in at 294 pounds.
I have always been a 'big boy' - forever on the heavy side. No one however would call me 'fat' and certainly not obese. (In the Caribbean, I am always called "big mon"). Yet according to the official Body Mass Index (BMI) scale, I am "morbidly obese". (Google BMI for your own reading) A score of 30 is Obese. Morbidly Obese is 40 plus. My rating is 42.4. (Steve Veale)