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Hi, I'm new to the site/ group Apologies in advance for the long winded post! Although I'm in the research stages of the sleeve gastrectomy I am seriously considering getting the surgery done in time to come. Growing up I always compared myself to other girls and saw myself as big, being that I am short (153cmish) and they were tall didn't help. My weight was probably a little over for my height but throughout the years it's slowly piled on, moving to the country (driving not walking everywhere) hasn't helped. I've went from 80kg  to 113kg  (this includes after pregnancy in 2013). I recently got down to 102.7kg with the help of medication (duromine) but back up to 105kg within last month with constant travel and poor food choices on the road, the medication has been the kickstart I needed but I know it's not realistic or safe to stay on it and am looking for a more permanent solution. My BMI is 45 I feel like I have exhausted all options and this looks to be what I truly need, (along with healthy eating and exercise of course). Portion size has always been my issue also, just eating and not recognising the signs of fullness, I could imagine a smaller stomach size would help immensely provided I ate the right things. I don't want to be one of those mum's that watches from the sidelines & is too unhealthy to join in! I would just like to know some details from those who have gone through the private health insurance road, I know each are different and the prices rise in april but want to make sure I get signed up with one that covers the sleeve surgery, and also what the experiences with different companies are like.. good, bad otherwise??? I am from Victoria if that helps? Thanks a million for your time!!! Bianca