When I had my 2nd back surgery in 2008, my surgeon said the thinner I was, the safer the operation would be. So I went in to surgery weighing a little under 7 stone (I'm only 5ft 1"). 6 weeks after surgery my husband and I watched as my legs started swelling up before our eyes. Within 48 hours I was a blimp. I'm now officially morbidly obese. I've never been overweight in my life. In fact I've wrestled with anorexia and bulimia most of my adult life. I eat one apple and one pear a day. I spend most of my time being sick. I have stomach ulcers and I'm not sure if it's really a problem or a phsycosymatic issue (ie. frightened to eat). Not one doctor believes I barely eat. My GP wanted me to have a gastric band! Hubby went ballistic as he's so worried. Any ideas? Has anyone else become swollen following surgery. I won't have my photo taken or look in a mirror. I'm a pig in make up.