MariamOperation Date: March 2007
Weight Loss: 117 lbs.
Procedure: Gastric Bypass

Prior to surgery, I was 408 lbs.  I was a registered nurse working in labor and delivery.  It was getting to the point where I could see an end to my career, it was everything I could to get through a twelve hour shift.  Exercise was non existent because my stamina and energy level were zero.

Since losing the weight, I walk 3 miles every morning, I do weight training and my energy level is up.  I even flew to Thailand and before I couldn’t have fit in the seats.  I would have needed two seats.  I fell like I have added years to my life, I am no longer taking medications for Type II Diabetes and hypertension.  It has been a life changing and life altering experience