Date Operation: March 2014
Weight Loss: 56 LBS
Category: Band over Sleeve
I am a 62 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. My heritage comes from a long line of large and overweight family members on my mother and grandfather’s side of the family. I have dieted along with my mother from the age of 13. At 22 years old, after the birth of my second son, I joined weight watchers and became a life-time member, having reached my goal weight.
In 1985, I became a certified exercise instructor and opened up and managed a exercise facility – teaching 3 classes a day for 3 1/2 years. In 1989, my oldest son was nearly killed in a bull riding accident at the age of 16. After several weeks in the hospital by his bed side and being informed by his doctors that he had a long road to recovery, my emotions and lack of exercise and eating right took a toll on my weight once again. My weight escalated from 118 lbs to 243 lbs over a period of 5 years. Once again, I joined weight watchers and then Slim for Life, but never achieved my weight loss.
In 2006, after reaching the decision that my health was spiraling downward due to my weight, I chose to have the Lap-Band procedure. Over a period of seven years, I lost approximately 44 lbs and hit a plateau. Being frustrated at 199 lbs., I chose to search out the Gastric Sleeve procedure (I had reservations about ever being at my goal weight again).
I researched information onand My Bariatric Solutions and with much confidence, chose to proceed with the Gastric Sleeve. However, before proceeding with the gastric sleeve, my Lap-Band needed to be removed as well as needing a hernia repair.
My post op care withand My Bariatric Solutions from the first week to the first year has been phenomenal. The office and nursing staff have encouraged me greatly. I always look forward to each appointment!
I had an “Aha Moment” when I realized that I can go shopping and purchase clothes in the petite department. I so enjoy buying cute and trendy clothes once again. I also enjoy exercising and dance, which is my true love! My energy level is fantastic! I feel that I have been given a “second chance” to enjoy the “golden years” that lie ahead. I am one happy wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother! Thank youfor my renewed life!