I was a truck driver for 30 years and gradually gained weight over the years. I began to have several health-related issues including high blood pressure, heart problems and joint problems. After surgery I was able to lose 92 lbs. and have been getting better since. I have been able to quit taking the blood pressure medicines in the last 6-8 months and my knee pain is almost gone. Before surgery, I could not even bend over to tie my shoes. Now I am back in the same size clothes I wore when I was first married.
I have lost 4 inches in my waist and 2 shirt sizes as well. I am very happy with my weight and can do anything I want which includes playing with my grandkids. This surgery has made a tremendous change in my life.
My surgery was done on April 4, 2017. My original weight was 224 lbs. I now exercise regularly going to the gym and I walk two to three times a week. I had difficulty breathing due to the weight issues, today all those problems are gone. Stairs are no longer an issue.
One big thing for me is that I have noticed that my self esteem is so much better than before. I am happy with ME. I now wear a size 8 and love to go shopping again.
My surgery was in December 2016 now in June of 2018 I have lost 126 lbs. This surgery was a life changing event for me. I don’t know why I was afraid of taking this step. There is truly nothing to be afraid of.
Before surgery I had Lupus, sleep apnea, and problems with blood clotting. Since the surgery these problems are no more. I still deal with my Lupus but not more joint or hip pain at all. I no longer have a wear a C- pap at night for my sleep apnea. I feel so much better and have so much more energy to enjoy life and keep up with my girls in all their dance activities. And, I love to shop. As a bonus I no longer must wear black. I can wear bright colors and not feel like everyone is looking at me.
I can cross my legs. WOW. I am so grateful. The last time I was on a plane I had to really suck it in, to keep from having to ask for a seat belt extension…. This truly is a Life Changing Surgery.
I started out at 212 lbs. I had high blood pressure and back pain every day. Since surgery, I have no more back pain and no longer take any blood pressure medicines. I have so much more energy than before. I love to walk. I can walk for miles and love it. I can also keep up with my grand kids now. I also own and manage my own business. I am always happy and in a great mood.