Procedure Type: Lap Band Surgery
Procedure Date: July, 2018
Why did you decide to have bariatric surgery?
I wanted to be healthier and feel better. I tried every diet there was with some success, but would gain the weight back and then some. It became a never-ending battle to try and lose the weight.
How much weight have you lost since the beginning of the process?
I lost 110 pounds and have maintained for 10 years.
What has been the hardest thing to get accustomed to after surgery?
It really has not been hard for me. I just did what they told me to do and it's worked.
What is the best feeling of accomplishment you have experienced since your surgery?
Feeling better and being able to do so much more and have more energy. I no longer have sleep apnea and feel refreshed after a night’s sleep. Since having the Lap-Band it has helped me reduce the amount and type of food I eat daily.
Do you have any advice for patients considering surgery, or those who are getting discouraged after surgery?
Just be patient and remember to do the things you were taught in the classes. It is worth it all in the end. I have more energy and feel better than I have in 20 years. I no longer have sleep apnea and feel refreshed after a night’s sleep. Since having the Lap-Band it has helped me reduce the amount and type of food I eat daily. The surgery helps you become a better steward of what types and amounts of foods to eat and what to stay away from.