LOSS TO DATE:
I had always been big, but I had always been active. However, one summer when I was on vacation and I struggled with my very favorite thing, hiking, and I watched my mom struggling with simple tasks and health issues, I knew I needed to make a change.
Once I decided to have bariatric surgery, I dove in head first and the results are simply amazing. Prior to surgery, I worked 8 hours a day on my feet; and when I went home, I was in so much pain I could barely walk. I had orthotics for my shoes to help with foot pain, yet nothing helped, and the mornings were excruciating. However, within two weeks of surgery, I lost enough weight that my foot pain diminished. The most monumental moment for me was re-hiking the same trail from my vacation 3 months post-op. It blew me away. I thought it was “easier” but in reality, I was stronger. Stronger, lighter, and more able. My balance and strength have improved 10-fold. I can climb stairs without panting and walk and talk without being winded. The most important part is the confidence I have gained. All of this, and so much more, is what bariatric surgery has given me. It has given me a life that obesity stole from me. It has truly changed the course of my life.
Thank you so much to Dr. Chang and all who participated in my journey and decision. You and your support truly are the reason I now have a life worth living!
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