What was life like before bariatric surgery?
I found myself turning down invitations to events where I would see people who knew me before I gained my weight. I was embarrassed by my appearance. I also hurt all the time. My back, my feet, my knees. I would get out of breath so quickly doing even small activities.
If you put off the decision to come in for a long time, why was that? What kept you from booking a consultation?
I researched the surgery for about a year before I made an appointment. I had to educate my brain on what my body would need to do before I committed to the surgery. When I saw pictures of myself from my son’s wedding, I knew it was time. If I ever was to have hope of playing with future grandchildren as I wanted, I knew I had to do something more.
What was it like to work with the team, from the start of your journey to today?
The team has been supportive of this journey.
What is your life like now? What’s the #1 thing you love being able to do now?
I go to places and do not feel self-conscious about my appearance. Also, I love being able to keep up with my daughters when we go shopping!
I love being able to keep up with my daughters when we go shopping!Sandy