Gastric Bypass Surgery Patients
I have always been overweight. Over the years the scale just kept moving up. I had tried many different diets and weight loss trends, but they never seem to work. If I did end up loosing any weight, I only seem to gain it back plus a few extra pounds.
I started looking into weight loss surgery in March of 2006. I was borderline morbidly obese, being 5'4" and weighing in at 227 lbs. I contacted Obesity Surgical Specialist in April 2006. After the first seminar I was sold on the procedure.
Dr. Marvin explained all the surgical options, with all the pro's and con's of each procedure. I choose the Gastric Bypass procedure. Dr. Marvin was on vacation during the time I wanted to schedule my surgery so Dr. Thomas took care of me. I was one of the fortunate one's that the insurance company approved within a week.
After a couple of the standardized tests my surgery took place June 26, 2006. This was the beginning of my new life. Don't let anyone say that you are taking the easy way out. It was not an easy decision to make, nor an easy recovery. There is pain, as with any major surgery, as well as needed recovery time.
I can say that since my surgery I have worked out more than I have in my whole life - which I know is helping with my weight loss. The surgery alone will not keep the weight off but it has changed my outlook on life. I want to eat better and I want to exercise. It has only been 4 1/2 months since my surgery and I have already lost 64 lbs. I still have another 23 lbs until I hit my goal, but I never thought I would be down from a size 20 to a size 10 in less than 5 months!