Brenda C. - Bakersfield, CA
I can go to sporting events amusement parks and school and enjoy them!
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I have been overweight all my life. I also gained more weight after the birth of my 4 children. Then at the end of 2011 I became very ill. After lots of test and doctor visits were unable to find anything wrong. So mid 2012 primary care gave ok for lap-band. I was scheduled for procedure at the end of December 2012 at the same time having been diagnosised with uterine cancer. Early 2013 I had a complete hysterectomy. Summer 2013 I had the Lap band. I was always teased and bullied as a child over my weight. As I became older wanted to stay home. Not having to do anything was easiest to stay home. Being sick and thinking my weight was the cause. Lap Band has changed my life. I am able to enjoy my 4 daughters and my 19 grandbabies. I am told daily how young I look. I can go to sporting events amusement parks and school and enjoy them. In 2011 my husband of 32 years passed away to cancer. If I had not done lap band I would be alone. But 8 months ago I meet the love of my life. I feel 30 again.
The patient shown underwent weight loss surgery. Typical patients lose 50% - 70% of excess weight. Results may vary.