I was overweight all my life. Creature of a snacker, eating way too big portions, eating unhealthy choices!! Soda was a crutch, drinking many throughout the day beginning the minute I woke up! Always snacking.
The Weight Gain:
My overweight caused depression, and I was always tired and never wanted to do anything that included moving too much. My health was always bad and u believe it was because of my weight and what I was eating. I had no energy and no desire to go out and enjoy life.
The Moment of Change:
I joined weight watchers and was very committed and did loose a lot of weight. But after a while I knew I wasn't doing good so I would skip weigh ins and soon weeks turned into months. After one month I got sick and had to go to doctor. Well I had regained 30 pounds it had been 9 weeks since my last weigh in. I continued to gain weight until I was up 75 pounds! 75 pounds I had lost were back!! I was so frustrated, discouraged and depressed I just quit!! I was googling weight loss surgery and came across the Lap Band procedure. I researched the procedure and got excited thinking this could work! I began researching medical practices which performed the Lap Band and found now known as West Medical. ! I called three medical groups and West Medical was my fourth. They were so friendly and I asked so many questions and they were so patient with me. I got excited! They scheduled me for a seminar. I went to the appointment and seminar and knew this is what I wanted to do and West Medical was who I trusted and wanted to help me with my weight loss journey
A New Life:
I first had the Lap Band and list pretty steadily. But I would always have problems with my port. They couldn't find it, it had moved on its side. I had to have the band emptied so many times after having it filled because I would be fine for a few days after a fill but then I would start throwing up. Sadly my band slipped from the throwing up and it was decided to remove the band for medical reasons and I was so worried so afraid I would re gain all the weight I had lost. But the amazing doctors at West Medical suggested the sleeve. My insurance approved and we proceeded with the surgery The removal of the band and doing the sleeve! The best decision in my life!!! Since having the sleeve surgery, I have lost more weight that I have now lost almost 100 pounds!! I feel better than I have my whole life! I am not in any medication, go to the gym 4 days a week, have so much energy to play with my grandkids, enjoy life!! I want to loose about 10 more pounds but am scheduled for a tummy tuck AND am having my arms done in July. West Medical has saved my life!! They have stood by me, encouraged me, fought insurance for me. Listened to me and so patiently answered my thousands of questions! They are always just a phone call away!! West Medical gave me my life back!!