Patty W. is a loving mother who’s balanced a career in entrepreneurship and raising a family. After giving birth to her twins in 1990, she started to gain weight and eventually gained more due to depression. A few years after, she bought a fast food restaurant, which ultimately influenced her diet with more choices from its menu. Such a lifestyle choice caused Patty to gain more weight that opened the door up for complications such as being out of breath, back and foot pain and not being able to fit comfortably in an airplane seat.
MOMENT OF CHANGE
The impact her weight had on her body and the worry of diabetes running in her family came to a point where she knew a change was inevitable. However, the final straw that lead to Patty opting to get weight loss surgery was the fear of her not able to watch her children grow up. In 2009, she knew she needed help and made the life-changing decision to get weight loss surgery through the lap band procedure with West Medical.
REWARDS OF A NEW LIFE
After the lap band surgery, Patty soon started to feel much better regarding her weight. As a result, her diet changed – she even no longer misses soda – and had a positive affect on her weight loss progress. Now, Patty is able to walk long distances without fatigue and can now shop for clothing she’s long wanted to fit into, due to her going down from wearing a size 26 to a size 14.
After losing 100 pounds, Patty was truly happy with her lap band surgery results!