What was life like before bariatric surgery?
Before my surgery, I was miserable. I couldn’t walk across the building at work without being out of breath. I couldn’t walk a block without my back hurting. My quality of life wasn’t what I wanted it to be.
If you put off the decision to come in for a long time, why was that? What kept you from booking a consultation?
I had considered surgery about three years before but decided I couldn’t afford it because my insurance wouldn’t help. I joked around that the surgery was almost as expensive as my car. My mindset shifted when my Mom asked, “Don’t you think you are more valuable than your car?”
What was it like to work with the team, from the start of your journey to today?
My journey was amazing. It was coming to the realization that I mattered. Me. I wasn’t only just a mom. I wasn’t only just a wife. It was worth the time and effort. The staff at PWL walked by me every step. From the initial consult to billing, to the many appointments and tests, I always felt like I was surrounded by my best cheerleaders. The kindness, compassion, encouragement, and friendship, everyone has shown to me, has been a huge part of my success.
What is your life like now? What’s the #1 thing you love being able to do now?
Oh my gosh, my life is SO much better now! I go on walks and don’t even count the blocks now. I just enjoy my music or the company of whoever joins me. I have so much more energy. I feel like a whole new person because I don’t hurt all the time.
I have so much more energy. I feel like a whole new person because I don’t hurt all the time.Caroll F.