What was life like before bariatric surgery?
Before surgery, I was miserable. I was not only at my heaviest, but my clinical depression was unmanageable, my body ached, and I was excessively tired all of the time. I could play on the floor with my baby or go on walks with my daughters. I couldn’t wear the clothes I liked comfortably and did not like who I let myself become.
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 been trying to lose weight for years. I’d tried every diet, workout, and prescribed weight loss medication. When my daughter began walking, I decided I wanted to be a better person and mom who could play, participate, and hold her without getting exhausted.
What was it like to work with the team, from the start of your journey to today?
I was incredibly anxious at first, but it was an incredible experience. There was not a single time I felt shamed or uninformed.
What is your life like now? What’s the #1 thing you love being able to do now?
I love going on walks with my family! I can run with my daughter through the sprinkler and ride bikes with my 4-year-old. I feel better than I have in years.
I feel better than I have in years.Miranda C.