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Meet Tamra

Tamra's weight loss transformation

What was life like before bariatric surgery?
I started a YouTube channel about this very thing and put the pwlc as a keyword.
I had diabetes, high blood pressure, and Graves’ disease. I was unable to do much of anything without having to stop several times due to knee and back pain including things with family. I was frustrated by my inability to lose weight even though I ate very little. I could not sit comfortably in a restaurant booth and hated how people stared.

If you put off the decision to come in for a long time, why was that? What kept you from booking a consultation?
I was set to do it in 2017 and had an insurance issue the day I went for preadmission and it devastated me. In 2019 I was diagnosed with diabetes and knew I had to do something different.

What was it like to work with the team, from the start of your journey to today?
I love the team completely. They are so easy to work with. I had Covid hit when I was about to schedule and it was frustrating but the team was always there and encouraged. I have had several conversations with the nutritionist and she always gives me so much help!! Dr. S prayed with me before the surgery and that was just an example of the type of people you get to have in your life with PWLC.

What is your life like now? What’s the #1 thing you love being able to do now?
I love that I can clean my house without getting tired, do things with my family, shop, sit in a restaurant booth, wear smaller clothes, and no longer have to be on medication for diabetes or high blood pressure. I love being able to work out and honestly just live life!

I love being able to work out and honestly just live life!