Proximal Gastric Bypass
City: Federal Way, WA
Weight Loss Surgery: Proximal gastric bypass
Percentage excess weight loss (%EWL): 92.6%
- Sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
In Cherie’s Words:
“Hi! My name is Cherie. Friendly, fun, fabulous, size 22…that was me at 258 lbs. I was happy, successful and secure with who I was and where I was going. I had a life plan, but my health was holding me back. I had diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. It was difficult to keep up with my husband and grandchildren. I found myself saying, “No, I can’t do that” daily because of my physical condition. My internist recommended weight loss surgery.
I made a call to C4WLS and schedule my consultation. On May 22, 2012 I chose to have the Proximal Gastric Bypass surgery and it changed my life. Thanks to Dr. Srikanth and the staff at C4WLS, I have a new prospective on life. Now I am a size 2/4 and 140 lbs.,* I no longer have diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
I have discovered that one of the most important things you can do for yourself is take charge of your life. Be the change. C4WLS is a lifetime friend—the after care and support they give is unmatchable. It’s not just about having the surgery, it’s about changing your life, and C4WLS is my choice. I’m still friendly, funny, a better me. Life is fabulous!” – Cherie
“At my highest weight of 283 lbs. I was merely surviving life instead of living it. Many years of yo-yo dieting, failing health and a diagnosis of type II diabetes were taking their
“Hi! My name is Cherie. Friendly, fun, fabulous, size 22…that was me at 258 lbs. I was happy, successful and secure with who I was and where I was going. I had a life plan,
“I weighed 340 lbs. prior to surgery. I had hyper tension and was border line diabetic. I could not walk up the stairs without getting winded. Getting in and out of cars was
“My life began anew in December 2010. I went from an insecure 218 pound gal to a very happy and outgoing 129 pound woman. I feel confident, secure, and alive and I have
“I was taking 5 different blood pressure medications and I would still have problems. I hurt all over and became very depressed. How could I lose weight if I couldn’t exercise?
“I had very low self esteem, and was very depressed. I was angry at the world, my friends, my life, my family, ME, anything and everything I could be mad at. At one point
“None of us ever intended to become obese, it just progressed over time. My photo does not depict my high weight of 262 lbs. for my 5'1" frame, but it is close. The long term