Surgery Type: Sleeve Gastrectomy
“I am so happy that I chose to have the gastric sleeve surgery. It's been quite a journey ... I am so glad I took the first step in changing my life for the better! I had surgery on May 16, 2017.
“Prior to weight loss surgery, I had:
“I am now 51 years old. I am very active. I walk and exercise daily and follow mostly a lower carbohydrate diet. I take supplements daily and make sure to schedule time to exercise and take time for myself in my day. I completely changed all my old habits and incorporated new, healthy ones.
“I had been at an average weight most of my life. I had my children late in life. When I had my second child at age 36, I got up to 210 pounds and had a difficult time losing the weight. For 14 years, my weight went up and down. I lost 30 pounds and then would plateau and wasn't able to lose more than 30 pounds. I gained the 30 pounds back and gained more weight. I did this three separate times, never able to lose more than 30 pounds. I did just about every weight loss diet and exercise plan out there.
“Being a busy working mom and wife, I ended up not making time for myself and learned that it's important to take time to work on myself and take care of myself. I decided to have the surgery to help me improve my health so that I could be both mentally and physically stronger, set a good example for my children, and live a long, active life because I'd like to be healthy and strong in my golden years!
“Thank you, Dr. Srikanth, for doing my surgery, and thank you to Kristen Howard for the great post-operative guidance and follow-up.”
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