Patient Success Stories
Obese for her entire life, Felicia tried every diet club and exercise program she could find. She would lose some weight but would inevitably gain it back again. Felicia was at a loss of what to do when she reached size 32 and resigned herself to the fact that she would be obese for the rest of her life.
In 2005 her physician recommended gastric bypass surgery, but Felicia thought she could lose the weight on her own. But three years later, after educating herself about the surgery Felicia has a gastric bypass on August 28, 2008. She has lost 91 pounds and now is a size 12! She has started taking care of self and loving herself again. Even now she sometimes walks by a window and does a double take at the reflection she sees.
Her health is better and she has tons of energy. An important part of Felicia’s story is the support she has received from her family, friends, co-workers, and students. “This is a long-term journey and I believe so long as you have support and faith in God, you will be successful,” she said. “Sometimes my support people are more excited for me than I am and I think that’s pretty cool.”