Patient Success Stories
Linda didn’t have a weight problem until she stopped playing sports in high school. She continued to gain after two pregnancies, and before she knew it, she had reached 370 pounds. She tried diets and weight-loss programs but could never get under 350 pounds.
Her physician recommended weight-loss surgery. Although Linda didn’t have the health problems common among obese people, her physician warned her that it would only be a matter of time before she developed such diseases as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
On September 23, 2004, Linda had bariatric surgery and has since lost 155 pounds. Linda’s dress size has dropped from a size 28 to a size 12.
Linda is thrilled with the new life surgery gave her. She loves that she can go on an airplane and not need a seat-belt extension, or that she can walk into any clothing store and shop. And she spends a lot of time encouraging other bariatric patients so that they may find the happiness and joy she has found through weight-loss surgery.