Linda: 113 lbs. Weight LossSubmit Your Testimonial
I can’t describe how wonderful I feel since I had my gastric sleeve! Before surgery, my health was not good. I had Type II diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, knee and lower back pain. I was not able to get up off the floor without having to scoot over to the couch and push myself up with my arms. I could not get down and play with my Grandchildren. I had tried many ways to lose weight over the past 30 years: Weight Watchers, liquid diets, Nutra-Systems, Phen-Phen and many others. The weight would come off and then creep back on again, plus more.
Two years ago I switched doctors and when I went to him for the first time, and told him about my medical problems, he asked me if I ever thought about having gastric bypass surgery. I told him that I had known people that had it, and that I had heard some of the good and bad with it. Then, a few months later, my Orthopedic surgeon asked me the same question. At that point, I knew someone was trying to tell me that this should be something to look into.
I had a Sleeve Gastrectomy in July 2010 and I have lost 113 lbs. I can be on the ground and get right up, work out in the yard, and even mow the lawn. I’m healthier than I have been in a very long time. I get excited now when I go shopping for clothes, before it was a chore that I didn’t like. I could never have done it without the support and love from the most wonderful husband and all my children. I thank Dr. Cottam for his knowledge and his gift for helping those of us who have struggled with losing weight.
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