Sean: 327 lb Weight LossSubmit Your Testimonial
I, like many people, have fought with my weight for my entire life.
At my highest weight, due to years of lying in bed from a back injury, my weight had climbed to 626 pounds. It came on slowly and I didn’t even realize how big I was until the doctors couldn’t weigh me anymore. I was not about to lie in bed and die because of my weight problem. During this time I was accepted to Law school, something I had always dreamed of doing, only to realize that I couldn’t get out of bed and walk 10 feet without a cane, so how would I be able to take the rigors of law school? I basically had to put my entire life on hold, never knowing if I would ever be able to fulfill my dreams.
On the morning of surgery, I weighed right around 597 pounds. I was told if I followed the diet plan and ate as instructed, that I could lose a significant amount of my excess weight over the first few years. Roughly 17 months after surgery, I weigh around 270 lbs.
There’s no question about it. The gastric bypass, Dr. Cottam, and his team gave me my life back. Although my back problems still exist I have cut my medications out completely. I no longer need them, just as I no longer need the assistance of a cane to walk. Also, within 6 months of surgery, I moved from the West Coast to Michigan and I completed my first year of Law School. None of this would have been possible without the surgery to give me the help that I needed to get my life back!
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