At 45 yrs old I hit an all-time high in weight gain tipping the scale at 265lbs. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis that impacted my life in various ways including weight gain, swelling, bloating, depression, anxiety and a very low metabolism. I was constantly struggling, trying different diets and meal plans, spending hundreds of dollars with little to no success. My mom was very large and all my family members struggle with being overweight too. I’m the youngest and don’t want to live my life like them.
I divorced in 2014 and struggled with my looks (specifically sagging belly fat).
Finding a new mate was a real emotional challenge. I decided to take some of my divorce money and have a tummy tuck. This forced me to work extremely hard to lose some weight. After recovering and losing 45 lbs, I got my weight down to 220 lbs. I felt amazing! Soon after though, I began to regain weight. Again, I attempted more diets and meal plans. I reached 240 lbs and felt like I was going to explode through my $10,000 tummy tuck. Depressed and at my wits end, I started to search out surgeries.
I stumbled across the SmartShape website. After thoroughly exploring the website and all the available surgery options, I opted for the Gastric Sleeve. I explored other people’s YouTube videos who had the procedure, and took into consideration their good and bad complaints. After researching for quite some time, I decided to take it further and have a consultation. I met with the SmartShape surgeon, who seemed like a very calm, patient gentleman that took all the time in the world to help me understand the surgery and answer any questions I had. I went home and thought about it. The next day I decided to go for it!!! I knew I had nothing to lose, I hated my body and the way my health was heading. I had to make this change if I wanted to live a healthier lifestyle.
The staff and whole team were amazing throughout my pre-op, surgery, recovery, and aftercare. I was back to work in 8 days and felt fabulous! Everything went smoothly and I was losing weight every week.
My surgery date was June 1, 2016. In almost a year I have lost 75 lbs and I currently weigh 165 lbs. I look and feel outstanding! I move a lot more freely, my health problems are a lot better and I’ve never felt so good in my life. Christmas 2016 I went on vacation, and it was the first time since I was 16 yrs old that my stomach has ever seen the sun. I tanned my stomach and was so proud to walk around showing it off.
Thank you SmartShape for changing my life for good!!
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