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Terry was a compulsive eater; no matter what diet he tried, he couldn’t gain control over what he ate. His compulsive eating behavior had reached the point where it was limiting his ability to participate in activities with his children. Even more concerning was the news that his weight was also threatening his life. At 530 pounds, the weight on Terry’s chest and neck was depriving his brain of oxygen. His doctors warned if he didn’t lose weight he may only have a year to live.
A recommendation from his neurologist put him in touch with the SmartShape Weight Loss Centre.
The consultation was amazing. Not only did he feel confident about the surgeon’s experience, but for the first time in his life Terry felt at ease talking about his weight. “You could tell this man had a heart and did not judge me.” He also received the same compassion and caring from the nurse overseeing his care.
It wasn’t necessarily an easy decision for Terry to get the LAP-BAND®. He knew he had to make a life change, but he wondered if that meant he would never enjoy the pleasure of eating food again. He has since discovered that he can.
Terry was also hesitant to proceed because he thought the LAP-BAND® procedure was unaffordable for him, but he knew he had no choice.
“Now, I know it was life-changing… It changed my life and it saved me.”
Terry has lost 332 pounds and is no longer a benchwarmer. He’s travelling to exotic destinations and, most importantly, he is able to actively play with his kids!
The SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre offers FREE consultations with a surgeon for patients from across Canada and the United States.