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My St. Mary's Experience

My St. Mary's Experience

My St. Mary's Experience


I Couldn't Take It Any More...

At 28 years of age and 290 pounds I couldn’t take it anymore. I was tired of feeling terrible and I was constantly depressed about how I looked. I had tried the regular diets…, Weight Watchers, clinicals, and had taken every prescription and non-prescription weight loss pill available. I needed something that would work!

I wanted to have surgery so bad, but every place I found was so far away and I knew I couldn’t do it without my insurance help. Having gastric bypass surgery was the best gift I could have ever given myself and my children. There are so many things I couldn’t do with my children, like ride rides at the amusement park, I couldn’t fit in the seats! Or go horseback riding because of weight restrictions. It wasn’t just the embarrassment, it was also affecting my health.

Since my surgery, I no longer have problems with my asthma, I am not constantly being watched for diabetes or high blood pressure. I can get out of bed in the morning and not have to sit on the side and stand up slowly because my knees are buckling under my weight. The list of benefits that I have personally gained from surgery are endless. Two years and 125 pounds later I finally feel beautiful inside and out!

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