We are so proud of our patients’ success post-surgery. There are patients who start running marathons and others who decide to start a family. Some patients find new joy in shopping for clothes or in playing with their kids and pets. Other patients tell us how incredible it is to go off of medications they have been taking for months because their comorbidities have decreased or even disappeared.
Share your weight loss story!
We are always inspired when patients come back and show us how bariatric weight loss surgery has changed your lives. Please share your story with us!
If you’re looking for inspiration, you will find it here!
I had tried everything over the years to lose weight, from exercise programs to Jenny Craig to Weight Watchers, but they didn’t work. I also suffered from a variety of health problems including pre-diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome and depression. The final straw for me was when I went to an amusement park and was asked to get off a rollercoaster ride because they couldn’t close the bar.
I had been treated for other health problems before at Rose, which is why I decided to go to Dr. Michael Snyder for the gastric band procedure. During that first year I lost about 100 pounds. I then had some complications with scar tissue and had to have the band removed. I didn’t want to risk regaining the weight, so I had the gastric bypass procedure. After that, I lost another 35 pounds.
My husband and I have always wanted a baby, but after not conceiving for so long, we had given up. After losing so much weight, I felt that I was more ready than ever for a child and we began discussing adoption.
Shortly after, I started getting exhausted for no reason and had difficulty tolerating food. My doctor ordered an ultrasound to rule out bypass complications, and instead I got a huge surprise—after struggling for so long with fertility, I was pregnant!
I believe that it was losing those last 35 pounds that allowed us to conceive, and today I have a beautiful baby boy!