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.
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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!
Procedure: Gastric bypass
Weight lost: 160 pounds
For most of my life, I’ve struggled with my weight. One day, I found myself sitting with my son watching television, and he looked up at me and said, ‘Mommy how did you get so big?’ I could have crawled under the chair we were sitting on.
It was then I knew I had to do something. I logged on to my computer that night and searched for an answer. I found myself watching TV one day when the Oprah Winfrey Show came on, and Carnie Wilson and Randy Jackson were telling their stories about having weight loss surgery. Then, a family friend told me about Dr. Snyder, a bariatric surgeon in Denver.
I remember telling my husband I would rather die than live another six months as a fat person. My body felt like it was falling apart at 305 pounds. Dr. Snyder saved my life. I ended up losing 160 pounds over the next year and a half. I now ride motorcycles, run, and play with my teenage son. I am so thankful to Dr. Snyder, his staff and Rose Medical Center.