Tracey: LAP-BAND Success

Tracey before and after lapband
Hello my name is Tracey and I first went to Dr. Cywes in 2005 and asked for help. I was tired of being overweight and not doing things with my kids like a mother should. I first explored having the gastric bypass surgery done and I didn’t like the information that was given to me. Then I went to Dr. Cywes and said I was interested in the Lap-Band and asked if I could have it done.

Thank the lord I had no health problems at all. I was all around a healthy person. But my BIGGEST problem was being overweight. I wanted to do something about my weight. I was ready to be able to do things with my kids. I wanted to go outside and run and play with them. I didn’t want to sit on the couch and watch them from my window and tell myself “Tracey, what are you doing?” I was ready to change my life and to be here to see my kids grow, have fun with them and to be the mom that they want me to be.

On the day of my surgery, August 11, 2005, I weighed in at 419. And oh my gosh I was scared but ready for a whole new life change. I did exactly what Dr. Cywes told me to do and I was really surprised how the weight started to come off! After a while I went back and cried to him telling him thank you very much for what you have done to help me. Dr. Cywes said “All I did was give you the tool, you did it all on your own.”

I am so happy I lost my weight I am now down to 225 lbs. and have maintained my weight. My kids tell me “Mommy you’re so beautiful now. Please don’t get big again. We like you now because you play with us and do more things instead of sitting on the couch watching from the window in the living room.” That touched my heart so much, that I just cried. I would tell everyone about the Lap-Band and have sent several people to Dr. Cywes. And they have had great success just like me. Dr. Cywes and the office staff is full of wonderful people who are always there for you when you need them.

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5 Responses to “Tracey: LAP-BAND Success”
  • Jennifer says:

    You are a huge inspiration to me! Can you tell me what a typical days meals are for you? I am just not sure how much I should be able to eat. I have had my band since May 2008 and I have been unsuccessful. Please give me any info that you think could help me!!!!


  • tracey says:

    Hello i eat lots of veggies and try not to eat lots of read meats. And your key thing is to drink lots of water and stay away from the sugar and carbs. Eat slow and dont eat like your straving. i usually fix a plate and put little food on there. Another thing that may help is dont what ever you do dont drink with your meal. Usually i eat a yoguart in the morning and a small lunch. Then a lite dinner but try to eat before 6:00p.m. If at all possible
    try to walk or do some kind of exercise at least 3 times a week and build your self up. i hope i have helped you out with this info.

    i am glad that my pic inspiration to you and hope as well as others also.

    have a great day.


  • Malissa Villa says:

    You should remember me from when you were a patient at the office. You knew me by a different last name. I am so proud to see how you have changed. You look so healthy and beautiful. Keep up the good work!

  • Tracey Estrada says:

    hello melissa yes girl i do remember you and would love to get back in contact with you!! send me a e-mail to my personal e-mail. i am doing well and keeping my weight off. i am so glad i had this done it has changed my life.

  • samantha says:

    congrats on your weight loss!! my name is samantha i am 25 years old from California, i am scheduled to have gastric bypass (roux en y). my starting weight was 525lbs the heaviest i have ever been and im 5’4, i have gotten down to 433lbs. im going to have surgery on sep. 19th 2012, in 2 weeks! im very terrified, i have never had any kind of surgery and my biggest fear is i dont want to die! i realize my weight can kill me too! but can you give me any advice on how to not be so scared?? thanks so much and again congrats on your success

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