Veronica: LAP-BAND Success

Veronica lap band success
At the time I was seeking help, I was a 36-year-old morbidly obese single mother of two boys. I had multiple co-morbidities. My obesity started with my first pregnancy. At the beginning of my pregnancy I weigh approximately 180 pounds and at my height was still considered to be overweight. By the time I delivered my first child, I weighed 263 pounds. I only lost 20 lbs. after delivery. I began working part-time four months for a Supermarket, which helped to decease my weight another 20 pounds. I didn’t have my second pregnancy until 3 years later. Just like my first pregnancy I went back to 263 and skyrocketed to 283 by delivery time. Same as the first I lost 20 pounds after delivery. I can recall being tested for diabetes and thyroids, which was negative. I thank GOD for that .I have stayed at 263 or more for 16 years.

On April 7, 2005, while working I was feeling fatigue and had radiating pain in the back of my neck that would not go away. I went to the Fire Station near by to have my blood pressure taking and to my surprise it was 182/90. I’ve never suffered from hypertension, but they assured me that I needed to be seen right away. So, I went to the ER. Besides suffering from severe acid reflux, I had lower back pain, pain in my neck, insomnia, a heart murmur and depression. I could then add hypertension, which makes me a very good candidate for this surgery. My BMI was over 44.

In my 16 years of this obesity battle, I have had memberships with Gold’s Gym, Powerhouse, and YMCA. I have tried Herbal Life, Weight Watchers, and A Perfect You dietary programs. I have taken prescriptions Meridia and Adipex. I have taken over-the-counter drugs like Trim-Spa, Apple-Cider, Relcor, Green-Tea, Slim-fast, and Grapefruit Diet. I have tried all of this with some success, but no long-term achievement.

I had my surgery May 27, 2006. Here I am 2 years later and 130 pounds lighter. I’ve never felt better in my life. I love my new life style. I love sharing my experience with anyone that I come in contact with. The Lap-Band has been one the best choices I’ve made in my life. I feel without it, I wouldn’t have a life. I can’t stress my appreciation to Dr. Cywes and staff.

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One Response to “Veronica: LAP-BAND Success”
  • erica says:

    i would like to know how much did you lose in the first month, three months, and six months.also, since this is 2010 have you been able to keep the weight off?

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