Francis: LAP-BAND Success
I’m a married mother of three that has battled with her weight for over 19 years. As a teenager I was fit and trim. When I got pregnant with my first child I gained 85lbs with that pregnancy and the weight never seemed to come off after that. With every new pregnancy I gained more weight and by baby number 3 my weight just kept climbing. My heaviest weight was 273lbs. I have tried Jenny Craig, Adkins, South Beach Diet, Weight Watcher and many other things to try and lose the weight. I even went as far as the Cabbage Soup Diet. Needless to say; it did not work. Two years ago my family doctor and I were discussing different ways to lose weight when I asked him if I was a candidate for the LAP-BAND® surgery. He said that he would refer me to see someone that could help me with this process: and that is when Dr. Cywes came into my life. I went to see him for the first time and did not know what was going to happen and how much he would change my life. I had LAP-BAND® surgery on May 17th, 2010, and since then my weight has dropped. I will say that there were some hard days after the surgery, but I would never regret the decision I made to take back my life. I have lost 106lbs. I am now able to do things with my children that I have not been able to do in a very long time. I was able to ride the rides at Universal Studios with my kids! It has been many years since I was able to ride the rides because I was uncomfortable. My life and my relationship with my husband and kids are better now that I have a new body. The years that I have gained with my family by having LAP-BAND® will not be wasted. I owe my new life to Dr. Cywes and his team.
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