Total weight loss of 146 lbs in 21 months
- Starting weight 304 lbs
- Current weight 158 lbs
- Pre-Operative Health Conditions: Reflux esophagitis, Osteoarthritis-knee
I have battled my weight since High School. I had a few victories, but eventually lost the war. No one, not even my husband knew how much I weighed. At surgery time, I was at my highest weight of 304 pounds. I was so embarrassed of myself, depressed and felt like hiding. My knees hurt, I had heel spurs, felt tired all the time and had just been diagnosed with diabetes.
I had stopped going to my OB/Gyn because of my weight, but after an 8-year absence I went back. He gave me Dr. Afram's phone number and my Life back. I have lots of energy and can outgo my children now. Relatives that had not seen me in awhile literally didn't recognize me. It's the best gift I ever gave to myself !