Shatawna M Cutchember
4 years ago I was walking up to an event and was breathless, tired, and sweaty when I reached my destination. It was then that I made the decision that something had to change. After researching several options, I came in to meet with Dr. Afram . From the moment I walked in I knew I was making the right decision. 1 year later, April 26 2011, I had what I call my ”lifechange”, gastric bypass surgery. To date I have lost 235 lbs and I have gained years on my life. In the past 3 years I have been able to walk without being out of breath when I reach my destination. I have become more active with my niece, nephews, younger cousins and god-children. I was able, this past summer, to ride my very first roller coaster at the amusement park because I couldn’t now fit on the ride! But most importantly I am a healthier me. Now asthma will FOREVER be a part of my life, but it’s much better handled with the weight-loss. My quality of life has changed for the better and I can’t thank Dr. Afram and his staff enough for that joy. The support from my friends and family ahs been AMAZING!!! Without them I know this journey wouldn’t have been as successful as it has been. I look forward to the years to come as the healthier version of me!