Total weight loss of 142 lbs in 15 months
- Starting weight 406 lbs
- Current weight 264 lbs
- Pre-Operative Health Conditions: Sleep Apnea, Dyspnea, High blood pressure.
I owe so very much to Dr. Afram and team. It has been such a blessing to me to have had this surgery. I have struggled with being overweight since I was teen . I started really putting on weight in high school. Once I move out on my own I put on more and more 260, 280,330, 400 it just never stopped. I would eat whatever I wanted and whenever I wanted to. If eating was my drug,. No doubt I was not happy one even if I was smiling. I had developed diabetes, high blood pressure, bad knees and sleep apnea. I was taking tak won do but the pain in my knees cause me to stop and my waist 52 and wore a 5XL shirt. So January 7, 2013 I went to the seminar at the center, it had snow a little that day so I was the only person to so up. I still wasn’t sure about having the surgery until I spoke to Dr Afram, after that I knew I was having the gastric bypass. On 1/17/2013 my request for surgery was approved and I picked two days after my birthday April 30th. I can’t say I wasn’t scared I was, but it was quick and was over before I could say wait I wanna re think this…lol. This has been the best decision I could have made, Im no longer taking any medications for diabetes, high blood, high cholesterols, no more knee pain and no longer use a C-Pap to sleep. I started at 406 lbs. now down to 264, My waist is a 38 and I wear a 2XL shirt. I tend to walk up stairs more and have so much energy I took a second job. I was a person who kind of stayed away from crowds so now I like to be around people. My life has approved in so many ways and I believe I added 20 years, I thank Dr.Afram and his team for everything they have done and continue to do for me and my family and for giving me a new life.