I am humbly grateful to Dr. Afram and his entire staff for giving me new beginnings. This is a new chapter in my life; I love myself more today than I have ever loved myself before having the obesity surgery, I value my life today. I was living a life style of unhealthiness due to my bad food choices and not exercising, I had developed type 2 diabetes; I had hypertension, high cholesterol, and was taking insulin shots along with the other medications, as a result I started developing other medical issues, simply put I felt bad all the time. August 14, 2012 I had the Proximal Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass surgery; it has been almost two years now and I have lost over 100 pounds and still losing to this day, my health is great and I am no longer on any of the medications I was on before the surgery.
I took this process very seriously because my mother and my grand-mother died as a result of having health complications with their type 2 diabetes. I work very hard to maintain a healthy life today, I am eating 100% better and I exercise every day, and I love to walk. In order to keep on this journey of healthiness I had to become a willing participate in all my decision making on a moment- by moment basis. Today, each morning when I arise to make this commitment willingly; to listen to Dr. Afram and his staff and to follow their guidance I so choose to live well and in doing so I have cultivated a feeling of hope that my life has become a reflection of my fondest dreams. I am so proud of myself for making this decision to live a healthy life style and for having the obesity surgery. I am grateful because when I look around today this world is pretty amazing. Again thank you Dr. Afram and your entire staff.