A New World of Possibilities: Life After Weight Loss Surgery
October 27, 2009
Kelly battled with her weight on and off since high school. She tried diets, but the weight always came back—plus some. Kelly began experiencing health issues, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and aching knees and ankles from the stress of her weight.
After learning about Sibley’s Center for Weight Loss Surgery and educational seminars presented by Dr. Brian Long, she decided to attend one with her mother.
"Dr. Long explained the types of surgeries very clearly," says Kelly. Both she and her mom agreed that surgery was the right solution.
After six months of supervised medical weight loss, Kelly underwent gastric bypass surgery on August 11, 2008. To date, Kelly has lost an astonishing 85 pounds. Her prior health issues have been resolved and she has never had so much energy.
Before her surgery, she despised shopping because she felt she didn’t fit into that other world. She felt that people stared at her because she was overweight. "Now they’re looking at me because I look good. I take pride in myself now," Kelly says, with confidence.
"I feel like I fit into that world now. I just love living and enjoying life," Kelly says.
Ready to make a change in your life? Visit weightloss.sibley.org or call 202.370.6565 to attend a free seminar.
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