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Holly L. – My Story

Gastric Sleeve  |  2018

“I have so much more energy and am ready for anything!”

I’m happy that I made the decision to have weight loss surgery. The surgery helped me get the weight off once and for all. Barix Clinics and their amazing support group helped me find the confidence to move ahead and believe in myself. Since losing weight, my health has been great!

My Health was Failing

It seems that I always had the extra weight. I was so uncomfortable in my own skin, and no matter what I did to try and lose weight, I was never successful. I tried every diet, stayed active and even used prescription weight loss medications. I would lose and gain; lose and gain.

The extra weight was really taking a toll on my health. I had sleep apnea, high blood pressure, joint pain, gout, and high cholesterol.

The Stress Got to Me 

The life-long struggle with my weight was tough, but when my husband was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, I was devastated. I was worried about his health and overwhelmed by being solely responsible to financially support our family and take care of the house with all of its maintenance needs. I felt like the stress was literally killing me and I used food for comfort. 

I Took Control

I was the heaviest that I had ever been; out of breath and not wanting to do anything. I knew that my health was important and I needed to take care of me so that I could take care of my husband.

I talked to my primary care doctor about weight loss surgery. He didn’t think I would qualify. I decided to call Barix Clinics and find out anyway. I’m glad I did, it turns out that my weight and weight-related health issues made me a good candidate.

Barix Clinics was Amazing

I had so much support from Barix Clinics. My surgeon went over the options with me and he explained the risks and benefits of each at the consultation. This helped me to feel confident with the sleeve surgery.

Barix Clinics is the most amazing hospital! I will always recommend it! I had so much support and the nutritionists were exceptional. They called to check on me and met with me at my follow up visits. I always knew what I needed to focus on.

I Have my Health Back

My health has been great since having surgery and losing the excess weight. I’m taking no medications.

My diet has significantly changed. I eat low carb, no added sugar and low fat. Before surgery, I got winded even on short walks. Now, I’ve worked my way up to walking 5 miles at a time. I walk every night after work. The surgery has made it easier to make better food choices and I’m more motivated to exercise.

I have so much more energy and am ready for anything! My motivation is sky-high. I work as a cosmetologist and I am now in school to finish my nursing degree.

The Bottom Line 

I would do it 1000 times over as it has changed my life..

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