Ian G. - My Story

Gastric Sleeve |  February 2015

My Life Before Bariatric Surgery

My life before surgery was marked with negativity. There were the frustrations of seat belts and clothing not fitting; the embarrassment of remarks by people about my size; the lack of energy to play with my kids and do basic household chores; and all of this was interspersed with mood swings and depression. 

Making the Decision:  The decision for me was simple. It was time to take back my life and get back my emotional and physical health. 

My Barix Clinics Experience:  I can't say enough positive things about Barix Clinics. The staff was professional and courteous. My stay was comfortable and a lot easier than expected. I was extremely nervous in pre-op and my surgeon and anesthesiologist put me at ease. My anesthesiologist had been a Marine, same as me, and he put my worries about the surgery to rest. 

How My Life Has Changed:  It’s incredible! Six weeks after surgery, I started to do Cross Fit at a local gym. I was so out of shape that I could barely do any of the exercises. With perseverance and a no-quit attitude, I started to excel. In October of 2015, I competed in my first Cross Fit competition in the 40 to 45 age group and took 2nd place.

My life is completely different now I am active and enjoying life like never before.

To Those Considering Bariatric Surgery: Stop making excuses and do it. You will never regret it. 

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