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James M. – My Story

Gastric Bypass  |  2012

“Work has become easier for me.”

Weight loss surgery was the best choice for me. I’m thankful that a co-worker recommended Barix Clinics. They were great! After losing 170#, I can respond to emergency calls without becoming breathless.

I Was Having a Hard Time Doing My Job 

It seemed that I was always tired and out of breath. I am a corrections officer and regularly respond to emergencies. My weight made my job difficult and I was not in good physical shape to help out my co-workers when emergency response was needed. 

I Wanted a Better Future 

I was never diagnosed with any major health issues before my surgery. I was 38 years old. I knew if I continued on the path I was on, I was headed for a lifetime of medical problems. 

I’d Lose Weight Only to Gain it Back 

I tried a lot of diets. I’d lose some weight, only to gain it, and a little extra, back again. I wasn’t getting anywhere so I started to check into weight loss surgery. When a co-worker recommended Barix Clinics, I called and scheduled a consultation. 

The Consultation was Helpful 

During the consultation, a thorough explanation of what to expect throughout the entire process was provided. My doctor described the surgery options and the pros and cons of each. I chose the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass because of the information I received at that meeting. 

My Care was Top-Notch and Non-judgmental 

Everyone at Barix Clinics was great. They were non-judgmental. The nurses were great during my stay at the hospital–always willing to help and encourage me while I was there. 

Now, I’m Running Easy 

Since I have lost the excess weight, I’m better able to respond to emergencies at work. I’m not completely out of breath when running to break-up fights and work has become easier for me. 

I’ve competed in 2 sprint triathlons (1/4 mile swim, 15 mile bike and 3.1 mile run). 

I am happier with my looks and am able to do a lot more with my grandchildren. 

The Bottom Line 

I have no regrets about having the surgery. I wish I would have done it sooner and would do it again in a heartbeat. It was the best choice for me.

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