Patient Success Stories - Meet Peg

Peg HeadshotWhat was the biggest challenge or concern that led you to decide to have weight loss surgery?
I saw myself heading down the same path as my parents and grandparents, diabetes, heart disease, impaired mobility and over all bad health. I am approaching 60 and knew that was not the way I wanted to live; I was ready for a big change and a big commitment. The time had come for me to live for me. I had taken care of my parents, raised a daughter to adulthood and wanted to take my life back.

Peg Before and After Surgery

What type of weight loss surgery did you have?
Gastric Bypass

 

How much weight have you lost?
154 lbs at 9 months post op.

 

How has weight loss surgery changed your life?
I am excited and energized for the very first time since I can remember. I am now at a weight below my college freshmen days. I have more confidence and enthusiasm to try new things. I have recently moved to Dallas, Texas and started working at a corporate headquarters. No one knows me here and at first that was sort of disappointing, but since talking with Linda and Patrice at my last visit, I realized that it was a good thing. I don't talk about my weight loss, surgery or challenges, these people don't know that me, I am just Margaret the new girl. My family is still with me and supports my journey, but I realize that as I get closer to goal it is time to reap the rewards of my journey and start living the life I set out to have when I met with Dr. Nora and the team 9 months ago. If there is anyone on the fence, just do it, it will change your life.
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