When I weighed 408 lbs., I was in such poor health, and I had absolutely no energy. It had gotten so bad that I would take a two- to four-hour nap every day, and then I would just sit in my chair. I had diabetes and high blood pressure, and my cholesterol was bad, to boot.
After having the LAP-BAND® System procedure in 2007, I now weigh 268 lbs., and my BMI has dropped from 54 to 35. And, I’m well on my way to losing 30 to 40 more lbs. by my year anniversary in May.
It is amazing how much more energy I have. At first, it was doing something as simple as tying my shoe while standing up. But now, I can play sports and ride my bike with ease. I’m doing yard work now, and I even fired my lawn company, because I can do it all myself.
I feel so much better physically, but I also feel better about myself emotionally, too. I can take part in activities with my kids, and they are so proud of me, which really means a lot.
There is no doubt that the LAP-BAND® system has changed my life for the better. I’m so thankful that my family friend referred me to Dr. Malley!