Buddy: LAP-BAND Surgery
Hi, my name is Buddy G. and I live in Douglas, Ga. I lost 155 pounds as a result of having the lap band surgery in 2011. I have struggled with my weight for years and would diet and lose weight, only to find myself putting it and more back on. I knew I had to do something, and after talking with a coworker who had the surgery, I decided to check into the procedure.
At first I was not sure I could follow all “The Rules” as my wife pointed out, my track record of dos and don’ts was not a strong area when it came to my eating habits. However, I reserved in my mind that if I was going to do this, I had to give it my all. I knew I had to follow all the rules, requirements and recommendations set forth by the medical staff. The support meetings prior to my surgery were very beneficial.
I will say that making the decision to have the lap band procedure has been one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. I no longer suffer from lack of energy or really sore knees due to being so heavy.
I would recommend to anyone that is struggling with their weight to have the procedure. However, I would stress to them to have a ready mind and to follow ALL the RULES. The RULES aid the way of life for me and I do not regret or miss anything I have given up for this more healthy new life, a 155 lbs lighter.
Surgery Date: July 2011
Starting Weight: 348 lbs. BMI: 44
Current Weight: 192 lbs.. BMI: 24
Total Weight Loss: 156 lbs.