Greta: LAP-BAND Surgery

Greta: LAP-BAND Surgery

Everyone tells you that life is a journey, for some of us the journey has so many more steps, and so many more paths. My journey began many years ago when my weight was spiraling out of control, my body was doing “crazy things” and I felt like I was on a roller coaster. My doctor diagnosed me with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS. With lots of medication some of the problems that I was having were beginning to get under control except my weight. My insulin resistance had made my weight balloon 100 lbs in what seemed overnight. No matter what diet plan I tried nothing worked. I researched the Lap Band, and then finally decided to go for it and make the lifestyle commitment. My insurance helped pay for the procedure. 6 Months prior I had to go to physiological counseling and diet classes. During this time I changed my thinking on how I ate, drank and exercised. I knew I wanted to make this change for myself to make me feel and look better. Surgery and recovery was a breeze. I’m 1 year out and I’ve only had success. I’ve lost 95 lbs and I’m buying clothes that are small and mediums in tops and 8 and 10 in pants. Before my surgery my shirt size was 2x and pants was a 22. I think the most important thing is to not focus on a number on the scale. Just get to the size that makes you happy. Since surgery, I have come off most of my medications for the PCOS. I know that my journey with PCOS and weight issues will always be around but with the Lap Band it makes everything so manageable.

*Surgical weight loss results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to Dr. Bagnato about the results you can expect.


3 Responses to “Greta: LAP-BAND Surgery”
  • Margaret Belvin says:

    You look great. Congratulations! Sounds like you have done wonderful. I start my Lap Band Journey of Aug. 15, 2011 when I have my surgery. I am so excited that I will finally have a new life to look forward to; being healthier and feeling better about myself too.

  • Missy Baty says:

    Great job!! Keep up the good work. You really look great!

  • Eva Nell King says:

    You look great. Keep up the good work. I had my surgery June 6, 2011 and I have lost 55 1/2 lbs. I am excited to be a new person able to do things besides eat. I want to go places and do things. Good Luck.

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