Jane: LAP-BAND Surgery
Lap-Band Patient: Jane
Surgery date: 9/24/08
Start weight: 323lbs BMI: 54
Current weight: 223lbs BMI: 37
Total weight loss: 100 lbs
Hi, my name is Jane and I began my journey at 323 lbs before having my lap band surgery on August 14, 2009. At the age of 59 I knew if I was ever going to lose weight it had to be now, and I wanted to do it before my health was so bad that there would be no turning back.
It has been seven months since my surgery and I’ve lost 100 pounds which is about equal to the weight of three of my six grandchildren. I no longer take medication for diabetes or cholesterol. My blood pressure is under control with medication which I should be coming off of soon. I feel better, walk much faster and fit into regular chairs. Although I do have some hanging chads in several places on my body, I look forward to having that taken care of one day. I am thankful to GOD for giving doctors the wisdom to perform a surgery that will help so many people.
As I continue my journey of weight loss I often see other people in public and want to tell them that there is hope, I want to be an inspiration to others. At the age of 60 I am healthier and look better now than I have in many years and I hope that is an encouragement to others, that it isn’t too late to make a change in their life.