Tina L – LAP-BAND Surgery
My name is Tina L. I’ve been overweight for the better part of my adult life. I’m 53 and have a “sit down” job and to my astonishment the scale topped at 324 lbs. when I went to get my much needed, and much researched Lap Band! That was in April of 2013 and it’s the best decision I’ve made in regard to my weight loss.
I had literally tried every program out there and would lose weight only to gain it back again and then some. I knew the Lap Band was a tool and it was one I was willing to give my all. I went in for regular adjustments and the weight continues to come off to this day. I’ve lost over 110 lbs. and still have 25 lbs. to lose (my personal goal).
This past fall, I went to the fair and rode every ride I could get into…which was all of them! The only thing that slowed me down was my equilibrium…it’s not what it once was. I made good use of my “tool”. It’s not always been easy, but it’s been a lot easier to keep off this time around. Kayaking and riding a zip line is next on the agenda! My weight is no longer stopping me from living my life!
Patient: Tina L.
Surgery Date: 04/2013
Start Weight: 324 lbs. BMI: 49
Current Weight: 210 lbs. BMI: 30
Total Weight Loss: 114 lbs.