Wendy: LAP-BAND Surgery
I am Wendy Moore and started my journey to weight lose in 2007. I have battled being over weight for most of my life. After having children it got worse. In 2008 I went to a seminar on lap band surgery and was completely blown away by the benefits and also by the non-invasiveness of the surgery. After contacting my insurance company and an initial appointment my journey officially started.
Because of my insurance I had to complete a one year weight program by my general physician. During this time I tried to lose weight with no luck. During my long year I continued to search for a highly recommended surgeon to perform the lap band. With luck and a friend I found Dr. Bagnato and his wonderful staff. Appointments were made, approval from insurance company came through and I was seeing the light at the end of my next tunnel.
My surgery was performed on Friday May 29, 2009. I have had various surgeries over the years and I can say that this one was not bad at all. Don’t get me wrong I was a little sore but was up the next day doing about what I wanted to within the limitations that I had been instructed. Recovery was quick and back to work on Monday after surgery.
I have found that the mental has been harder to over come than the physical. I still catch myself saying that I am fat or to big to wear certain clothes or to do certain things. This part of my journey will take some time but I will get there too.
At my heaviest I was 250 lbs I can say very proudly I am now at 154 lbs. My goal weight is 150 lbs and I am almost there. Everything in my life has changed. Things that I had gotten to where I hated to do because of my weight I now do with easy and even pleasure. The littlest of things to doing big things are so much better. I have energy to burn! It was and still is the best decision for me. This is not to mention that I have been able to come off some meds and cut the doses on others because of the weight lose.
Life for me is very good. Thanks Dr. Bagnato and your staff!!