At five 5’8” and 286 pounds, I was depressed for years. I thought my life was over. I didn't want to go to functions where me friends were because I knew they wouldn't recognize me. I fought my weight my entire life, I was able to lose some, then it came back and some more.
Why did I wait so long to feel and look great?! I’m so happy that I chose WLIA. My doctor, John DeBarros, is fantastic and he did such a great job - I have lost close to 100 pounds and I feel great (I had my sleeve done on 11/20/2019)! This journey has been an incredible adventure. I know that my life restoration is ongoing, but I love my gastric sleeve; I would do it again in a heartbeat. I got my life back. I’m happy and I feel healthier than I ever have before.
I can finally say that I am learning to be comfortable in my own skin. I’m no longer hiding behind my weight and I am grateful to have found this wonderful tool. I no longer take blood pressure meds and I can walk/run a long way! It’s amazing, I feel like a new person! This has truly been the best thing of my life. I have more control than I’ve ever had, more self-confidence and a feeling that I will finally be able to maintain this! I feel better, sleep better, have more energy, more confidence AND I feel like I look younger!
Thank you, Dr. DeBarros, Mike Murphy, and WLIA! I wouldn’t have done it without you!
Carpe Diem! Embrace who you are and enjoy the journey!