Weight Loss Surgery, Gastric Bypass
Stomach Stapling Dallas, Sleeve Gastrectomy Texas, Weight Loss Surgery in USA, Gastric Bypass, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgeon

  I was always thin until I hit my late thirties, and then the pounds started piling on. I guess when you get comfortable in a relationship you tend to let yourself go a little, at least that is what I did. I went from a young, thin, happy woman to a 287- pound, size 24, miserable woman. My marriage ended in divorce...read more.

- Becky White
  Through my teenage years, I was a healthy size but accomplished this by excessive working out and starvation. Eventually, my weight started creeping up. This led to many fad diet attempts over and over again I would fail miserably. One day, I stepped on the scale and weighed 252 pounds. I knew I needed to do something to change my life. Though most people who knew me before the surgery would tell you that I was full of life, smiled all day, and loved to laugh, inside I was screaming for help and drowning in the weight...read more.

- Dawn Hiers
  In the beginning of 2005, I found it difficult to tie my shoes or retrieve an object on the floor. At the end of a 12 hour shift at Odessa Regional Hospital, my feet and legs were so swollen that I couldn't bend my knees. I had pain in every part of my body.My blood pressure was very high despite taking daily medication to treat it. My cholesterol was 280. I also had gastric reflux and urinary stress incontinence. I was so short of breath that I could barely walk through a parking lot to my car. I was afraid the day when I would no longer be able to work was coming soon...read more.

- Jackie Rodriguez
  I weighed more than 220 pounds, with a BMI over 40, and I wore a size 22/24. I dealt with the following health problems: diabetes, knee pain, amenorrhea, esophageal reflux, hip pain, hypertension, and urinary stress incontinence. My health was slowly deteriorating - diabetes and high blood pressure had crept up on me. My knees were hurting, but I didn't realize it was from the extra weight. I thought I had an injury and just needed knee surgery. I didn't want to play with my small children because I was always tired...read more.

- Kelli Gibbons
  In 1992 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Medications in the form of steroids helped, but at a cost, because I was no longer slightly overweight. Before I knew it, I was forty pounds overweight...read more.

- Linda Tavera
  I have been overweight ever since I can remember. I tried every diet from the cabbage soup diet to the Atkins diet to lose weight. I even tried a diet that gave me night blindness, which has since improved, thank God. I had several medical problems correlated with being overweight. I had high blood pressure and hypothyroidism, and was on medication for both. My blood sugar was high and I was almost to the point of being put on medication for Type 2 Diabetes...read more.

- Linda Hanneman
  I have been overweight since elementary school. I cannot remember a day that went by when I was not teased and made to cry. I never could understand other people's reactions to my size. My struggle to lose weight was never ending. I have tried everything from The Bohemian Shake Diet, to acupuncture, Weight Watchers, and Nutri-System. I would lose 20 or 30 pounds, plateau, get discouraged, and gain back every pound and more...read more.

- Macie Booker
  In 1991, I married my high school sweetheart, weighed 120 pounds, and wore a size 6 when I walked down the aisle. Fifteen years later as we were about to celebrate our 15th anniversary, I was horrified as the seat belt on the plane barely fit around my waist. I'm not sure when my weight got so out of control...read more.

- Monica Craig

Ever since I became pregnant with my first child, now 16years old, I started to eat uncontrollably. Because I was pregnant I thought I had an excuse to overeat. But it didn't stop after I gave birth. I tried everything: all kinds of diets, diet pills, and Weight Watchers...read more.

- Tami Benavente

  I had a Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass when I was 16 years old. I did not start to get "chubby" until I was in kindergarten and at that time it was not a big issue. By the time I was in second grade, I was bigger than most of the kids in my class. I had really bad asthma and allergies...read more.

- Kaitlynn Yarbrough