John’s Gastric Sleeve
In 2009, I severely damaged my back at work and was immobilized for more than 12 months. During that time I put on approximately 90kgs. After 2 major back surgeries in 2010, my depression hit hard and with limited ability to do any exercise and eating constantly, my weight reached 183kgs.
Being very concerned at how hard it was to lose the weight, my GP gave me a referral. I was severely obese at 191kgs and a borderline diabetic. I decided to have the gastric sleeve in January 2013
To me, the most important journey came after the surgery. The support included clear instructions with what I had to do pre and post surgery. I had comprehensive education in food selection, vitamins, protein type and portion. I even required help with different forms of exercising.
I appreciate the support. I was pleased with my results. In early 2016, I weighed 104kgs.
I am forever thankful for this life changing event