25 Feb Stephanie Minton
In April 2014 I finally made the decision to attend a Bariatrics seminar. My initial Doctor and I were not a good fit so I decided to transfer my paperwork to Georgetown Bariatrics shortly after I started the process. I am so glad that I made that decision. Dr Smith and his staff have been wonderful and I couldn’t have asked for any better care at Georgetown Hospital.
At my highest weight of 357 pounds I was finding it very difficult to do daily tasks. I would drive around in circles for 30 minutes at any department or grocery store so I could find a close parking spot because if I had to walk very far from the car then by the time I was finished shopping I was so winded I had to rest several times. I finally got to the point where I had to take one of my children with me to do any sort of shopping. Taking a shower was a dreaded chore and I had to sit on the side of the tub many times and rest before I could dry off, after I dried off then I had to sit on the bed and rest before I could get dressed. Going places with my children and family, friends had completely stopped. I never went out of the house except to work and back home. I was completely miserable and I knew I had to do something. I had tried so many things to lose weight and nothing worked anymore.
April 21st 2015 was the day that my life changed forever. I will never be able to thank Dr Smith and his staff enough for what they have done for me. Not only have they given me my health back but also my life. I can park anywhere now and go anywhere and never get tired. I can keep up with my mom and my sister when we go shopping. I do my grocery shopping alone and I don’t even think about it anymore. I can take a shower and dry off and get dressed and walk out the door without ever even thinking about needing to sit down. I go out now, I’m living my life now and I’ve never felt better.
At 12 months and a few days out, I’m down from 357 pounds to 214. I’ve lost 143 pounds in one year. My pants size went from a 26/28 to a 12 and 3/4x tops to a Large. I never dreamed in a million years that I would ever wear the sizes I’m wearing now. I don’t have to shop in the plus sizes anymore and I never knew this but regular size clothes are cheaper!
My only regret is not doing it sooner.
Results may vary. Specific results are not guaranteed and are a result of the individual customized weight loss plan for each patient, along with exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes.
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