20 Dec Brittany Lewis
September 1, 2015 was the day I got a second chance to live my life. Before that day I thought I was living life but I slowly realized I was just surviving. I had decided I was going to have the gastric sleeve done at Georgetown Community Hospital with Dr. Smith. I always wanted to be an adventurous person but at over 350 pounds the scale determines what you can do. Its funny how the simple things in life that the average size person takes for granted. Like being treated like a normal person instead of a fat person. I didn’t want to recognize that people treated me differently but the more weight I lost the nicer people became. I’ve lost 145 pounds in my first year and for the first time in my life the number on the scale isn’t stopping me from doing anything I want to. As a child I remember going to Dollywood and being so embarrassed because I waited in line for a ride to only realize I didn’t fit. Because of the new life Dr. Smith and this surgery has given me I was able to go back to that very ride and not only fit but have room to spare! I can’t tell you how amazing that felt. My energy is through the roof and I’ve never felt better. I went from a 4/5x to a size m/l in tops and from a 28/30 in pants to a 12. Never in my wildest dreams would I think I could walk into any store I wanted and be able to purchase something. It’s one of the best feelings. I could never thank Dr. Smith and his team enough. It’s taken my hard work and dedication but without this tool he’s given me I would have never made it this far. My journey isn’t over yet!
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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