Patient Transformation Stories: Charles Lost 42 lbs the First Month!
There are a lot of guys like myself who had this operation or should have had this operation, but let the stigma of the operation get to them. People say it's the easy way out, and you just don't want to work out or eat right- but that is not necessarily true. In my case, I am a vet with a bad back, bad neck, and hip surgeries that made working out became a chore. My body would hurt even more after working out and working out took more of a toll on my body and I used to love working out. On top of that I became pre-hypertensive, pre-diabetic, and all that stuff that came along with it, and I suffered from PTSD- the extra weight just compounded all of the emotions and feelings that I had. And I was skeptical of weight loss surgery and the stigma, but I did some more research, and my sister works at the clinic where I had the surgery so I felt more confident about the surgery and it was something I needed to do. I had Dr. Cribbins perform my surgery at Baylor Frisco and the Texas Center was there for me and treated me like family. This is a viable option for people who want to take control of their life and be active in their life. My wife and I have 6 children and I wanted to be there for them. Since I have had the surgery I feel rejuvenated and have lost 42 pounds in the first month and I am still losing weight. I feel better, my face is slimmer, I sleep better, and I am breathing better. I want to share my story to help people know it's okay if you want to have surgery to help you live a longer and better life-why would you not do something to help yourself do that? These life-changing surgery results are almost immediate. The general population would not think this surgery would be for a guy like me with a BMI of 40-41, but I had a fatty liver and health issues. I took charge of my life and did what I needed to do. Thank you Texas Center! Six months after surgery I lost 70 pounds. Currently down 76 pounds and I've and never felt better. ONE OPERATION CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Charles is living the life he wants! You can follow Charles's WLS journey on Instagram