BEFORE AND AFTER
All of the statistics available regarding the positive results of bariatric surgery are hardly as moving as the real stories of people who have made the weight loss journey themselves and are living the life they had only dreamed of!
“GOING FOR SURGERY [AT LIMARP] WAS A TERRIFIC EXPERIENCE”
“At my heaviest, I was 321 pounds. I was sluggish, it was hard to move, and getting motivation was really difficult. My back hurt, my knees hurt, my ankles hurt—I was very uncomfortable all the time. My self-esteem was really low”.
After bariatric surgery Brian’s perspective changed completely: “Now, not only do I feel completely different, but people treat me differently. I’m down to 205 pounds; I look great and I feel great. I have tons of energy, and every day is like a new experience. Going for surgery [at LIMARP] was a terrific experience. The facilities are phenomenal; the clinic is clean and the staff is kind. When I got there, they were waiting on the stairs to welcome me. I’ve been through many surgeries, and this was by far the best…”
“I have so much faith in the staff that I’m going to go back there for follow-up plastic surgery because I trust them and the facilities more than I do my health care here at home”.
MIKE AND SHANNON
“I DID IT SO WE COULD HAVE MORE YEARS TOGETHER”
After years of struggling with their weight, Mike and Shannon decided to invest in a truly life-changing experience; they both had bariatric surgery! “I’ve been going to different weight loss programs since high school. I’d lose the weight then gain it back plus some. I felt like a failure. There was a lack of confidence in the way I looked because people judge you” says Shannon.
Mike experienced the all too real physical and emotional struggles of obesity: “I got heavy because of my diet and my lifestyle… I watched myself getting heavier and heavier, my blood pressure going up and up. I ended up developing sleep apnea… I was tired all the time, I had no energy, I was having headaches and I developed stomach issues”. “I didn’t think I was valuable to anybody because of my size, it affected me emotionally and physically”.
After his impressive results Mike can hardly contain his enthusiasm: “I feel fantastic. I haven’t felt this way in decades. I look in the mirror and can’t believe it… I took more weight off than I ever thought I could. I used to be resigned to the fact that I was overweight, now I feel so happy to realize that’s not my life anymore”.
Shannon knew that making the journey together would be life changing: “I feel amazing, and have so much more energy and confidence to do the things we enjoy and dream of doing together! …My overall attitude about eating has changed. I know I’ve found a permanent solution. To me, a lifetime together is more important than how good I look. I did it so we could have more years together”.
“I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYBODY… IT REALLY IS LIFE CHANGING”
After many years of struggling, of losing weight with fad diets only to gain it back plus a few extra pounds every time, Cindy felt discouraged and depressed “while I was a naturally cheerful and social person on the outside, inside I was hurting and very sad”.
As a nurse, Cindy knew that safety came first, so after finding out about the gastric sleeve and doing some research she ended up at LIMARP International Center of Excellence. “It is the best decision I’ve ever made”.
Cindy felt supported the whole time, all her questions were answered and the guidance she needed was always provided. “After the surgery the weight started falling off. I started having more energy… exercising was actually fun because it wasn’t such a struggle. [This] has really changed my whole world. I’ve never been in this great a shape in my life!”
“I have a better self-image, and I live a far healthier lifestyle. Life is supposed to be fun! Though I had reservations and emotional highs and lows, I would not change it for anything. I recommend it to everybody -you don’t need to struggle with your weight. It really is life changing.”
“IT WAS PRACTICALLY THE MOST POSITIVE MEDICAL EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD”
Mike found out the hard way that former athletes have an extremely difficult time keeping in shape after joining the workforce, when time to be active is suddenly non-existent.
A friend told Mike about having weight loss surgery and it got him thinking about considering it for himself. “It was practically the most positive medical experience I have ever had. The care was amazing down there… [Being in sports] I’ve had surgery a few times… and this one was just amazing”
“Everyone in the clinic was a doctor. And Dr. Pompa came and talked to me for half an hour before she did the surgery; I’ve never met a surgeon beforehand at home and it was just a different twist” As with many of our patients, Mike’s only regret is not having had bariatric surgery sooner.
“I FEEL NOT JUST PHYSICALLY LIGHT BUT EMOTIONALLY LIGHT”
When she first heard about weight loss surgery Charmon thought it sounded drastic, but when she found out that her morbid obesity could have her teenage sons burying her at an early age, she knew she couldn’t let that happen.
“I was never worried about the surgery or the hospital at all… The support is amazing”.
“I feel not just physically light but ‘emotionally light’ because all the troubles with being overweight are gone. I am so proud knowing that I took a chance on myself. I love my new life and the new and improved me!”
“I HAVE MORE CONFIDENCE AND AM SO HAPPY… I LOVE MY LIFE!”
I was on the waiting list [for weight loss surgery] in Winnipeg, and called once a month to check. I was always told no and to call back. I did, for two and a half years. Finally one day they told me that they couldn’t understand why I kept calling since they never take out-of-province clients. I was so discouraged.”
“One night, I was sitting with my daughter on her bed and I caught sight of myself in the mirror… I felt devastated. I never realized how big I was until that moment”. That crucial moment motivated Jackie to do something; she found LIMARP International Center of Excellence and the results where phenomenal.
As a Center exclusively dedicated to the treatment of obesity through a specially designed treatment program that includes psychological and nutritional care as well as a solid follow-up plan, LIMARP is able to schedule patients for treatment within an extremely reasonable period of time.
“People don’t look at me with disgust… I have more confidence and am so happy to see the reaction that people have when they see me now. I love my life!”
“THE SLEEVE WAS THE BEST DECISION I’VE EVER MADE”
Chris struggled with his weight since childhood; he was stuck in a cycle of dieting and gaining more weight time and time again. When he hit his highest weight of 283 pounds he knew he had to do something. After surgery Chris’ depression was under control, he felt much more energetic and found that food no longer had power over him.
“I know I’ve added many years to my life and that every one of them will be so much better. The sleeve was the best decision I’ve ever made”. His experience at LIMARP was terrific and credits the support he received for his success, “the experience has made me into a new healthy person, one that I will be the rest of my life”.
“I AM EMBRACING A WHOLE NEW LIFE AND OUTLOOK”
I was in my mid 20’s when things really got out of hand” says Jason. At a young age he had high blood pressure, diabetes and other health problems related to obesity.
Jason belongs to the 1% of LIMARP patients that experience some kind of post-surgery complication. But Dr. Pompa was immediately on a teleconference with his doctor in Canada and got him through the tough patch, making Jason feel completely taken care of throughout the entire journey. Bariatric surgery is a low risk procedure, but it is still surgery, only a Center of Excellence has the necessary procedures set in place to promptly resolve any issues that might arise.
“Life is so much easier since I’ve lost over 145 pounds. I am embracing a whole new life and outlook…” says Jason.
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