Buffie – Gastric Sleeve Success

buffie-lI had gastric sleeve surgery November 2013. It has really changed my life. I’ve lost a total of 141 pounds. I’m very excited because I can do lots of things that I could not do before. Since losing weight I have been snow skiing and I’m now able to ride roller coasters.

I’m now off almost all my medicines. I had high blood pressure, sleep apnea and diabetes and now I don’t take medicine for any of those things. I no longer have to use my CPAP. I’m able to fit in a size 8 clothing which I haven’t fit in since the 7th grade.

I’ve been fat all my life and I’m so excited now that I look like a normal person and I can do things everyone else can do. I can run three miles now when before I could not even walk a mile without being out of breath.

It’s exciting because I considered surgery for about 10 years on and off and researched it but I was scared to death. In fact, I almost changed my mind the day of the surgery. To people considering bariatric surgery I say, have surgery. Don’t wait to have surgery. Put on your running shoes and run to get surgery because it is the best thing that ever happened to me.