“It’s a great tool for me, but you still have to work your butt off.”
“I eat like a normal person now. I’ve learned better habits, but I still can’t eat a ton of food.”
A patient several years out from his sleeve, with a now normal BMI said the aforementioned things to me today in clinic. I happened to be at the front desk annoying our amazing office team when the gentleman in question walked into our waiting room. Had I not known he was coming in for an appointment, I never would have recognized him. He’s down over 130 pounds, and all the ladies were staring at him with approving eyes.
This particular patient was told by another physician that, had he not had bariatric surgery, he would not have lived to make today’s office appointment with me, and he is only in his middle 40’s.
I am so impressed with his dedication and perseverance, and I’m truly in awe of his family support system. He, like so many of our patients, is an inspiration to me. Thank you, Sir, for making my day today!
Let’s get healthy together!