Monique’s Weight Loss Surgery Story #ChangingMoreLives
“I tipped the scales at over 300 pounds and needed to be placed on a CPAP machine, that was my wake-up call.” – Monique
My Weight Loss Story
As I look back my life before deciding to have weight loss surgery, I can remember people saying, “You have such a pretty face”. I always did feel like I was a nice person but never pretty; mainly, because of my weight.. With a history of Hypothyroidism, Asthma, and Anemia I was always tired and didn’t feel I had much energy to do anything. Due to nodule growths in my neck in 2008, my thyroid had to be removed which only seemed the spiral my weight further out of control. I began gaining weight until I tipped the scales at over 300 pounds and needed to be placed on a CPAP machine during sleep along with fluid pills for the swelling in my legs. It always felt like I was suffocating and the snoring had gotten so loud until I would constantly wake myself up. After eating, the acids would burn my throat.
Then 2 years ago, it hit me…what I now call “The Questions of life and Reality”. Being a 44 year old mother of two, I have always tried to be responsible and caring towards everyone. I have also preached to my children about accountability and how you cannot keep doing the same thing and expecting to yield different results. So I asked myself…
- If you were no longer here on this earth, where would that leave your children? (especially my 14 year old daughter, and 2 year old grandson who resides in my home)
- Do I want to change?
- Continuation from #2, If I decide to change, when would I start putting the necessary things in place to yield such change?
- What tools would I need to change and have longterm success?
- Being in the medical field where you help others with their health why do you care so little about your own?
- If you don’t like where you are , when are you going to do something about it?
And so I decided to made my first consultation and the rest is history. I can tell you that when I arrived at Kim Bariatric I knew I had made the right choice. Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable and knew exactly what I needed to yield the change I had always dreamed of. To finally have the right tools in place to get where I knew I needed to go to be healthier for myself and my family. Today, that staff has become family with friendships and support through everything I go through. This lifestyle change is something I have always dreamed of from making healthier food choices to losing over 120 pounds. Thanks to Kim Bariatric, the outer beauty now matches the inner beauty. I don’t just have a pretty face….now they say you’re so pretty and I can finally agree.
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