diabetes Tag

I just want to tell my story to let everyone know how great this program is……My highest weight was 348 lbs. at the age of 25 years old.  Looking back on photos as a child, I was always that chubby kid in all the family pics.  Although I had tons of friends that was always telling me how beautiful I was and we had lots of fun growing up, there was always that obstacle….my weight!  Growing up, I could never fit in rides at the fair or do a lot of physical activities that my friends did.  But, I still kept pushing on hoping for a miracle.  I just kept chugging on…always looking for that bigger chair at the movies or in college, the table.  Having to take a nurse with me on my senior trip to monitor my blood pressure was an awful feeling. I tried diet pills and Diet after diet…failed!  My life was just passing me by getting unhealthy by the minute.  Slowly becoming sicker and getting diagnosed with diabetes, thyroid issues, high blood pressure, female issues, bowel issues, exploratory surgery and only 24 years old.  I eventually kept isolating myself because I was just so embarrassed to...

In April 2014 I finally made the decision to attend a Bariatrics seminar. My initial Doctor and I were not a good fit so I decided to transfer my paperwork to Georgetown Bariatrics shortly after I started the process. I am so glad that I made that decision. Dr Smith and his staff have been wonderful and I couldn’t have asked for any better care at Georgetown Hospital. At my highest weight of 357 pounds I was finding it very difficult to do daily tasks. I would drive around in circles for 30 minutes at any department or grocery store so I could find a close parking spot because if I had to walk very far from the car then by the time I was finished shopping I was so winded I had to rest several times. I finally got to the point where I had to take one of my children with me to do any sort of shopping. Taking a shower was a dreaded chore and I had to sit on the side of the tub many times and rest before I could dry off, after I dried off then I had to sit on the bed and rest...