All my life I have always been over weight. Always the largest in my family, the largest of all my friends, and always had to order special sized clothes.
My surgery went well. I had no problems or complications. From April 30, 2012 until present today I have lost over 230 pounds and I am still losing. My highest weight I started out with before the surgery was well over 470 pounds, and I have lost 230 pounds and I am still losing.
This surgery was a God send. It literally saved my life, changed my life, changed my relationship with food, and it literally turned off the part of my brain that caused me to constantly over eat. It took the uncontrollable need to eat at all hours of the day, it took the need to eat large vast amounts of food, and gave me a new lease on life. I have totally changed how I eat, how much I eat, what I eat. I read labels now, look at ingredients, etc. and I am able to do things I have done in years.
Procedure: Lap Band / Gastric Band Surgery
Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villareal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo