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Barbara F - 1 Year Update*

Barbara F - 1 Year Update*
  • I have been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember.  My highest weight was the year I got married and I weight right over 300 pounds.  My husband and family has always been very supportive of my weight and tell me how beautiful I am not matter what I weigh.  However, the issue was to be beautiful but to be healthy.  I went on a diet in 2010 and was able to lose about 85 pounds with help from my doctor and a drug called Phentermine. I got down to approximately 200 pounds but very quickly started putting the weight back on.  In July 2016 I started looking into the surgery and what it would take to get it done because I had gotten back up to 279 and was still gaining.  I did lots  of research and found Belite Weightloss.  My advisor was with me every step of the way and within a few weeks I was scheduled for surgery.   I live very close to Juarez, Mexico so it was nice to be able to just drive over with a friend and get everything taken care of.  The hospital I stayed in was nice and the staff were all very helpful.  I had no complications from my surgery and just followed instructions that were given to me exactly the way I was supposed to.  I lived on sugarfree popsicles for a few months. 

    It has been a little over a year and I am currently down to 195 pounds.  I am about 10 pounds shy of my goal weight.  I am attaching a picture but getting healthy for me came with other bad news.  Apparently my weight had been hiding a tumor in my breast so a year after surgery I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.  I have been on treatment since August of this year and I am currently without hair.  I am glad I chose to do the surgery because who knows when I would have noticed the tumor otherwise. 


    Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

    Procedure Gastric Sleeve


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