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Thomas Sonnanstine M.D.
Wow! Dr. Sonnanstine was so personable and genuine. I could tell that he was been truthful with me and not just telling me what I wanted to hear. He explained that the struggle was not going to end with WLS. WLS is a life long change and not a cure. I have to be dedicated to make it work for me. I appreciate this honesty. He really was Great!
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I have grown up in a family with obesity related conditions. I was not obese as a child or young adult. I began putting on weight in college and after having my children. Even though I was not obese growing up, I believe I had the mentality of an obese person. I constantly worried about weight. I was so afraid of becoming fat. I remember praying to God to "not let me grow up and get fat." Luckily, I didn't have any eating disorders. Since I didn't grow up this way, I discovered that I don't know how to be overweight. I don't know how to shop. I don't know how to act. I feel like the person I see in the mirror is someone else. I know that there is a different person inside of me. I hate what I see in the mirror. For this reason, I don't have full mirrors in...
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I am the youngest child in my family. I have a brother and 2 sisters. I did not grow up overweight. That doesn't mean that I have not struggled with weight my entire life. I was active and social and obsessed about cheerleading as a child and