Jan 29, 2020
13 years ago today! Lost 200 pounds with the lap band. It’s the absolute best decision ever. It’s a “forever” change but one so worth it!
8 years out! An everyday choice...
Feb 02, 2015
I want to encourage everyone out there to keep up the good work. You absolutely have CHANGE, not diet. For the first time since Jan 07 I slipped back into some old ways. I put 7 pounds back on after losing 170. But I am back on track and it's much harder to climb back on than to just decide to stay on. Some days its a minute by minute choice, others my mind is in a new lifestyle verses diet mode so it's pretty easy. It truly is the very best thing to ever happen to me and am thankful every single moment of my new life for the chance of the band.
7 1/2 years out and still going strong!
May 06, 2014
DAILY DAILY DAILY die to self and choose health! It's been an amazing tool and I am so grateful to Dr. Ortiz in TJ for my healthy life tool. But, as with any tool in our tool box, it must be used and for the the intent of the tool. Keep on keeping on...well worth it!
5 years out!
Feb 12, 2012
It's the best thing you can do for yourself and others. I have lost 160 pounds and can't say enough about my lapband and surgeon. Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Martinez are the best ever and truly the best gift I have ever been given. I thank God every EVERY day for them. The BEST care I've ever received in a hospital, the most loving and caring staff. I thank them for giving me the tool to get ME back. I never forget where I came from so that I never lose compassion for others and that I remember it's just a tool, not a fix. I have to make right choices daily and be aware of snarls and pits. I've had to make great changes, some not so easy. New life style, friends, job and many more to keep my focus on the new and true life I have.
Jul 30, 2009
...time flies! I really need to update this in details for the encouragement of others. But a briefing will suffice. I had surgery on Jan 29,2007. It is now July 30, 2009 and I have held this weight for about a year now. I am down 112 pounds. I didn't get to goal as I had hoped but I am within 25 to 30 pounds of where I aspire to be. I am mentally as much as physically healthier and loving it. GO GO GO for it!!! RUN>>>don't look back!!
It was a wonderful trip
May 06, 2007
LOVE LOVE LOVE Mexico...would do it again in a second. Had surgery Jan 29th. I am down 52 pounds so far. Only about a pound a week right now. About time for a second fill.