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Annette B.
 "135 pounds are gone and never coming back!"


Surgery Date:  September 2002
Surgery:  Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass


My Life Before Bariatric Surgery

Before surgery I hid behind black clothes and a computer at work.  I would come home everyday and before I knew it, I was angry at everyone.  Little did I know at that time that it was due to being tired and my total lack of self-esteem.  My feet, my legs, my back and my head ached on a daily basis.  I tried every diet out there-spending thousands just to loose a few pounds and then ended up gaining them plus more right back.  I used every excuse in the book from "I am big boned" to "my relatives were big."  The most devastating part of all of this was that I was teaching my children bad habits.  When I discovered my daughter with diet pills, I knew that I had to do something to stop the destructive behavior I was cultivating. 


Making the Decision


I had seen commercials for Barix Clinics but never thought twice about it.  The next time I saw the commercial, I called and received the information tape and documentation.  I probably watched that tape 1000 times and I just knew that I needed to call and make an appointment.  I can truly say that the day I called Barix to schedule an appointment my life changed forever.  The minute I walked into the office and was able to sit comfortably in the chair I knew that Barix understood my problems.  The doctor was upfront with me stating they could help me but I would need to be part of the cure.  I knew this was the answer for me and decided that nothing was going to stop me from having this life-saving treatment.  I knew the risks, but I also knew that my behavior was just as risky if I did not do anything.  I decided on Barix because this is what they did.  If there were risks involved, I was going to make sure that I went to the experts. 


Making Success Happen

I will not lie and tell everyone that this is a piece of cake (no pun intended).  I will tell you that it was hard work learning to eat, breaking bad habits and moving forward into the person that I knew I could be.  The support that Barix offered has helped me with all of the bumps in the road. 

When I was growing up, I had to eat everything on my plate.  Now I teach my children that they don't need to eat everything all at once.  We save it for later.  I am bringing better foods into the house.  I cook a healthy meal for my family each night.  My entire family is benefitting from my new healthful habits.


How My Life Has Changed Since Surgery


I have taken a promotion at work which requires me to walk around a warehouse daily supervising a crew of 21 men.  I no longer go for the largest, darkest clothes at the store.  I am a happier person that cooks healthier for the entire family and it no longer takes an entire day to clean the house because I no longer have to take breaks.  I have worn a 2 piece swimsuit for the first time since I was 2.  I wear low rise jeans and hold my head up high and walk straight because of my new found confidence.                                                                                                





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I have so much confidence now.  It's great.  I am a happier person.  The people at Barix understand what you are going through and can help you to become a happier more confident person too.  I can never adequately express my gratitude to the people at Barix.

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