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
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.
What Would You Like
To Share With Others
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.