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Tina B.
I don't miss the old me at all!!”




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Surgery Date: June 2004
Surgery: Gastric Bypass

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What was life like before your surgery?

I couldn't fit on roller coasters. I was tired a lot. I was too embarrassed to go out with my family. If we went to restaurants I would wait for a booth. I did not want to be at the table in the middle of the room.

My husband saw
me as "perfect" but I didn't feel that way. He bought me sexy lingerie, but I was uncomfortable wearing it. I was embarrassed to go to company functions with him-- I felt like everyone was staring at me. Any time I heard people laughing I felt like it was at me.

I had to prop my foot up to tie my shoes. I was nervous sitting on other people’s furniture, afraid it would break. I hated that I hung off both sides of a chair.

I was terrified that so
meday I would be a total embarrassment to my daughter, who was 1 when I had the surgery. I was too embarrassed to make play dates for my daughter. I thought that all the other moms would just be staring at me and wondering how I let myself get so big.

I had irregular periods that contributed to my infertility issues.

I was miserable, embarrassed by myself, embarrassed for my family and depressed.

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How was your experience with Barix?


WONDERFUL!!!!! My doctor was great. He was blunt about what life held for me if I didn't change my ways. The staff was WONDERFUL in making me feel like I made the right decision and cheering me on with the breathing and walking you have to do right after surgery. They were positive - almost like my personal coaches.

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How is your life after surgery?

Well, I was able to conceive my son without medical help, whereas with our daughter it took 3 years of meds and infertility treatments. I am more energetic and able to play on the playground WITH my kids (5 and 2), instead of watching them. I ride roller coasters. I fit into airplane seats. I wear the lingerie Hubby buys me. I am comfortable making play dates for my kids. I don't feel that I embarrass my daughter when I go to her school. I enjoy shopping! My confidence level has soared, but I still remember how far I have come. I don't think I would be here today if it weren't for Barix... and I don't think my son would be here, either. 

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What would you tell someone considering Barix?

DO IT, DO IT, DO IT, DO IT. You will NOT regret it! I don't miss the old me at all!!

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