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Wendi L.
"I have my life back!"

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Surgery Date: July 2006
Surgery:  Gastric Bypass

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My Life Before Bariatric Surgery

Before having my gastric bypass, everything was difficult.  I was too large to fit into the normal sized world.  I had trouble walking up and down stairs because of my back, knees and breathing.  I couldn't fit into a booth at a restaurant or the seats at movies, arenas, or on airplanes.  I always had to wear elastic waistbands rather than fitted clothing.  I wore a size 34/36.  I took six medications each day.  I hated seeing myself in photos and just basically hated the way that I looked.   

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Making the Decision

I researched the surgery online.  The initial consultation was very comforting.  I knew that I was in the right place.  I chose Barix because this is their specialty and the surgeon and his staff made me feel so at home.  There was none of that "doctor talk" only straight forward conversations.  

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Making Success Happen


I used to eat a lot of junk food and was a true couch potato.  Now I work out at the gym at least 3 times a week for an hour and a half each time.  I am aware of everything that I eat.  I make smart choices.  Eating is so simple, because you can find low-fat and sugar free foods everywhere that you turn.  It's amazing how much Barix offers to help you adjust to your new life. 


Not only have I lost over 150#, I have also lost the unhealthy lifestyle.
  

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How My Life Has Changed


My new life is just wonderful!  I have so much energy.  I was actually able to walk up the Arc De Triomphe in Paris which has 284 steps!  I am now wearing size 12/14 clothing and like the way I look in photos.  I am proud of how far I have come.   

Final Thoughts...

Choosing Barix Clinics was the best decision that I have ever made.  Not only was my surgeon wonderful to work with, but the nursing staff was the best I have ever dealt with.  They were tough, but looking back, I am thrilled that they were, because they helped me to succeed.   


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