I struggled with weight issues for years. It started with high blood pressure and it progressed to diabetes and high cholesterol. Over the years I also developed back issues which caused my life to change. It was discovered that I had arthritis and bulging discs. This caused me to take time off from my photography business. I made the decision to research my options for bariatric surgery since all weight loss options did not help me. I went to VHC for a seminar and that is where I met Dr. David. He was extremely honest with me about what surgeries would benefit me and I felt very comfortable with him. With his help and some more thinking, I started the process for my surgery. I [then] had my surgery and I cannot express how much it has changed my life. The recovery period was roughly 2-3 weeks and I started to lose weight in no time. The experience at the hospital was great as well! I expected the recovery period to be worse but it wasn’t as bad as I thought.
Within the first 6 months after surgery, I no longer had high blood pressure, and I no longer needed my sleep apnea machine. I can walk long distances and walk up several flights of stairs without having to take breaks to catch my breath. I can now shop at several stores and not be exclusive to the big and tall store. If someone I know were to ask if I would recommend the surgery, I would say “YES!” However, this is merely a tool to help you lose weight. You do have to put in the effort to lose the weight and maintain it. This is not an easy way out.