“To have people say you are an inspiration to them is wonderful. What’s surprising is that friends are saying I inspire them to be healthier. This is something that just two years ago, I could not have anticipated before weight loss surgery.
My weight has been an issue for what feels like forever, at least since elementary school. I’ve tried multiple diets. As a wife, mother of three boys, and avid horseback rider, living my daily life was becoming more difficult as my weight increased. In 2010, I spoke to my Primary Care Physician about my concerns with my weight. I was pleased to learn that I was eligible for bariatric surgery and that my insurance provided coverage. I met with Dr. Yadegar for my first consultation and found him to be caring and personable. This is exactly what I look for in a surgeon. He is an expert in his field and genuinely cares for his patients.
After considering the surgical options, I chose the Sleeve Gastrectomy and had the surgery in March, 2011.Palmdale Regional Medical Center was awesome, a new facility with friendly staff and a clean environment. Dr. Yadegar and his team took good care of me.Â Pain was not an issue for me after surgery and I began walking the first day. In fact, the nurses were surprised with how active I was and how great I felt! Just two weeks after surgery, I was horseback riding again.
My life is full. And now that I can keep up with everything & everyone, I’m energized again! My kids tell me I’m skinny. I never thought I would hear that from anyone! We can go to amusement parks as a family again and I don’t have to worry that I won’t fit on a ride. I love shopping and wearing clothes I would have never considered before surgery. My husband and family are happy for me.
I would absolutely recommend weight loss surgery for anyone who has tried multiple diets and continues to struggle with their weight. Having weight loss surgery is the best choice I have ever made.”