Lynne's Story - Gastric Bypass
Surgery: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass - Total Lost: 45 pounds*
"I can say having this surgery was the best decision of my life." —Lynne
I have been plagued with weight loss issues for as long as I can remember. An injury at work left me with a desk job (less activity meant more weight). I would diet to lose 20 pounds or so but then I would give in and indulge and put weight back on. I did the yo-yo, enough!
I wanted to get off my blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes medications! Luckily my PCP agreed to give me a referral to the UCLA COMET program. After attending the informational seminar, I knew this was the path for me. Six months of preparation with Dr. Chens team and they gave me all of the necessary information to prepare for surgery.
I met with a dietitian, psychologist, and a sleep specialist. Surgery went well, but the first couple months were difficult as I learned to eat again (less food and better food). I can only eat a little, so I’ve learned to make better choices.
After 6 months, I’ve lost 45 pounds and I can say having this surgery was the best decision of my life. I am off my medications, I feel and look better, I have more energy and I am enjoying clothes that fit and all of the compliments I am getting.