For some, bariatric surgery, in addition to lifestyle changes, may be the holistic approach to achieving and maintaining great health.
About 800 central Illinoisans have undergone bariatric surgery through Memorial Medical Centerâ€™sÂ Bariatric ServicesÂ program, all with the intended goalÂ of living a more fulfilling, active life after shedding the weight.
One such success story is Deirdre, who has lostÂ nearlyÂ 100 pounds since her surgeryÂ last year.
Deirdre’s motivation to lose weight came from watching her mother pass away from cardiac issues at only 55 years of age. Deirdre wants to live a healthy life and be there for her 5 small children.Â
Since her surgery, Deirdre says, â€śI have much more energy, my joints do not hurt anymore, and I do not get short of breath going up stairs.”
Read her story in her own words below.
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