For many people who struggle with obesity, dieting and exercise alone are not enough to lose and maintain substantial weight loss to improve their health.
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 Center’s Bariatric Services program, all with the intended goal of living a more fulfilling, active life after shedding the weight.
One such success story is Barb, who has lost more than 120 pounds since her surgery two years ago.
Since her surgery, Barb’s blood pressure has seen a dramatic drop and her knees don’t hurt anymore. She has become a runner, has tons of energy and is truly enjoying life.
Barb shares, “This is not an easy journey or a quick fix, but if you use your [surgery] properly, it will change your life.”
Read her story in her own words below.
(Or click here to enlarge: Barb’s Testimonial)Enjoy LiveWell Online Magazine? Stay up-to-date with a free email subscription!