After trying every imaginable diet and weight loss program known to man and hitting an all time high of 245 lbs (at 5'4"), I began researching Gastric Bypass Surgery. I was desperate for help. The surgery, contrary to what many uninformed people believe, is not an easy way out. Many people, including some in the medical profession, said I just needed to change my eating habits and start exercising. Easy for them to say. I tried this for literally 20 years and each year put on more weight than the previous. s).
My decision to have the surgery was one that I took very seriously. I spent nearly a year researching various procedures and surgeons. Forerunners Healthcare Consultanst was referred to me by a friend of a friend. This was the best choice I could have made!
When I spoke to Forerunners Healthcare Consultants he was very patient and informative. He has a way of putting you at ease and making you feel totally comfortable. After the initial phone talk with him I made up my mind. Forerunners Healthcare Consultanst was thre right place for me. Gastric bypass is a tool for weight management and not a quick fix. My lifestyle has changed to where I have to eat to live instead of live to eat. My advice to any potential patients is to be aware that this is a daily struggle and will be for the rest of your life. Don't expect weight loss to change everything in your life or to make it better. You have to be happy with yourself and only then will the rest fall into place. I have no regrets at all. If anything, I wish I had had it done sooner. I feel so much better physically and mentally. Now I can exercise without being out of breath, shop at "regular" stores fit into any chair/seat and easily climb several flights of stairs. Thank you Forerunners Healthcare Consultants for making my life so much better!Olga Bahet
I can honestly say going to India through Forerunners Healthcare Consultants was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. I had Gastric Bypass Surgery and have dropped from 272 pounds/size 24(3X) to 146 pounds/size eight. Before having surgery, I had irregular menstrual cycles, sleep apnea, and joint pain and was taking diabetic medication. Within one month after the operation, I had NONE of these symptoms. Following the orders of the surgeon and dietician to the letter were extremely helpful and an aid to my success. It is imperative to realize that gastric-bypass is just a tool and that sticking with the diet that is prescribed for post-op patients is essential. Forerunners Healthcare Consultants repeatedly stressed these points to me before and after my surgery, especially that I must watch what I eat and exercise. Following these guidelines has kept me healthy and I've never had to go to the hospital or emergency room for any complications due to the surgery.
Everything I was unable to do before the surgery is now possible, from little things like crossing my legs, wearing a belt, fitting comfortably into plane seats and restaurant booths, to major accomplishments like getting fit. I work out four days a week and the gym (which used to be my enemy) is now a best friend that I look forward to seeing.I would give Forerunners Healthcare Consultants a rating of 10+++.
After 14 months of serious research and contemplation (not to mention a lifetime of being overweight or obese), I finally had gastric bypass surgery. I carefully chose to go through Forerunners Healthcare Consultants to perform my surgery and assist me through this amazing journey. I couldn't be happier with the results. After losing more than 145 pounds and having my BMI go from 50.7 to 25.5, I truly am a new woman.
Although at my core I'm still the same person, my entire life has changed. Each and every day I encounter small miracles that I've never experienced before, from being able to sit cross-legged in a coach airplane seat to being able to jog and run up steps without getting winded. Since my surgery I've traveled to Europe and Manhattan, walked around all day long and had energy to spare! This is something I never could have done without the weight loss this surgery made possible for me.
. While I don't believe weight loss surgery is for everyone, I certainly believe that I would never have lost my excess weight without it. I would encourage anyone who feels they may be a candidate and is ready to experience such change in their lives to contact Forerunners Healthcare Consultants. And if you do have weight loss surgery, be sure to do everything your doctors tell you to do! It will be essential to your immediate and long-term success. I would also recommend you find a local support group and attend monthly meetings, even before your surgery!
Every day I wake up with a newfound feeling of enthusiasm and appreciation for living. Having conquered the biggest challenge of my life, I feel I can do anything I set my mind to. The factors that kept me from being all that I could be and experiencing all that I could experience no longer exist, and I'm living every moment to the fullest. Recently, I was sharing some of my future goals with an acquaintance, which consisted of skydiving, learning to snowboard and studying martial arts. When asked why in the world I'd want to do those things, the best reason I could come up with was simply: Because now I can!Mackenzie Rasworth
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