Weight loss surgery never has been or will be the “easy way out.” This is why we feel the support you receive before and after surgery are vital to your long term success! Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians (RMAP) requires all patients to participate in a comprehensive Education Program to help you prepare, and continue to support you on your journey after weight loss surgery.
One suggestion the RMAP surgeons have for those considering weight loss surgery is to speak with someone who has had surgery. Go directly to the source. Ask questions about how they prepared for surgery, their recovery and the success they have had reaching their goals.
On Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians Facebook page, weight loss surgery patients were asked,
“What goals have YOU reached since having weight loss surgery?”
Pam- There are many, but the main reason I had the sleeve gastrectomy surgery was to improve my health. No more type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea! And a side benefit, a previously undiagnosed hiatal hernia was also repaired that was the source of a decade long cough! My specific goal was to improve my lifestyle and not go into my retirement wondering how I would pay for all my prescriptions on social security! Elated, I now have one lowly synthroid pill! And my CPAP is history! I couldn’t have dreamed of a better outcome!
Mark- My main goal was my health. I didn’t want to die. I have achieved that. Side benefits are no more high blood pressure, or being o nthe verge of type 2 diabetes. I’m able to walk and enjoy life with my family. These are all benefits of having the sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Surgery date: 4/18/16
Michell- Walking into any store and finding clothes that fit! Gastric Bypass surgery date: 12/2015
Jessica- I have successfully had a child when I have been told I was infertile. I am now pregnant with my second child. I was told I would never have. I had Gastric Bypass surgery.
Amy- Weighing half of my start weight. Gastric Bypass surgery.
Trudy- Gastric Bypass surgery date: 3/2017. Half way to goal weight. Below 200 pounds for the first time since 1989! Enjoying going clothes shopping! Husband complimenting me for the first time in years! Feeling younger than my 60 years!
Michelle- Duodenal Switch (DS) surgery. Being at a healthy weight and no longer borderline diabetic. Buying clothes in the normal section, being at a healthy weight and not falling down and tearing ligaments or damaging tendons. Being able to do a slight job with cerebral palsy, going to a sports/recreational activities and fitting in the seat and not taking more of my share of seat provided. To have medical professionals look for the problem to medical problems and not blaming my weight for the issue.
Jamie- Getting off all meds, including insulin, metformin, BP meds, etc. What a money saver!! Also, when I started this journey I wanted to be a size 12…and now I’m a size 10!! Gastric Bypass surgery 7/2016
Jodi- Being able to walk without being exhausted—even after a short walk. Enjoying life! Also not having to plan to be somewhere really early in order to slowly walk and be able to stop the heavy breathing. My next goal is to get to “onderland” (20 pounds to this goal—but frustrating at this for 3 months).
What goals have YOU reached or would like to reach after having weight loss surgery?
We’d love to hear from you,