I was having issues with my knees. I went to the orthopedic doctor and she suggested weight loss surgery to get the weight off of my knees. I also had to be on my CPAP and blood pressure meds. Also having steroids for my knees and possibly having knee surgery.
I had explored other hospitals before going with Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians. I found their hospital, staff and doctors to be amazing! It took another year before the actual process started. I had to get funds and insurance in order to get me to that point.
I started weight loss before I was actually going in for the surgery. I lost close to 40 pounds before my surgery. I got my surgery date of January 8, 2017 with my starting weight of 346 pounds. Pant size 50.
When I had the surgery, at some points I was regretting it due to the pain involved with it. I now would not change anything. I have so much more energy. At work I park at the east end of the parking lot and walk in. I take the stairs down to my work area.
My husband and I go to the mall and do mall walking or walk around a store to get out of the house. When I went to the doctors on January 4th, 2018 for my year anniversary, my weight was 187 pounds. It felt so good to be that low. I am now in a size 34 pants. I have had to go shopping for new clothes. It is so nice not having to do the plus sizes anymore.
I want to thank the hospital staff, Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians, and specifically Dr. Rodrick McKinlay for this life changing experience. I would not be where I am today without all of their help.
I have a good friend, Christine, who has also gone through the surgery at the same office. She has been a great source of help during this whole process. Thank you, Christine!
I had the Duodenal Switch surgery
Starting weight: 346 lbs.
Current weight: 187 lb.
Surgeon: Dr. Rodrick McKinlay
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