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?”
Marie- My goals I’ve hit so far: Off 24 hr oxygen therapy, no more diabetic medications, I can walk easier, and I can put shoes on again.
Pamela- I am off all my diabetes meds. Down to half on my blood pressure medication. Wearing sizes that I wore 8 tears ago
Rita- Ran/walked a couple of 5k races, hiked and camped comfortably, accidentally put on my teenage boys’ jeans.
Debbie- My diabetes is in remission and I turned in my c pap machine last week. I feel Amazing!!
Tracee- Being able to run a 5k in under 30 min!!
Lizzie- Reached my GOAL WEIGHT!!!! I am 2 1/2 Years out!!! 281 Pounds Lost!!
Sarah- I can tie my own shoes without holding my breath until it hurts, I can jump on a trampoline or play tag with my nieces and nephews, I can sit on the floor and chase my grandson then easily get back up again, i can wear a one size fits all, sit on an chair, air mattress etc without checking the max weight limits, I can walk up a flight of stairs, do pull-ups, sit ups, all the ups, and the best is I can be around now for a lot longer and enjoy the life I gained back by losing!
David- Since my surgery I have hit 2 major milestones. 1. I hiked 50 miles on Yellowstone last summer with my scouts, where the year prior I struggled to make a 3 mile hike. 2. This year I hiked to the top of Angels Landing in Zions National Park. I had the DS With sleeve performed by Dr. Simper Feb of 2017.
Eliza- My asthma is gone and my self confidence has increased exponentially!
Andrea- I’m pregnant with my first baby due April 2nd! Having a baby girl and couldn’t be more excited! The number one reason i had the surgery!
Bart- Here are the goals I have reached so far since having GB surgery: No more blood pressure medicine. I am off all medications. I am now wearing size large clothes and can shop at any store now, no more DXL or Big&Tall departments where I had to pay double or triple for larger clothing sizes. I no longer have knee pain or any other aches and pains, no more migraines, I am pain free! I lost 100 lbs. – a personal milestone! I joined a gym and am now exercising. Feels great! I lost 175 lbs. A major goal of mine! Still losing strong! I walked into Costco and bought a winter coat and clothes that fit! Always wanted to do that. I no longer get overheated or sweat – a thing of the past now. I am never out of breathe now either. Awesome. I can easily take the stairs at work up and down 4 stories. I just got promoted at work and got a raise! My weight loss had a direct impact on that. My next goal is hitting my goal weight. Only 36 lbs. to go! Having weight loss surgery is the best thing I ever did for myself. I would do it again without hesitation!
Tara- I can clip and paint my toenails.
Shalia- I can cross my legs! 🙂 I’m in significantly less pain from an autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia when I’m not carrying an extra person’s worth of weight. I can fit in size smalls!
Gayle- Flying without wearing the extension and going up and down stairs without being out of breathe
Lisa- I am only a month out but I can drive my car again 🙂
What goals have YOU reached or would like to reach after having weight loss surgery?