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Hi, my name is Michelle. I had a Medial Gastric Bypass surgery performed by Dr. Myur Srikanth on March 30, 2006. Let me just start by saying Dr. Srikanth and WLS saved my life. Prior to surgery I was 5' 2" tall, a whopping 333 pounds and miserable. I had Sleep Apnea, used a CPAP machine, my hips and knees just killed me, I took NSAIDs (anti-inflammation medications) on a daily basis, I had indigestion so bad I kept the Tums manufacturer in business. I would make excuses to my husband and daughter to not have to participate in family outings that required the smallest amount of physical exertion. I couldn't walk up one flight of stairs without being out of breath and barely able to talk. When I tried to exercise, it always backfired because the slightest workout left me in pain and down and out for at least three days. It was a vicious circle.
I decided things had to change; My daughter was about to give birth, I had a grand-daughter on the way and wanted to be able to do fun things with her, even just getting down on the floor to play. I started doing research on WLS and the local doctors that performed the different types of surgeries. I have a few friends that have had the surgery and asked them every question I could think of. After a lot of thought and discussions with my family I decided to go to a WLS seminar, one that was given by a doctor that was identified as a 'Center of Excellence' by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, I wanted to make sure I was in the very best hands - that was my new beginning.
Patient DetailsSex: Female
Age: 44 years old
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 152 lbs
Skin Tone: Medium
Procedure performed on: Abdomen, Upper Abdomen, Lower Abdomen
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Now my life is totally different, I can jog on the treadmill, walk up flight after flight of stairs and not be even the slightest bit out of breath. I can fit in an airplane seat without flowing into the person next to me. I can walk down the aisle of the airplane without bumping into every passenger along the way and I can use the bathroom on an airplane, something I NEVER even tried before, because I was terrified I would get stuck in there. I can cross my legs and not think twice about it and best of all I can walk into ANY clothing store and buy a NORMAL size off any rack?and the clothes look good on me now - I'm not just buying them because - it's the only thing that fits. My husband, daughter and close friends have been a great support system for me. I couldn't have done this without them. The surgery is a tool, it's a lot of work and you need a firm support system in place to make it a success. I have lost 185 pounds. I am healthy now, no longer on the CPAP machine, haven't taken an NSAID or Tums for a year. I am currently at 148 pounds and happier than ever. I'm not invisible at work anymore, it's amazing how such a large person can literally go unseen, but take off the weight and suddenly I appear. I have experienced a few minor side effects from the surgery, one of which is a marginal ulcer, but that was resolved with medication. I would make this decision over again in a heartbeat. I put my total trust into Dr. Srikanth, he has my health and best interests at heart and I know he will be there for the long haul. He offers the most intense aftercare I've seen and will make sure I am following all of my new nutritional requirements and if anything starts to falter he is quick to get it back in line. If anyone out there is considering WLS I say do your research -make sure you are willing to commit to the life style changes that will be required and then just do it. You will not regret the decision. I am living my life now, not just watching it pass me by.
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