Lost 105 lbs
With Gastric Sleeve Surgery
My name is Chris. I’m 37 years old and had gastric sleeve surgery on August 26, 2019. As of today, February 5, 2020, I’ve lost a total of 105 pounds since starting my program with Dr. Parrish. My highest weight was 339 pounds. I went through a 6-month pre-op program. For me, the excitement of having the procedure done went away after about the second week. I only thought that as everything else I’ve tried this probably isn’t going to happen. Man, was I wrong. Since having the procedure my life has changed so much. I no longer have plantar fasciitis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, or gerd! I am completely off all of my medications! After about my second week of the procedure I feel about 10 years younger. My quality of life and most importantly my children’s quality of life has improved. Surprisingly, the neurologist I met with had explained to me with all the health conditions I had my life expectancy was less than 5 years. Dr. Parrish and his staff have given me a new lease on life and words can’t explain how grateful I am. Lots of people ask if the procedure is painful and my answer of no. The biggest challenge I learned was being mentally prepared for the changes in diet and exercise. I now go to the gym and workout 4-6 days a week and enjoy going! My advice to anyone wanting to get the procedure done is to go for it! Take a leap of faith and start living a healthier life!