Lost 89 lbs
With Gastric Sleeve
My name is KaWanna, I am 31 years old, married for 6 years and a mother of 4 beautiful daughters. After getting married to my husband and starting our family, I found myself gaining a lot of weight over the years. I had reached my highest weight of 267. I started suffering from depression because I would work out and was eating healthy, and I still wasn't seeing any results. I started having problems -- running out of breath when I was playing with my kids and experiencing really bad headaches. One day, I was walking up a flight of stairs with my daughter when my knees started hurting. I was in so much pain. My daughter looked up at me and asked if I was okay. I looked at her with tears in my eyes and told her that I was fine. That day I said to myself "Enough! I have to make a change in my life." That is when I started researching gastric sleeve surgery and made an appointment with Dr. Parrish. Today, I am 167 pounds after I had surgery about 10 months ago. This is not a quick fix as I still have to put in the work, but I happy with my life now. I can run with my children without running out of breath so quickly. I have not yet met my weight goal, but I'm still working hard to reach it. Lost a total of 89lbs and counting!!