Debbie’s ‘Take Control’ Moment
Debbie struggled with her weight. As a child, she would hear the humiliating comment “oh, she’d be so cute if she lost a little bit of weight.” She tried diets, but as Debbie explained, “the weight tends to come back and every time you step on the scale it goes up.” Understanding she needed a little assistance, she decided to talk to a Lap-Band® Surgeon. “It was time for me to do this for myself.”
The Lap-Band Program was an attractive option for three reasons. First, the surgery is performed laparoscopically. The incisions are small—1.5-2.5 cm each—which makes aftercare much easier. Second, Debbie was able to go home the same day because the procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery. And third, she was able to improve her overall health. Debbie no longer takes blood-pressure or blood-sugar medication.
Debbie lost 84 pounds in a year and a half with the Lap-Band Program, and she’s still going strong! She describes the Lap-Band Program as a blessing. And while any major change comes with some apprehension, Debbie’s advice is to “do it.” “I know that you’re scared, I was right there with you. But do it! I would tell you just to ‘do it.’” Even if you’re unsure like Debbie was, she encourages you to talk to a bariatric surgeon: “You will not regret your decision to have the Lap-Band Surgery.”