Although I would lose weight, I would ALWAYS gain it back PLUS an extra 10 pounds. Having 2 small children I knew I needed a lifestyle change. My family has a history of high blood pressure and diabetes. If I didn’t do something, I was going to head down that same path. It was then I saw a commercial for the Lap-Band. After doing some research there was no doubt in my mind that was the right option for me.
Not only was it reversible, but it was the safest choice. It was just the tool I needed to help me get the weight off and keep it off. In Oct.2005 I had the Lap-Band surgery. Best decision I have ever made. I lost a total of 120 pounds, and I am proud to say 8 years later it is STILL off!! I am healthy, and very active with my children.
After I got the LapBand I got a job in my doctor’s office, and I now work to help other patients get the LapBand by helping them navigate the insurance process.
If you need help getting the LapBand, you can get the LapBand insurance guide we’ve put together right here: LapBand Insurance.