My weight was affecting my health so much that I was taking medication for everything from high cholesterol and acid reflux to diabetes. I had a standing doctor’s appointment every month just for all the medication I was taking. I was always tired, and it seemed like I was sick all the time.
Since I had the LAP-BAND® System procedure in 2005, I have lost more than 100 pounds and my BMI has dropped from 43 to 23.8. I don’t have to take any medication at all anymore! I have so much energy, and I enjoy going out and doing things again. In fact, my son told me, “Mom, you’re acting like a kid now!” For the first time in many years, I feel like I’m actually living life, instead of sitting back and watching everyone else have fun. And I can’t even describe how awesome it is to not take medication all the time. The LAP-BAND System is the best thing I could have done for myself.