Gastric Bypass: Mary Losing 120 pounds has been a great accomplishment for Mary and we want to congratulate her!
Surgery Date: 11/3/2009
Total Weight Loss: 140 lbs
Health Improvements: Improved asthma and no longer borderline diabetic
Mary's Testimonial September 2011:
First I would like to apologize to Laverne if this embarrasses her, but I think this story shows how quickly we change during this journey. This actually occurred at last yearâ€™s fashion show. You all know Laverne, she attends many of our support groups and is our support group leader. Before I get to the story, I want to thank her for all she has done for our support group and for one little tidbit of wisdom I will never forget. At one of our support groups before I had surgery we were talking about triggers and eating bad things and how to deal with that. One of the things she said she always tries to remember is â€œThey will still be making chips tomorrowâ€. I think about this when making a decision about eating something not so great or passing it up. This one thing has helped me pass up many a bad thing during the last 2 years. Thank you Laverne.
Now on to the storyâ€¦..
At last yearâ€™s fashion show we were all sitting in the back room waiting for the show to begin and I was sitting there talking to Laverne, when she says to me, â€œWhere is your sister Mary at? Couldnâ€™t she make it tonightâ€. I laughed and said â€œUmm, I am Maryâ€. Not only did she think I was my sister Kim, she didnâ€™t recognize Kim who was sitting right next to me. While I am sorry that this story may embarrass Laverne a little, it makes me realize how quickly we change in such a short time.