LIFE TRANSFORMATION BLOG
I began this Life Transformation Blog to explain the full extent if what to expect if you decide to change your life by having a gastric bypass surgery. There are many surgeries available to assist in weight loss. However I can not stress enough that the surgery is only one of the tools needed to be successful.
My surgery was on October 28, 2011, I lost the weight and have kept it off for 10 years and counting.
If your one of the many people I have talked to and want to learn about my surgery and why I feel it is the best option, here are some quick links to read.
You also have to do all of the following:
- Follow the program to the letter
- Take your vitamins daily for the rest of your life
- Protein, Protein, Protein
- Move, get out and move as much as you can as often as you can.
- Give up carbonation forever, carbonated beverages are your enemy.
- Get a support system, friends, family and online support groups
I am here to give advice or talk to you if you decide to make this life changing event.
Categories To Read
I have seperated the posts into categories to help you
University of Chicago Article
My story now appears on the University of Chicago website.
Bariatric Patient Loses 300lbs, Gains Years and Quality of Life
In 2010, Ron Garrison, of South Haven, Ind., reached his peak weight of nearly 500 pounds – and not for lack of trying to slim down. For nearly two decades the military veteran had tried the gamut of weight loss approaches, from medically-supervised diets and exercise plans to online schemes promising dramatic results. Nothing worked; he continued to gain weight and, with it, health complications.
With a body mass index of nearly 67, Garrison suffered from type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and more. The former firefighter got to the point he could no longer fit into the gear and had to give up his job. When he joined the Masonic Lodge and saw a photo of himself in a tuxedo, he realized the gravity of his situation for the first time. That same year, despite taking nearly 12 medications to keep his health under control, Garrison was given a startling prognosis – only three years left to live. The father of one decided it was time to consider bariatric surgery.