Post-surgery, my quality of life is so much better.
Mr Hewes and Dafydd Wilson-Evans embody teamwork. They ensure that you are making an informed choice at every step of the way. You feel like you are making the journey together.
Contemplating weight loss surgery is never for the faint-hearted, and by no means is it a quick fix to your problems. You can’t just lose weight and it’s all OK.
My reasons for weight loss surgery were simple. I knew that if I carried on the way I was going I would be at risk from obesity-linked diseases such as diabetes, so I wanted to nip it in the bud! I want to be around for a long time. My key motivator is my daughter.
Post-surgery my quality of life is so much better! I am not too exhausted to run around with my 6 year old daughter. I can do the energetic things that I did 10 years ago because I don’t carry the extra weight.
My only limitations now are that I need to make sure that I have enough fuel to do what I want! The other day I went on an iFly Experience Day I would never have done that when I was bigger!
Was it an easy journey from a size 18 to a size 10? No way and it will always be a struggle! But now I know why I eat like I do and I have the skills and awareness to prevent everything being unravelled. Also I now lack the physical capacity to eat huge amounts.
The hard work starts after the operation and I still get scared that I will slip back but the continued support from Dafydd is a lifeline! Don’t miss your appointments! Top Tip after surgery – don’t forget to drink!