My name is Yesenia and I am 38 years old. I had bariatric surgery on Dec. 17, 2012.
“Having weight loss surgery has saved my life. Dr. Ernesto Garza has saved my life and given me a life that I never knew was possible.”
I’ve been fighting the obesity battle since I had my first child in 1995. At my highest weight, I weighed 244 lbs. As of today, Feb. 26, 2014, I have lost a total of 100 lbs. I had high cholesterol, sleep apnea and was just diagnosed with diabetes. I couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath. I made the decision to have the surgery after talking to a friend who also had the surgery. My son was graduating from high school and I wanted to look and feel good for him.
Today I can say I feel great and have added years to my life — no more shopping at plus size stores. I went from an 18/20 pant size to an 8/10, an XXL shirt to an M. I can go up and down flight of stairs and even run. I even have done several 5k run/walks.
Having weight loss surgery has saved my life. Dr. Ernesto Garza has saved my life and given me a life that I never knew was possible. It hasn’t been an easy road but I would have never taken another road in my life.
If I had to do it all over again, I would. I have had no complications. But as we know, not everyone is as fortunate as I have been. However, knowing the risks that were involved, I knew they were risks I was willing to take. I still have a way to go but I WILL get there! I am 10 lbs. away from my goal weight and have already accomplished so much more in this last year than I have in my whole lifetime. If I were to never lose another pound, I am happy with what I HAVE achieved!
Thank you to Dr. Garza and his team for everything you have done. And good luck to everyone who is thinking about weight loss surgery.