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Client B2
My Gastric Bypass surgery was July 29, 2003. This is the day that changed my life forever. My niece and best friend had the same surgery seven weeks before me and she is my biggest influence. She has lost over 120 pounds already. She is doing great and very happy. I have to admit, I was very nervous the night before surgery. I was afraid of never waking up from the surgery. I knew I had to do this or I would regret it for the rest of my life. The surgery only lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes. The pain was minimal, I couldn’t believe it. I had my surgery on a Tuesday and I was out of the hospital on Thursday. Dr. Fred Tiesenga said I was doing great and could go home. I stayed with my sister and her family a few days. I was weak but doing okay. I was off work for seven weeks. The first month, I was very weak and dehydrated. I think I caught a bad cold. I was coughing and sneezing a lot. After one month, I went to my primary doctor for my first B12 shot, and that really boosted my energy level. I have been feeling great ever since. I have more energy now than ever. I go to the gym three times a week. I can fit in all seats now. I need less sleep than before. I have a boyfriend now. I am much more confident and have higher self-esteem. I now look forward to weighing myself on the scale. So far, I am down 96 pounds and 4 sizes. I have 67 more pounds to go! Thank you Dr. Fred for changing my life! I will never forget New Hope Surgical Weight Loss Center and everything you have done for me.
Suburban Surgery Center
1950 N. Harlem Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
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