Jane: lost 5 stone with a Gastric Sleeve
"My Gastric Sleeve has given me my life back!"*
* All patient reviews on our website are based on that individual's experience and may vary from person to person.
Having a gastric sleeve marked a turning point in my life. After years of dieting I decided to do something about my weight, as I was struggling with medical conditions that my extra weight was definitely not helping. In the last year I have lost over 5 stone and my overall health has improved tremendously, I feel great.
I looked at the various options open to me and decided on the gastric sleeve as I knew I needed something long term but did not feel that the gastric band was for me. I liked the fact that no adjustments are required with a gastric sleeve -once it is done, it is done. I spoke to an advisor over the phone at NOSC and the information provided made my decision even clearer. I saw Mr Agwunobi in Manchester for my consultation and he could not have been more understanding – my operation took place a couple of weeks later.
To say that my gastric sleeve has been life-changing is an understatement. I listen to my body and stop eating when I feel full, and I feel full very quickly these days! I call the sleeve my wonderful weight loss tool. My intake of food is now limited, so my meals generally need to be healthy and good quality, though I can still have treats of course. On holiday in Spain for two weeks Tapas was ideal for me, I even managed to lose 2lbs while I was away!
My dream was to be 8 stone 11lbs and my weight has now stabilized at 8 stone 10lbs! My BMI is now within the healthy range from being in the obese category a year ago. To anyone with a BMI or 35 or over, like mine was, I would say go for a gastric sleeve definitely rather than any other weight loss procedure. At my last review meeting with my surgeon he did not recognize me! He did a superb job and I cannot recommend him or NOSC enough. I could not have done it without all their help. My support advisor Carole in particular has been my lifeline with all her help and advice over the phone. My family are delighted and my daughters feel they have their Mum back. On my recent sixtieth birthday I felt better than I have done in ages. I am my old self again.
Thank you sooo much for publishing my story on-line. It’s very gratifying to see one’s success in print for all the world to see!! I am proud to join all the other success stories of your former patients, although we are now all friends of NOSC not just patients! I repeat, I could not have changed my life without your help, both medically and psychologically. Thank you, and again, I hope that in some way I have been able to allay any future patients fears on going ahead with this amazing, life changing surgery.