Here is my story
My name is Dimarys, I was born and raised in Puerto Rico but I’m actually living in Philadelphia, PA. Mother of 6 girls. As a child I was never overweight. My weight problem started after my 3rd pregnancy, I thought that as soon as I had the baby I was gonna loose all the extra weight I gain during the pregnancy, but it happened. For my 5th pregnancy I found out that I had gestational diabetes and a high risk pregnancy, my 6th pregnancy I was overweight and high risk that was 8 years ago.
Ever since I was trying to loose weight. I tried everything – diet, gym, natural remedies, pills u name it, I was able to loose 3 or 4 lbs but then I use to regain double of what I had lost. I’m only 5’1″ and went up to 250 lbs and a size 17/18 in jeans. It was horrible, I couldn’t walk cause I would be out of breath, a lot of back pain, and started suffering from plantar fasciitis, couldn’t sleep flat I had to use 2 or 3 pillows. I couldn’t hardly bend over to tie my shoes.
When I first heard about wls I didn’t even bother cause I thought it was only for certain people over 300lbs to qualify, until one day talking to a friend of mine that was in the process of getting her surgery. She explained to me, that because of certain health problems I was able to qualify. When I finally decided to get information about the wls I got motivated and started my process that’s when I found out I was pre diabetic, I had sleep apnea, and severe acid reflux. The doctor told me I needed to loose 10 lbs and I gained 20lbs, I was so depressed.
Finally, I had wls on September 22, 2016 and I think that’s the best decision I ever made in my life, I don’t regret it at all. I went from a size 17/18 in jeans to a size 11 and from 250 lbs to 149lbs, my goal is 130lbs. I feel great, and will recommended it to anybody.