This year marks the tenth anniversary for Streamline Surgical. Over the next few months we will be looking back and sharing patients stories of success from the last ten years.
This week we take a look at Beth’s story. After becoming painfully aware of her increasing weight problem she realised she had to take action and had a gastric bypass with Streamline Surgical.
“The last time I looked at my weight I was over 19 stone but after that I hid from the problem, I couldn’t bring myself to look at the scales anymore. The problem clearly ran in my family both my mother and my grandmother were slim in their youth and then gained weight increasingly as they got older, but I’d always hovered around the 13/14 stone mark.
“I really started to gain weight after a series of emotional upheavals. With regular trips to the north of England to be close to my family and in-between hospital visits to see my father my eating pattern deteriorated. My meals consisted of fast food in service stations and I constantly comfort ate to deal with the massive emotional stress. I was oblivious to the problem, it was clear my eating had become a psychological and not just a physical issue. I was eating for the sake of eating.
“Whilst I was still an outgoing bubbly person at work, I was suffering terribly from back pain and felt self-conscious when I went swimming or had to look in the mirror. After looking at a family photo I was shocked at my size. I decided to do something about it. It was the wakeup call I needed and I knew if I didn’t do something I would end up being overweight for the rest of my life. I tried every diet possible with no success and felt like there was little hope for my weight problem.
“I came across Streamline Surgical after researching online and booked a consultation with Shaw Somers. I’d recommend going for a consultation with Streamline Surgical to anyone as it was so useful and really helped me make a decision about my condition.
“Throughout the whole process Shaw was so reassuring and was with me every step of the way. The rest of Shaw’s team were friendly and understanding and created a really supportive atmosphere. Since having the surgery I have lost 9stone 10lbs and have never felt so happy.
“My whole life has turned around; I have a much more positive attitude and feel much more confident. I have so much more energy now and I love to run, I’ve even run a few BUPA 10K’s. I’d like to do a marathon one day as well, I feel I can do anything now!
“I’ve been telling everyone about my Streamline Surgical experience and encouraging others like me to consider what surgery can do for them and the amazing results I have seen. I’d do it again in a heartbeat; it’s been an incredible journey that’s changed my life. The whole team at Streamline Surgical were so supportive and my whole family has been fantastic about my transformation. I’d recommend it to anyone.”*
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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits vary and are different for every individual.