Success Stories

Julia

 

I just wanted to share my FABULOUS news/milestone with you. As of this morning, I am 100 pounds down from my highest weight. There were tears and I got on the scale about 5 times, just to be sure the numbers weren't a hallucination. If anyone had told me when I was wheeled into the OR on December 14, 2011 that not even 6 months later I would be 100 pounds lighter, I'm not sure I would have believed them. But here I am, 10 days shy of the 6 month anniversary, and 100 pounds gone. I realize I still have a way to go, but I feel incredible and am constantly amazed at the increase in energy level and the activities I can do that once seemed impossible. When I started my pre-op exercise program with Mike Zehner, I was lucky if I could stay on the treadmill for 15 minutes at a time (and that made me feel like I was going to die!). Last weekend I hiked a little over 4 miles with my brother and only needed to stop for a rest once. It's crazy! Words cannot express how grateful I am to all of you in the Hershey Surgical Weight Loss program. Thank you all so very much! I feel like a whole new person.

It is certainly not the easy way out as some people believe, but I really feel like your program prepared me thoroughly for the life I was choosing for myself. I'm looking forward to my 6 month lab appointment with Dr. Bird in a few weeks--he actually high fived me for doing so well in March and I'm sure when I come in on the 22nd 100+ pounds down, he'll be thrilled! I could shout from the rooftops what a great program you have!

Thank you, again, for giving me this new chance at life!