Onnig’s Lap-Band Weight Loss Surgery Interview
I lost 121 pounds with a Lap-Band, and it’s been 21 months. I feel great, I feel very good, I feel healthy, young, a lot of energy, active, I have a new outlook in life. I used to have sleep apnea, high blood pressure, pre-diabetic, and high cholesterol, and due to the Lap-Band, all those are gone. I don’t sleep with the mask anymore or breathing machine. I don’t have high cholesterol and I don’t have high blood pressure and I’m not pre-diable.
Most of them don’t recognize me. I’ll give you an example, last night I saw a former employee of mine that I haven’t seen for three years, and he didn’t recognize me I went up to and I said, Hey how you doing, and he looked at me and I and I told him, you know Sonic said what happened to you are you okay, and I’m like oh yeah, I did the Lap-Band a couple years ago, I feel great, and he was happy to see that you know I looked good. Procedure worked and they were surprised. Some people asked me, “Are you okay? Are you okay? Yes, I’m fine and I proudly say that I had a Lap-Band. I’m not ashamed of it, it was something that I needed to do for me, and my family, and in the beginning, I was embarrassed, not embarrassed, shy or embarrassed, but I see the results and I see all the positive comments that I hear from my family, friends, staff, that you know I’m happy to say that you know I am a Lap-Band patient.
When you’re at the point where you need a LapBand, you either have medical issues like I did, or you are going to have medical issues and in order to prevent or solve some of those issues we need to take corrective action and that’s what I did and that’s what that person should do: is take that corrective action. If none of those other diets work, bariatric procedures should work, and I think the Lap-Band would be the best choice. Happy, I’m happy that I had the procedure done, I’m happy that I’ve lost all this weight, I’m happy. I’m spending more time with my family, my friends, and my parents. I’m happy that I look good, that from a size double X, I’m a medium now, from a size 46, I’m a size 34. I’m just happy all around.