I’ve always been a petite size, but I became less and less active over time, which caused my weight to skyrocket. I’ve done diet and exercise and when I’m on it I’m good, but once I fall off, I fall off and food is my enemy. I don’t eat a lot during the day but when I do eat, I eat a really huge meal. I’m also very lethargic all the time. I used to be active in sports and then that stopped so I gained even more. It got to a point where I couldn’t take it anymore, I knew I needed to do something about my weight. I’ve known about the lap band for a while. I’ve always heard the testimonials from other patients and started to consider it. After having the consultation, it put it into perspective that it’s not a shortcut, but it’s my best friend in weight loss, which is what got me interested. I decided to go ahead and do this for myself to feel more comfortable in my own skin.
The whole procedure was awesome — the doctor, the anesthesiologist, everyone. It was quick — I was in, I was out, and it was an all-around a good experience. I feel good now, I’m up and walking 3 days after the surgery and I’m ready to go back to work. The surgery center was a great environment and the whole thing was a comforting experience. My goal is to lose 60 lbs and I’m already down 10! With Dr. Davtyan at my side, I know I’ll reach my goal. I’m really excited for the future, which is something I haven’t felt in a long time.