Success Story - Sarah


In Sarah’s Words...

Before surgery, it was as if I was in a constant state of depression. I would have these urges to lose weight, diet and exercise. I would even set the alarm clock for very early the next morning to walk, thinking to yourself “I’m going to do it this time!”. Well this time rolled around, then the next time, and the next. I tried everything... Nothing worked. Weighing in at 260 lbs, and only 5’4”, the depression only worsened. I had absolutely no energy. I felt as if my husband was losing interest (although he wasn’t) and was just generally an unhealthy person. Around my 26th birthday, I decided that I was no longer going to be the fattest person in the room. I decided pursue gastric bypass surgery.
It was the best decision of my life. After losing 120 lbs, I have more energy to run and play with my three year old son, feel attractive for my husband again, and just generally feel better all around. It feels so liberating to just buy something off the rack without trying it on, knowing that it will fit, and to wear things I never thought of wearing before (like a dress!) It is hard to imagine myself the way other people see me now. It is as if my mind didn’t lose the weight. I will always remember the person that I was because that was me for 26 years of my life. In a way, it helps me to help others who are struggling with weight because I have walked in their shoes and felt their pain. I’ve cried myself to sleep at night thinking about my weight. Trust me, I KNOW HOW IT FEELS. This surgery is one thing in life you should not second guess.


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Saint Thomas Medical Partners Center for Surgical and Medical Weight Loss
Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2021 Church Street, Suite 104
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Telephone: (615) 284-2400
Fax: (615) 284-4644
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Saint Thomas Rutherford
1840 Medical Center Pkwy.,
Suite 405
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
TelePhone: (615) 396-4965
Fax: (615) 396-5700

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