After Successful Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Johnnie's Surgical Weight Loss Story

Johnnie after bariatric weight loss surgery

Before surgery, my life was full of pain—both mentally and physically. I wanted to fit in, but with my size, I never really did. I was in physical pain from all the weight I was walking around with. I didn’t like to go out in public because everyone always looked at me differently. I was a very sad person.

For me, having bariatric surgery was an easy decision. I wanted to live long enough to grow old with my husband and kids. I wanted to be free from the body that had been holding me hostage for so long.

Bariatric surgery has given me the world. I feel great now. I love to be in public doing things. I have had the world lifted off my shoulders, knowing I will be able to live a more healthy life with my family. I feel like I have been given a new chance at life, and I am running at it with open arms. Before surgery, I never thought that there were other people who felt like I did, but there are. I have been blessed to meet some of the most wonderful people in the world in our support group, and I now think of them as family.


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