Darren: How Weight Loss Surgery Changed My Life

It’s been right at a year since I have had surgery from Dr. Provost. I never realized how big I actually was until I lost the weight. In my mind’s eye, I didn’t look like I actually looked and felt, never saw myself as an obese person, just a little over weight. Looking back at old photos, I am ashamed of myself for getting to that point.

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Darren before and after weight loss surgery. Click photo to enlarge.

I don’t reflect back these days–it still bugs me that I let myself down, being unhealthy, on medications–but we move forward, make needed changes. I instead am always looking ahead, looking for that next thing to conquer. I am enjoying life more now. I still do the same things as before, just better at them and more confident. Not only do I look better, I feel great on the inside. Now don’t get me wrong, this is a long journey. Weight loss surgery is not a one night deal and you are done, weight falls off–it’s a tool you learn to use. There are times when you feel down, times when you feel you can take on anything–priorities changed for me. Dr. Provost’s staff is awesome for those down times (actually, any time). Even just the routine check-ins are positive and for me, a need.

I could go on and on about the benefits of losing the weight. It’s a great feeling when taking business trips to be able to comfortably sit in a plane, I’m having fun again trail riding on motorcycles, walking the golf game in 100 degree heat, going to amusement parks and riding rides, enjoying sitting at the movies (eating that pickle instead of junk)–the list is endless for positive results. Would I do again? Absolutely, without hesitation. I would also recommend Dr. Provost and his staff, a super friendly group that is always there for you , be it for medical issues you may encounter or needed support.

Thank you, Dr. Provost and Staff for helping change my quality of life. The change is huge with such a positive result. I should have done sooner.

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