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Angie's Weight Loss Journey at Commonwealth Weight Loss Center

Angela's Story

I wanted to share my weight loss story for a while but have not been able to talk about it because it is not easy to talk about how you got to the point that I did in my life!

Weight has always been an issue for me. I was always the "fat" kid in school and always struggled to keep my weight in check. I played sports to try yo keep fit and watched what I ate but I just could not keep the weight off. I had a child at young age and never lost the weight after my pregnancy. As things changed in my life so did my weight. I was always an emotional eater and food always made me feel better. Which, in turn, was not good for my waist line and as things got worse in my life my weight went up. Food was always may savior and my enemy all at the same time. I think I tried every diet that was out there to help me get in control of my weight and I found that they would work for some time and then I would always gain the weight back plus some. I had thought about weight loss surgey years ago and decided that I was not ready for the commitment at the time.

My life changed when at 33 I was told that if I did not take the weight off I would not be able to walk because of the weight on my knees! My knees suffered serious damage caused by playing sports before and I was told that if I did not take the weight off there would be more damage and more pain to come. At that time I knew it was time for me to do something. I was young and had a young child to take care off. I did my best to change my diet and was able to loose 50 lbs on my own but the doctor told me it was not enough! That is when I started my search for a surgeon to help me with what I could not do on my own.

When I first called Dr. Sandor's office I could not believe how comfortable Kathy made me feel about what I was going to embark on. She got me an appointment and told me about the upcoming meeting to meet Dr. Sandor. I have never felt more comfortable that I did at that meeting than I did any other I had been to. I met with Dr. Sandor the following week and he was an amazing person who changed my life!

I am now 9 months out of the surgery that changed my life for the better. I still have some to go but I am happier and healthier than I have ever been. I can not believe how one group of people including the staff at the hospital can change your life! I have now lost enough that I can put off knee surgery for a few years and can live a life that I never thought I could. Thank You Dr. Sandor!!

Here is Angie before her surgery 9 months prior at the time her first office visit: