Tarisa H. - My Story

Gastric Bypass  |  2005

My Life Before Bariatric Surgery

My weight was keeping me from doing the activities that I longed to do.  My confidence suffered both in my personal and professional lives.  It was difficult to find clothing that fit well at size 30.  My heavy body did not reflect the person that I was inside. 

Making the Decision

I chose Barix because I wanted to have the surgery done by experts, not by someone who maybe just went to some seminars.  My surgeon had done over 1,000 procedures, which gave me a lot of confidence.  I also liked the idea that the entire facility and staff were trained to deal with any complication that might arise from this type of procedure. 

How My Life Has Changed

I feel that I'm finally able to represent myself physically the way I've always felt about myself on the inside--my inner and outer are finally in sync.  I have more confidence and don't hesitate to take on physical challenges.  Being able to do simple activities--like running back upstairs to get something I have forgotten, are a blessing.  My knees don't wake me up at night anymore and I've been able to play on a work softball team.  

I can buy clothes from catalogs and at outlet malls; I can represent my company without feeling self-conscious; I can sit in any chair AND cross my legs; I can fit into an airline seat; I can play on the floor with my dog and hop back up: I can LIVE! 

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