“I was asked to describe in a few words, how bariatric surgery changed my life.  This is an incredibly difficult task, because I could go on and on about the changes.  After weight loss surgery I am able to recognize myself, and see the person I really am.  Daily life was a struggle when I weighed 325 lbs.  I was in pain from the moment I woke up to the moment I crawled back into bed each night.  Loosing the weight has given me my life back allowing me to look forward to the next 40 plus years that I will be on the earth.  I would say that the process isn’t the easiest, but totally worth it.  My only wish, is that I had done it earlier in my life.”