My story begins like so many others. I knew many years ago my weight was getting out of control, but no matter what I tried nothing seemed to change. I was too busy raising a family; each year, a few more pounds went on. Before long, I was clinically morbidly obese. My life was spinning out of control, and I didn’t know what to do or how to regain control.
I met Dr. Chute at an informational session and knew he was the right doctor for me. I had looked at several other bariatric programs in the past, but I felt he and Ridgeview were the right fit for me. Bariatric surgery isn’t the end-all for weight issues, but it is an amazing tool to use. I look at my surgery as one piece of a three-piece puzzle; the other two—eating right and exercising—pieces are really up to me. With the right support and education, I know that I will be successful for the rest of my life. It was a huge decision to undergo this type of surgery, but I feel it has definitely all been worth it. My life is forever changed; I have the confidence that I’d been missing so much of my life. I feel healthier and happier than I’ve been in 20 years.
If you’re reading this and wondering if you can make the change, take the first step and go to one of Ridgeview’s free informational meetings and see for yourself what your life can be! It’s hard to look in the mirror and see yourself, and it takes an amazing amount of courage to admit you may need outside help; but once you take that step, the possibilities are endless! I know my family and friends are glad I did!