Jackie: A Success Story
Today marks a very special day in my life - the day I made the decision to take control of my health for myself and my family.
Choosing to have a life-altering procedure like bariatric surgery is not an overnight decision. Outside of the intensive medical testing before surgery, I felt uncertain, fearful, excited, and embarrassed - but that didn’t stop me. The obstacles I faced before, during, and after my surgery only reassured me that this was the right decision.
Bariatric surgery is not the “quick-fix” that many think it is. It is a tool that helps jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. I work each and every day to maintain my weight loss by eating healthy foods and maintaining a healthy exercise regimen.
I could not have done this without the support of my family, my incredible surgeon, Dr. Louis Balsama, and his amazing team at Jefferson Health – New Jersey! I also couldn't have done it without the support of the many new friends I have met throughout this process who also made this brave decision to change their lives for the better.
No matter what life throws at me, I will never give up. I said goodbye to the old me for good, and I’ve made the choice to never go back!
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