Location: New Mexico
Member since 8/4/2012


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Reviews & Stories

Wow...7 years already?!

I had my LapBand placed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX by Dr. Jason Johnson on December 6, 2006. I am 5'11" and at the time of my surgery weighed in at 339lbs! I was miserable. I had yo-yo dieted my entire life, going from a normal sized person to huge over and over. When I tipped the scales at 320 I finally decided that drastic action was needed. It took me about 6... READ MORE

Four years later and it's still the BEST money I've ever spent!!

Ok so a little history on me. I am a 34 year old mother of 2 (6 and 2), and I have a demanding career as a OR nurse. I am 5'11" and at my heaviest in 2006 weighed in at a whopping 339lbs! December 2006 I had a LapBand placed and lost 130 lbs in 2 years, and have kept it off for 2 1/2 more years. But after yo-yo wieghtloss, 2 kids, and finally a huge weightloss by body was...unattractive, to... READ MORE

Questions from HappyMommyof2

10 Days Post Op Mommy Makeover. Lower Abdomen Swelling? (photo)

I had a extended tummy tuck with breast lift/augmentation and lipo on my flanks. Overall I am thrilled with the results especially since the 'before' was so bad. My lower... READ MORE

Recent comments from HappyMommyof2

:) I would do it all over again right now! It really changed my life. Some negative people used to say "why do you want to do that, just thinking about your body all the time" and I laugh now...before the surgery was when I thought... READ COMMENT

I just wanted to add a comment here. My husband was nice during the process but I wouldn't say supportive. He would have been very happy for me to cancel. He was worried something bad would happen. But now that it's over and he sees the... READ COMMENT

I poured over the stories here for months before my surgery. Each experience is unique, but this place really helped me to prepare. READ COMMENT

I documented my recovery fairly extensively. I put it in a way that helped me when I was getting ready. I had a setback but overall my recovery was amazing. I was expecting agony but it wasn't much more than uncomfortable. The swelling... READ COMMENT

Losing weight before surgery is great...if you are at a weight you can maintain AFTER surgery. I personally know 2 people who had a mommy makeover and lost a bunch of weight prior to surgery. One lost weight for her surgery, one because... READ COMMENT